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Books for gaining insight into how German works? [closed]

I've seen both prescriptive and descriptive grammar books. The prescriptive one seems too detailed with little insight and descriptive ones just seems to be very long. I am looking for a short concise ...
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Self-learning German language resource with reading, hearing, re-speaking [duplicate]

Is there self-learning German language resource that includes: Reading Hearing Re-speaking - optional. The best example for English is eslfast.com Eg. https://www.eslfast.com/kidsenglish/ke/ke001....
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Are there any good descriptive German grammar books?

Most books I find on German grammar are precriptive in the sense that they try to describe Grammar by giving some rules. This approaches make the amount of thinking required the language less , but, I ...
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What would you include in your German first lesson? [closed]

I will soon start teaching at a language school and just wanted to ask around what you would include in your first German lesson for non-native speakers (French/British)? I've got a plan but would ...
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Who is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on the German language?

Professor David Crystal is widely regarded as a leading expert on the English language who published numerous language books. He held and holds numerous public lectures on the English Language. Here ...
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Any resources to figure out the frequency with which words are used in combination with others?

As an example among many others, I'm trying to figure out whether one could substitute 'die Beherrschung über eine Situation' for 'die Kontrolle über eine Situation', and although, e.g., dwds.de ...
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C2 Zertifikat, Materialen für die Vorbereitung

Ich suche nach Materialen für die Vorbereitung aufs C2 Zertifikat. Ich habe schon das C1 Zertifikat bestanden und möchte noch weitermachen. Also, wenn jemand mir ein Buch, Webseite oder einfach ...
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Gesprochene Sprache lernen

Können Sie mir bitte zwei Bücher oder Quellen empfehlen, die die folgenden Eigenschaften haben: Man soll damit die in Alltag gesprochene Sprache lernen können. Man soll damit Sätze oder Fragen (...
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Obtaining same-grade German language texts for bilingual child who left Germany

We recently left Germany where our son had spent most of elementary school and become bilingual through total immersion. We are interested in obtaining German language textbooks, addressing German ...
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Is there any way to download subtitles from ARD Mediathek? [closed]

I watch a lot of ARD dramas to improve my listening comprehension, and I also use the dialogues to create cards for my Anki collection. Currently I do all this manually, i.e. when I find something ...
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Anyone have a link for this Duden book?

Today, I am going to what will hopefully be the first of many tandem speaking sessions. (I am a native English speaker, and my partner is German.) I am hoping that I can find online a book that I ...
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Creative writing German technical vocabulary

About me: I'm bilingual English/German and currently live in Germany. My spoken and written German is fluent, and native speakers can't tell that I didn't grow up in Germany (I speak an accent-free ...
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Can anyone suggest me resource to practice my German A2/b1? more like worksheet or handbooks where i can really practice Thanks [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest me resource to practice my German A2/b1? more like worksheet or handbooks where i can really practice
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Is there a German publication that would be a resource for reading that is more informal, conversational?

In short, I'm looking for german reading material that is more diverse than the newspapers I currently read. I do quite a bit of reading online and listening in German, but most of the resources I ...
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German textbook series for all levels (at least A1-B2) with lots of exercises

Hello my school is looking for new textbooks. I really like the style of textbook when you have doublepage with text exercises, few new works and separate workbook where you can practise at home. I ...
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I am looking for level A1/A2 German books in PDF format

I want to learn German again from starting level. So I need simple books for the levels A1 and A2. Also, I want these in PDF format. Can you suggest me some resources for this issue?
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German app with example sentences by word

There is an excellent Japanese learning app called Kanji Study. One great thing about it is that it has a function where you can search a word and see, generally, lots of example sentences, among ...
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Need grammar book recommendations for review for former advanced speaker [closed]

Edit: I phrased the question ambiguously it seems. I appreciate all answers, but basically I'm looking for a thorough and yet relatively quick way to review German grammar. With "book" I meant grammar ...
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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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Is there something like a thesaurus for archaic german words?

For writing purposes I am looking for a collection of archaic german words, or words that have gone out of fashion. I've had some success with the german text archives or this simple lexikon. I am ...
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Downloading German pronunciation

Is there a website that has audio for words and will allow me to download the audio so I can use it with my Anki deck so I can learn better?
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Bavarian German pronunciation

I've been studying German for over a year now. I think I could pass a B2 exam. However, being in München, I would like to improve my understanding of the Bavarian dialect, mostly listening ...
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Is there a German banter site?

