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Reference work on prefixes, suffixes, etc

It's not unusual for me not to be able to find some German word in any dictionary (or dictionary-like resource) I try. Since such words are often of the form PREFIX+STEM, I figure I'm not finding ...
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German story to reduction of alphabet

I remember having read a short story about the reduction of the German alphabet some years ago. The story is very short (only a few pages), but the interesting thing about it was that during the story,...
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Books like "English Grammar in use" for the German language

"English Grammar in Use" - Cambridge University Press is amazing. Is there any similar books for the German language? [Update]: "English Grammar in Use" is amazing because each unit spans one ...
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Searching German Website with user feedback on regional usage of words and phrases

After seeing the question on the regional usage of a certain grammatical construction: In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein-Form gebräuchlich? I remembered that there is a German website that ...
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How to look up whether a verb uses dative or accusative

Generally, my understanding of the use of dative and accusative is a bit opaque. I am getting better at deciphering which prepositions call for which case. I have also seen that motion is another ...
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Heißt es „in Anhang A“ oder „im Anhang A“?

Die Frage stellt sich mir beim Verweisen auf einen Anhang einer Arbeit. Ich hab da zwar etwas gefunden, doch so recht konnte mich das auch nicht überzeugen. Streng genommen scheint mir im Anhang A ...
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How to colloquially refer to things written on the blackboard?

English text below. Manche wunderbare Vortragende, die auf Englisch wärend der Vorlesung bzw. während des Vortrags über Mathematik u.ä. an der Tafel schreiben, sagen oft „this guy“ anstelle des ...
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Ist das Märchen aus uralten Zeiten oder einfach aus alten Zeiten?

Ich bin dabei Heines Lorelei auswendig zu lernen und es ist mir aufgefallen, dass es anscheinend kleine Variationen des Textes gibt. Am üblichsten scheint folgende Fassung zu sein: Ein ...
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How do I know which declension pattern a noun belongs to in the Langenscheidt pocket dictionary?

I have this somewhat-useful little yellow book sitting in my backpack, and I've noticed that it has a table in the back that gives 16 groups of noun declension patterns. For whatever reason, these ...
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Schreibweisen von "siehe oben", besonders in Klammern

Wie schreibt man "siehe oben", wenn es nach einem Satzende steht? Es geht mir hier um Groß-/Kleinschreibung, Leerzeichen und das Setzen des Punktes. Beispiel: Hier ist oben. … Hier ist ...
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Referencing another section/heading in the same document

This German taz article includes a same-document reference to another section: Die Technik […] Das liegt an dem aus zwei Schichten bestehenden Display (siehe Öko-Faktor). Das ...
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Magazines and documentaries for speaking German with subtitles

Could you please name some documentaries, radio stations or magazines with easy German vocabulary and clear pronunciation?
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Looking for dictionary of synonyms *with usage notes*

I can describe the kind of reference work I'm looking for, although I can't give a precise name for it. It is similar to (though less comprehensive than) a thesaurus, but in addition to providing ...
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Reference request: irregular adjectives

Where can I find a decent list of irregular adjectives, i.e. gut - besser - am besten?
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How does one say "illustrated dictionary" in German?

I'm looking for the German-language equivalent of the Petit Larousse Illustré, and, embarrassingly enough, I can't figure out what keywords to search for it with. Or rather, everything I've tried—...
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How to read dictionary definitions in Collins Gem German/English dictionary [closed]

I'm at beginner German and I'm learning to use a translation dictionary properly. I'm currently using the Collins Gem German Dictionary, small size, and it has the format: Headword (Genitive, Plural) ...
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What are some good audio resources for learning scientific German?

German Science Reader by Charles Frederick Kroeh is a book on learning scientific German. However, I learn better aurally. What are some good audio resources for learning scientific German?
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Korrekter Gebrauch von Abkürzungen [closed]

In einem wissentschaftlichen Text möchte ich zum Referenzieren verschiedene Abkürzungen verwenden. Bei den zu referenzierenden Textbausteinen handelt es sich um Anwendungsfälle, Anforderungen, ...
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What happens to the preposition when using Gerundiv?

Ich öffne den Kühlschrank. Der [zu öffnende] Kühlschrank. I have an object, which is required for Gerundiv. Ich schreibe auf das Blatt. What happens when I use a prepositional object? Is it ...
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Textbook about German in Bengali?

Does someone know a textbook for learning German which is written in Bengali (Bangla)?
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Words Frequency List

I've searched the forum and found this question, but the list there is not very good for general purposes, I think. It's based on newspapers as far as I could tell and is thus irrevocably slanted ...
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Reference of "es" and "das" in a seemingly ambiguous context

By which (soft) grammatical rules is the object that es refers to sometimes the baby and sometimes its being hungry. I assume that this is objectively the case. (Das can refer only to the baby's being ...
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Das Duden Bedeutungswörterbuch: Wie unterscheidet es sich von einem „normalen" Wörterbuch?

Ich habe vor kurzem das „Duden Bedeutungswörterbuch" gesehen. Ich habe es nur online gesehen, dementsprechend kenne ich seinen Inhalt nicht, und verstehe nicht, inwiefern es sich von einem „...
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Liste mit "Denk-Verben" [closed]

Ich suche Quellen - gedruckt oder online - für eine möglichst umfangreiche, wenn nicht gar vollständige Liste deutscher "Denk-Verben", also Verben wie denken, wissen, verstehen, erkennen, glauben, ...
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Is there a complete German grammar book?

I am looking for a complete German grammar book, where everything would be explained for all levels in English. At the moment I am finding a German grammar book with exercises or German grammar for ...
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Is there a dictionary where the frequency of a word appears?

Not so recently somebody posted a link to a dictionary that displays the frequency of a word. Well, I just forgot its name. Of course there exists Duden, which however classifies words only in six ...
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Reference for accusative and dative forms

What is a good reference to look at the accusative and dative forms of nouns? I was looking at the word Wille in the dictionary, and while in this case I can deduce from the examples that the ...
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