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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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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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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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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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List of separable verbs (Infinitiv+Verb) [closed]

I am looking for a list of “trennbare Verben” just like the following ones (with Infinitiv+Verb): sitzenbleiben, fallenlassen, kennenlernen, spazierengehen Anything goes as long as it fits the ...
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Wörterbücher zu norddeutschen Dialekten

Diese Woche las ich in dem gut gemachten, und auch lustigen Buch von Jürgen Meyer Wat is - Is wat? Das Ruhrstadt-Wörterbuch. Kann jemand ähnliche Bücher für norddeutsche Dialekte empfehlen?
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Is there a German equivalent to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)? [duplicate]

I have been searching for something like the German equivalent to the OED, which provides amazing etymological speculation and historical information on most English words. Bonus for a web version ...
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German children's story - Mutchi [closed]

I am looking for an old German story that talks about a boy called Mutchi, who lives many adventures. The problem is I don't remember many details about the story. I know he takes a ride with a fish ...
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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 ...
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“Der kleine Prinz” and short children novels vocabulary list

Any ideas on where I can obtain vocabulary lists for famous children novels? I find it easier to memorize the list of words and then practice it by reading the novel it refers to. Instead of ...
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Comprehensive resource for Yiddish etymology?

I'm interested in a comprehensive resource that gives the origins of Yiddish words. I am aware that Wiktionary sometimes contains this information, but it is often sorely lacking. (For instance, I ...
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Suche eine umfassende Datenbank aller deutschen Wörter

Ich suche eine (oder mehrere) Gratisdatenbank(en), die u.a. folgende Daten enthält: Wortart Wortform Bei Verben: Konjugationstabelle Bei Adjektiven: Angepasste Versionen Synonyme Wenn möglich ...
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Past Tatort episodes with subtitles?

I can't follow most of the dialogue in Tatort, but the German subtitles I can understand almost completely. Past episodes of Tatort are easy to find online, but the only ones I've found that have ...
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I want to buy a monolingual German dictionary, NOT a German-English one. Any Recommendations?

I watch videos from DW's website. I really like the manuscripts that DW includes with the videos. The manuscripts include words that a viewer might not know, and the words are defined in German and ...
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Wo/Wie kann ich meinen Wortschatz erweitern?

Ich lerne gerade die Lektionen für die B2-Prüfung. Trotzdem fühle ich, dass ich noch mehr Vokabeln lernen muss. Ich suche jetzt Ressourcen dafür, deutsche Wörter zu lernen.
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(Wenn möglich) kostenlose Liste von deutschen Wörtern [duplicate]

Ich brauche eine Liste von deutschen Wörtern für ein privates Projekt. Sie muss nicht sher ausführlich sein, 1000–3000 Wörter würden reichen. Im Internet habe ich keine gefunden. Wenn möglich sollten ...
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Is there a service to help transcribe Kurrentschrift into Latin script?

I have several documents that I need transcribed from Kurrentschrift into modern German script (really just a text file, notepad would be perfect). Some examples of the documents I'm looking to have ...
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Resources for learning how to pronounce German phonemes?

In reading Fluent Forever. The author makes a point of something I had begun to suspect on my own: Learning to hear and correctly pronounce a language will help you learn much faster, because your ...
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Dialects of Austria—Resources?

From a linguist’s perspective if possible — i.e., not popular media or informal descriptions; I’m looking for any online resources that can give me clear explanations of accent, vocabulary, and ...
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Quelle für Abgrenzung von Synonymen für das heutige Deutsch

Ich suche eine gute Quelle für die Unterscheidung von Synonymen. Bei meinen Internetrecherchen bin ich des Öfteren auf das "Synonymische Handwörterbuch der deutschen Sprache" von Johann August ...
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Wo kann man den Unterschied zwischen Synonymen nachgucken?

Seit langem poste ich Fragen über die Unterschiede zwischen manchen Wörtern. Gibt es irgendwelche guten Quellen, in denen man sie prüfen kann?
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German Websites for Literature?

Are there any German websites for literature, like Goodreads? Or for that matter German book shops like Amazon.
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Resources for finding a German pen friend :) [duplicate]

I know that maybe it isn't the right place to look for a "Brieffreunde", but I've looked in another places and I didn't find what I was looking for. So please, if you can help me, help me! Ich ...
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Which satellite channel to learn German in Europe? [duplicate]

I've a good satellite system here in Europe. I can get: Hotbird 13 Astra 19.2 Astra 28 I would like to know if there is a channel dedicated to German teaching, maybe with subtitle.
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Dictionaries with example sentences for each entry

I am looking for offline or online English-to-German dictionaries that provide example sentences for each entry. This would help me learn the usage of each word. For example: I searched for the word ...
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Language-themed podcasts [duplicate]

A while ago, I have received recommendations here for non-news podcast in colloquial German. I am also looking for language-themed podcasts, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, and style for the German-...
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Where can i find a realiable English to German translator [closed]

I am writing a fanfiction of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Since the Belkan Language is identified to be German i want to be able to reliably translate a number of spells which have english names to ...