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Questions asking for learning resources and advice on the process of learning German. Do not use this tag for questions about specific features of the German language.

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Wie heißen einige Onlinebücher für junge Erwachsene? [duplicate]

Ich suche eine deutsche Geschichte, die ich lesen kann. Ich habe »Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality«, »Worm« und »Animorphs the Reckoning« sehr gemocht aber ich kann nichts ähnliches auf ...
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How to learn preposition in German?

How should I learn German prepositions? A single preposition can have a lot of meanings, then how do I apply rules? For example Ich bin zu Hause. warum nicht Ich bin an Hause. ? There is a ...
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Monolingual German learner's dictionaries with small defining vocabulary

Most modern English learner's dictionaries use controlled defining vocabulary for defining lemmas. Which German learner's dictionaries incorporate controlled defining vocabulary?
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The dative case - expressing the action of putting something on a table

On a course quiz of mine in an introductory-level German class, we had the following question about correctly identifying the accusative case: What confuses me is that this question doesn't seem ...
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So beginner with german [closed]

I have began learning German recently, I am using YouTube videos and the Duolingo app, but I feel that this is not so effective so I would like to ask you if there are any free materials well ...
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Daily financial, economic and world (television) news in German

I hope this question isn't off-topic, since this website is about language-specific questions. This seemed like the site closest to my post. :) For the purpose of exposing myself to the spoken German ...
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Problem: listening comprehension improving steadily *except* for numbers

NB: This question is addressed to those learners of German as a foreign language who have faced, and overcome, the problem described here. My fluency with numbers lags far behind my fluency with the ...
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Is there a website that can list the English cognates of German words?

I think learning the cognates of German words would really help learning German as I know through reading, 'deer' is a cognate of 'Tier', which I wouldn't have guessed otherwise
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Learning German mathematics-vocabulary?

What are some resources for speeding up learning of advanced German mathematics-vocabulary?
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Difference between `in der Stadt` and `in die Stadt` [duplicate]

Taking the following example: Ich gehe in der Stadt. Ich gehe in die Stadt. I couldn't understand when to say in die Stadt and when to say in der Stadt.
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When to use viertel vor sechs and when to use drei viertel sechs?

I am a German language beginner. I understand that, in principle, the time 17:45 could be referred to (informally, unofficially) as either "Viertel vor sechs" ("a quarter to six") or "dreiviertel ...
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Are there any resources to learn German using the 10000-sentence method?

Learning languages using sentences is kind of similar the way children learn to speak, IMHO! First, you learn and memorize the common sentences and then use these to interact in everyday situations. ...
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Learning Vocabularies B2 [closed]

Can anybody tell me what the vocabularies and topics in B2 exam are? And can you give ideas to memorize the German vocabularies?
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Kann ich bitte sie ein paar fragen? but in a polite form [closed]

I'm trying to learn German. How can I ask somebody (e.g. in a cafe) to help me with that? I want to say something like that: – Hi, I'm Peter. Do you have a minute for me? -- ... -- I'm ...
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Resources to learn German? [duplicate]

I would like to start learning german online, but I don't know where to do it, I made a seach in this community, but I not found nothing, someone have something like this? https://russian....
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German cartoons to improve my German [duplicate]

I want to watch free German cartoons to improve my German level. Which German cartoons do you suggest me and where can I find them freely?
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Is there a (web)app that will help with gender/adjective agreement? [closed]

I'm learning German and I struggle with making words agree. I want a website where I can put in something like "der sehr groß Mann" (wrong) and it will inform me that it should be (I think) "der ...
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Where do I go with my german? Details below [closed]

I don't know where to go with German anymore. I do it at school but we're currently on break and i want to improve. I stopped halfway through duolingo and learned 1000+ words on memrise. Any advice?
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How to study for certificate B1 exam? [closed]

I am a student from Delhi, India. My German exam for certificate B1 is coming up very soon. My school teacher helped me with regristration and all, but now she's taking my exam very lightly. I'm ...
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When can a phrase be put after the “second” verb?

Sorry that I don't know the right words for it, but here is an example. Apparently the sentence Du musst mir helfen, das zu verstehen. is correct, but I do not understand why "das zu verstehen"...
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German certificates - level of difficulty?

I want to start study in Germany and I must have a German certificate. I have these possibilities: Goethe-Zertifikat C 2 (Goethe) DSH-3 DSD II TESTDAF (das in allen vier Teilprüfungen die Test-...
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Good children author for learning German

I would like to read some good German children's stories with simple German where I can improve my German. Can you please tell me whom I should read.
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How to meet other people to learn and speak German with?

I would like to improve my German communication, reading and writing skills. German classes at school does not seem to help me enough to make good conversation with Germans. I'm 17 years old and live ...
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How can I memorize German vocabulary easier? [closed]

I am having a hard time with German vocabulary. I am looking for methods to memorize better. It took me about 1 hour to memorize 10 words.
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Online language exercises [duplicate]

I'm looking for web sites that might have exercises for beginners and intermediate users. So far I found Duolingo and DeutschAkademie, and although they are excellent sites, after a while they get ...
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How hard is it to score DSH 2? [closed]

I was looking at German Universities and they require for German-taught degrees that you score at least 67% on the DSH test (meaning you score a DSH 2). Is passing this test a good signal that you ...
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How should an Indian start learning German whose primary language is not English?