I'm looking for something like https://www.viedemerde.fr, but in German: full of colloquial usage, swear words, rudeness and banter. It doesn't have to be a website, it can also be a Twitter account ...
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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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Automated conversion of German text to IPA

[IPA = Internationales Phonetisches Alphabet] Does anyone know of a tool like this one that supports German? For my purposes, the tool need not be free or web-based (though, if not web-based, it at ...
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Recommend german TV series [closed]

I am interested in german TV series to practice my German this way (I believe, I have B1 or maybe A2/B1 level). And I am really interested in native German series, not dubbed american ones, and I have ...
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Ein deutscher Buchverlag, wie Penguin books?

Also ich bin ein 20-jähriger und wohne seit einem Jahr in Deutschland. Mittlerweile besuche ich ein Gymnasium und habe noch zwei Jahre bis zum Abitur. Ich möchte ein paar Empfehlung bekommen. Welche ...
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Resources for learning to write (native)

My son (7 years, 2nd grade) is half German and fairly fluent in speaking German, however not so good at writing the language. Since we might move to Germany in the future I would like to teach him to ...
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Are there any German-language films for streaming on Netflix?

I've discovered a lot of German-language films on Netflix that are available on DVD. But I haven't found any that are available for streaming. Are there any German-language films on Netflix available ...
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What are the preeminent German newspapers? [closed]

I'm curious to know what are the preeminent German newspapers? In the US they are undoubtedly the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post. Which newspapers are the most widely read ...
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Gibt es einen Algorithmus zur grammatikalischen Analyse für "sie" versus "Sie"?

Ich vertippe mich ständig, dass ich das kleingeschriebene sie statt dem großgeschriebenen Sie verwende. Automatisch Tipps zu geben ist sicher schwer, aber vielleicht gibt es ja schon automatische ...
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Comparison Of Good And Bad Translations

Are there any resources which compare different translations of English sentences / paragraphs to German and discuss their strengths and weaknesses? It doesn't need to be super fine grained, I'd ...
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Any twitter feed in german with short sentences, proverbs, sayings, quotations?

I'm searching for twitter channels that would provide me daily/hourly sentences in German. (I can read the news, I understand the titles, but diving in the full articles is still difficult for me. I ...
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Is there a German equivalent for "Practical English Usage"

Practical English Usage by Michael Swan was the book I used when I was learning English. I would like to have a similar book for German, since it contained a lot of common mistakes made by non-native ...
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Proofreading API for German texts

I am an English speaker, looking for a German proofreading API so that I can verify my google translated texts (from English to German). Is there any such tool available and how reliable is it? I ...
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German verb categories and classes: Is there a complete taxonomy out there?

So, to my understanding, the categories of German verbs are: Weak: no irregularities in the formation of präteritum, past participles etc. Strong: all verbs fall in one of the seven strong verb ...
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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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Tatort episodes with exact subtitles? [closed]

I'm looking for Tatort episodes with "real" or "correct" German subtitles. What I mean, is that I checked www.ardmediathek.de but their subtitles are different from the real scene!! Some words are ...
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Looking for the German-to-English equivalent of Beaton's "A Practical Dictionary of German Usage"

The articles in K. B. Beaton's A Practical Dictionary of German Usage [PDGU] are devoted to individual English keywords, and give extended, detailed descriptions of possible ways to translate these ...
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Books for Business language

I have been learning German and I have completed till B2.1. I will be moving to Germany shortly and work there. Though I could discuss in day to day scenarios, I face difficulty in business scenarios ...
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Datenbank mit Artikeln

Ich suche für diverse Sprachen wie Deutsch, Französisch etc. eine Datenbank, bei der die Artikel mit hinterlegt sind. Beispiele: Auto (das) maison (la) Das müsste als Datenbankformat, Textdatei ...
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Where can I find streams of German comedies that include subtitles and are in Hochdeutsch?

What are the best sites where I can find German comedy shows with German subtitles? I'm learning German and am quite enthusiastic about it (more than any of my other subjects). I've enjoyed watching ...
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Where to find samples of modern German handwritten text?

Googling mostly reveals some curly Old German scripts, beautiful, but hard to read and write. How do pupils write text in their copybooks today? I assume there should be some simplistic, streamlined ...
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Is there a type of German dictionary where words with the same “root” are listed together?

Is there a German dictionary that lists words with the same root together, e.g., where abstimmen, mitbestimmen, zustimmen etc. are listed under stimmen?
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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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English subtitle of Extra Deutsch [closed]

I am looking for English subtitles of Extra Deutsch. I have the German subtitles but I don't have the English subtitles. If anyone has an idea how to get them please share.
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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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How might I find somebody to provide feedback on my writing?

Not sure if this is an appropriate question here. The thing is that to truly learn a language, you'd usually need to express yourself via writing and speaking, and find somebody knowledgable about the ...
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Language forum to practice German Pronunciation? [closed]

I would like to find some system which helps my German pronunciation. Sometimes, I am long times speaking the language, weakening my fluency. I heard that some language laboratories in Asia have ...
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