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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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German movies or series with 'word-by-word' German subtitles? [closed]

This is not a question about German language per se, but about learning it. So down-voters please save it. Most German movies and series either don't have subtitles or, for example on Mediathek, have ...
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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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English-German bilingual books

I need some Ge-En bilingual parallel text story books for beginners with illustration and in-situ translation of new or difficult words. For example I attached a picture of a Russian-German book.
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How to remember words which are extremely similar but have totally different meaning?

I would like to know if someone has any suggestion regarding how to remember words which are extremely similar but have totally different meanings. Any advice? Tricks? I am thinking of words like: ...
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German taught at schools

I have now been studying/learning German for 5 years now. Unfortunately my conversational skills are relatively poor, I have found that with my time at school, grammar and vocabulary has been ...
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Structure of sentence and position of verb in the end. How to train?

Now, I learn Deutsch intensive last 8 month. I have a problem with the right structure of sentence. I know that is very important. It's very difficult to place the verb in the end of the sentence. I ...
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Was ist Unterschied zwischen sehen, ansehen, gucken und schauen?

Ich möchte wissen, was das Unterschied zwischen sehen, ansehen, gucken und schauen ist. Sind all diese Verben equivalent? Kann man das irgendwann und in jeder Situation benutzen? Geben Sie mir bitte ...
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On-line sources for simple discussions in German

I am trying to improve my German by reading novels in German. But I would also like to get practice at reading everyday German. I thought that online discussion forums would be a good source, as ...
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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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How to study for certificate B1 exam? [closed]

I am a student from Delhi, India. My German language exam for certificate B1 is coming up very soon. My school teacher helped me with registration and all, but now she's taking my exam very lightly. I'...
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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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An appropriate sequence of books to learn German [duplicate]

Now I don't know anything about German but I want to learn German up to level C1. I plan to learn German alone as much as possible. So I'm looking for books to help me reach my goal. I intend to first ...
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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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Is there a good sourcebook for practice exercises?

I'm looking for a book full of practice exercises. I find that, while my vocabulary is getting better and my knowledge of grammar improving, it would really help to do more exercises and compare my ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I better learn noun genders?

One of the things that I really liked about German, as I was studying it in college, was the very orderly grammar, which actually helped me to understand my native English better. As a non-native ...
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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 magazines similar to Spotlight, Adesso, Écoute, Ecos for foreign speakers to learn German?

Some years ago I learned some Italian by studying on one's own. Than I found the Adesso magazine very helpful. Some years later, when I learned the basics of Dutch, I was really missing a similar ...
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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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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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German learning apps for Google Android

I'm on the lookout for any decent self-study applications for my Google Android smartphone to help me brush up on my German on my daily commute. Can anyone recommend any for me?
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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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What movies are good for learners who want to improve their grammar and vocabulary?

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on German ...
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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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Where to rent/watch German movies with German subtitles

I'm an intermediate German learner and I would love to learn the language better by watching original German movies with German subs, because then I can see what is being said and understand it more ...
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Recommended ways to learn the cases?

My German tutor recently told me that the only real way to learn the cases – accusative/dative/nominative/genitive – is just to memorize which verbs are which. She suggests memorizing the dative and ...
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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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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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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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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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Suche ein Forum um auf Deutsch zu diskutieren

Ich möchte mein Deutsch verbessern, entweder durch Sprechen oder durch Schreiben. Gibt es ein Forum oder so, wo man etwas diskutieren kann?
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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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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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Finding out how many German words I do know

I know a website offering a test for knowing how many words you know in English. http://testyourvocab.com/ I would like to find something similar for the German language. I've made some searches ...
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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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Classic childrens books that are unknown outside of DE/AT/CH?

This question is present as a matter of historical interest. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on German ...
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What is a good way to start learning German?

There is already a question that asks for free resource for learning German. However, I would like to know what resources are good for learning German regardless of their cost. The online sources I'...