I am an Indian and my primary language is Hindi. English is our secondary language, which we use in college studies and corporate offices. Our daily communications happens through Hindi and our local ...
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German books ranked by reading ease [duplicate]

Is there any online source where I can find major German books listed according to some reading ease index (Lesbarkeitsindex)? I know this question has been already asked some years ago, but it got ...
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Difference between zuerst and erste [closed]

What is the difference between the words zuerst and erste in meaning? Can it be used interchangeably?
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Ich fahre dem taxi zum Büro [closed]

I am doing German A1. I just want to know whether Ich fahre dem taxi zum Büro can be used to mean I come to office by taxi.
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After having learnt a great deal of grammar and being confident at speaking what I know, how do I go about expanding my vocabulary?

Essentially, I have very little problem with German grammar. I am able to teach myself, and I often am able to speak without translating in my head. However, I am severely limited by my relatively ...
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Does anybody know how to obtain an ebook of Emil und die Detektives? [closed]

I am teaching myself German and trying to obtain good stories written in German with language that is not too archaic. I read on an ebook (Kobo or Kindle) so that I can use the online dictionary for ...
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Are there websites where one can practice German conversation whether through typing or through audio?

This question also has an answer here (in German): Wo kann man im Internet die deutsche Sprache üben? Im learning German on my own, so Im trying to find websites where I can make conversations ...
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Equivalent of Globish in German

I have recently applied for a job in Germany and they require job candidates to speak basic German. When I asked what was the basics in terms of levels (i.e. CEFR A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2,...), they ...
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Resources for the Goethe-Zertifikat A1 [duplicate]

Are there any coursebooks for the Goethe-Zertifikat A1? I have found some material on their website, but that seems quite limited. thanks
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Is there any file or available source for German nouns + definite article

I'm trying to find files or any kind of source for German nouns together with definite article. The goal is to create an app which will use that data and help me with learning.
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German conversation examples

I am looking for practice conversations in German, things like A: Hi I would like to buy this fan, how much is it? B: It is 20 EUR, there is a used one for 10 EUR though C: Does the used one work ...
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Can listening to German songs be a part of a language learning program? [closed]

What do you think - can listening to songs in German be helpful when learning the language? Can it improve listening comprehension and understanding of speech?
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Is there any website like vocabulary.com , but for German?

I search for a website to learn German words of intermediate and advanced level, preferably not with translation, but with explanation in German. Vocabulary.com is the perfect example of what do I ...
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For how many years do Germans study English at school? [closed]

Most Germans are pretty fluent in English. It seems to me that the number of years Germans put into studying English should be roughly comparable to the number of years learners of German would need ...
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Is there a book about German that is comparable to “Wheelock’s Latin”?

I found Wheelock’s Latin to be amazingly straightforward and comprehensive. The many German books which I have found are in no way comparable. They are absolutely annoying with their pictures, ...
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German Television [duplicate]

I learn German the best when I listen/watch it, so I've been looking for some german dubbed and subbed movies and tv shows. Sadly, I can't find much. Are there any sites that people know of where I ...
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Best way to learn German! [duplicate]

I am so interested in learning languages I have some knowledge of Russian language and English language. I am from Egypt and I would like to learn German .. I have learned Russian to the level that I ...
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Learning german [duplicate]

I need to learn German, but I can't study it in a school or so. And my internet connection don't allow me to use online methods. Is there some books, with audio tapes avaible that you would recommend ...
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German games for dyslexic to learn language

My son (8) has dyslexia and we need to motivate him a lot to read and write. He is German and German is his mother tongue. (But German is not my mother tongue.) I learned a lot of English playing ...
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Learning German from scratch in order to read mathematics?

I heard that learning basics of French and German, especially in order to read mathematics, is not difficult. It's verified by my experience of learning French: it's much easier to read mathematics ...
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How difficult is Mozart’s German for language learners?

I grew up with a love of opera, which brought me to Italian and German. As I am particularly fascinated with the Magic Flute, I am considering to take a course in German, so I can understand what is ...
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Can one access online the subtitles for the UT-tagged videos in Bayerisches Fernsehen’s Mediathek? [closed]

I have found that watching German media videos with subtitles has helped my aural comprehension (I am not a native speaker of German). Therefore, I am particularly interested in locating subtitled ...
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Motivate cases for speakers of languages without them

This might be a general question, but I’ve just re-encountered cases again while learning German. How would one explain the purpose of cases? In German there are four, there are languages with more......
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German dictionary program [duplicate]

I am looking for a German dictionary program that I can install on my Mac. I would like the program to have: Definition of the word in English Audio files of the German pronunciation Declensions I ...