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Why are "tomorrow" and "morning" the same in German?

First of all, please mind your spelling: The noun describing the time of the day or the future is capitalized: Der Morgen / das Morgen. The adverb describing that something is happening the next ...
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Ordering German special characters and those from other languages when sorting

Short answer: Take a look at MySQL and different character-collations. Choose one and follow its rules. Or as @RHa and @cbeleites suggest find a library that provides locale-dependent sorting. Long ...
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Why does the German dictionary show only 2nd and 3rd person conjugation?

There are around 200 irregular verbs in German (unregelmäßige Verben or starke Verben) and they usually have changes within their roots only for personal pronouns du and er/sie/es. That's probably the ...
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Why are "tomorrow" and "morning" the same in German?

Probably for the same reason it is in English. "Morrow" is a way of saying morning as is morgen, "tomorrow" is "the morrow" or the morning, and "the morrow" and "der morgen" are pretty much the same ...
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Help with "Deutsch als Fremdspache" dictionary needed

These are pronunciation hints: In the word "Genitiv", the letter "v" is pronounced as /f/, due to Auslautverhärtung; in the plural "Genitive", it's pronounced as /v/, ...
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Was heißt »nicht steig.« in einem Wörterbuch?

"Nicht steig." ist die Abkürzung für Nicht steigerbar. Bei den betreffenden Adjektiven oder Adverbien ist eine Steigerung üblicherweise nicht sinnvoll. Beispielsweise gibt es keinen Komparativ ...
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Was bedeutet Schellenberg?

"eine gefühlte Offenheit" ist in Anführungszeichen, weil es ein Zitat ist. Zitiert wird jemand namens Schellenberg. Die relativ offen gestalteten Zaunelemente ... schaffen "eine gefühlte Offenheit",...
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Understanding German language dictionares

It gives you complete information about the verb's conjugations. Planen is not a good example, because it's regular. Let's take laufen (to run): Laufen: läufst, lief, ist gelaufen. Based on these ...
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Why are "tomorrow" and "morning" the same in German?

One is a noun "der Morgen", and one is an adverb (morgen=tomorrow). If you want to say "tomorrow morning" you need to say something like morgen Vormittag or possibly (if you mean early) ...
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Why are "tomorrow" and "morning" the same in German?

It's not just German. The Spanish word mañana means exactly the same thing. One way to think of Morgen is to say it means in the morning. If today’s morning has already passed, why then, obviously it ...
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Was bedeutet die erste Flexion im Wörterbuch?

Das steht ganz sicher im Wörterbuch. Jedes Wörterbuch hat am Beginn ein Kapitel, in dem genau solche Dinge erklärt werden. Aber diese Darstellung von Substantiven ist ein Quasistandard und wird in ...
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What are the services to get a simple sentence with an specific word?

Dictionaries often provide example sentences for a given word. amongst these my favourite tool is the Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache which is maintained and provided for free from the ...
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What does the following dictionary note mean: [ ' - - - ]?

I believe it's a way to indicate where the emphasis in pronunciation is, and therefore whether it's the separable or inseparable version of the verb. It should only appear for words which have two ...
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Das seltenste Wort der deutschen Sprache

Die minimale Häufigkeit mit der ein Wort benutzt werden kann ist 1. Wörter mit dieser Frequenz werden Hapax Legomena genannt, und in einem beliebigen Text wird in etwa die Hälfte aller Wörter diese ...
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Monolingual German learner's dictionaries with small defining vocabulary

There are a few German dictionaries for learners that use a more restricted vocabulary than dictionaries for (adult) native speakers: Duden - Basiswörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache: according to ...
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Finding resources for Schwäbisch?

As a general rule German dialects have no established written form. For example das Gergele or das Girgale is obviously an ablauted, diminutive form of die Gurgel, which is throat in Hochdeutsch. If ...
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Wörter mit vielen Anagrammen

Naja, sammeln wir halt Dies ist ein Community Wiki, jeder kann beitragen. ###Anagramme mit drei oder mehr Lösungen Länge 12: ansteigender, eingesandter, eintragendes, gastierenden, stagnierende, ...
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What does geh. (geheftet/gehoben) in dictionary definition mean for a word?

It actually means "gehoben" as you have assumed, so practically posh. Caution: In everyday life, using this kind of vocabulary might make you leave the appearance of a snob.
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What does Erkenntnisgewissen mean?

Weyl says he cannot answer the epistemological questions which may come up, because he feels unable to justify them with the knowledge he has. The reason why he choses Erkenntnisgewissen instead of ...
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Dictionary indicates 'zu jds. Gunsten' and gives the example 'zu meinen/Ihren Gunsten'; generally can 'jds' be substituted by meinen/deinen/seinen/…?

TLDR The indefinite pronoun "jemand" is declined like a noun or name, and in "zu jemandes Gunsten" it must be genitive to express possesion. In contrast to this, a possessive ...
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Why are "tomorrow" and "morning" the same in German?

Too add to the answer that Stephie provided, this pattern is seen in several languages for this same word. In English morning was derived from morrow which has both (archaic) meanings of tomorrow ...
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German to English word division

Such a dicitonary does not exist to my knowledge but you can easily get there with the wordformation browser offered from Canoo.net. If you search for Wörterbuch click on the Wordformation button ...
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Can't make sense of the way dict.cc data is compiled

The dict.cc entries for adjectives are set up as follows (explained in the tooltip): First line: positive, comparative, superlative Second line: strong declension, for male, female and neuter ...
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Ordering German special characters and those from other languages when sorting

If it's not names you are dealing with, it would be best to ignore all diacritics when sorting (and count ß as ss). The only reason to deviate from this simple system lies in the unfortunate fact ...
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I am looking for a dictionary which would explain word "dauem"

Yeah, that should be a typo or you might have read it incorrectly. I think the word you mean is dauern with r and n at the end. It is a verb of the noun Dauer.
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Is the Plural of “Übelkeit” “Tabellen”?

The site says: die Übelkeit Pl. s. Tabellen Pl. is the abbreviation for Plural and s. is the abbreviation for siehe. You could parse this in two ways: Check the entry of Tabellen for the plural ...
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German RegEx-dictionary

Aspell provides command-line utilities that spit out its word list, e.g.: aspell -l de dump master | aspell -l de expand will give you a list of all 364 thousand German words it considers correct.
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What are the services to get a simple sentence with an specific word?

Tatoeba is a portal that collects example sentences and the corresponding translations. You can search for words or sentence fragments, and you can define which languages you're interested in. For ...
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Wörter mit drei Artikeln

Das ist der Beginn einer Liste, die ich im Laufe der Monate auszubauen hoffe. Selbes Nomen, drei Genera Der, die das Furunkel Der Duden schreibt nämlich: Substantiv, maskulin, oder Substantiv, ...
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Was bedeutet "verblasst" innerhalb von Bedeutungsangaben im Wörterbuch?

Wenn die Bedeutung eines Wortes verblaßt, bedeutet das, daß Sprecher die ursprüngliche oder wörtliche Bedeutung des Wortes nicht mehr wahrnehmen. Das geschieht im Deutschen regelmäßig bei sogenannten ...
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