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Where can I find a parsable list of German words?

I realise this is a bit late, but I thought I'd share this here in the chance that it helps someone else coming here from a search engine. There is a large text file available from dict.cc. It is ...
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Is there a type of German dictionary where words with the same “root” are listed together?

Canoonet offers quite a nice clickable word formation tree for many word stems including stimmen. A click on Wordformation will lead to the following tree (only shown in part): One level above would ...
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Where to find samples of modern German handwritten text?

Es gibt in Deutschland drei Arten von "Schreibschrift": die Schulausgangsschrift (SAS), die in den östlichen Bundesländern mehr verbreitet ist die lateinische Ausgangsschrift (LA), die älteste ...
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What are the preeminent German newspapers?

Judging newspapers on their political affiliation may be highly subjective, but I'll just give my thoughts on those I have experience with. Dailies: Bild: Germany's leading tabloid. Similar to ...
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What are the preeminent German newspapers?

In addition to those mentioned by Jimi Jackson, I would add at least those three to the daily list because they're deemed important enough to be available for passengers in 1st class ICE trains ...
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Podcasts in colloquial German

I agree with Carsten Schultz about Küchenradio. While Freak Show by Metaebene looks like a tech podcast with up to 5 people discussing news at first, it's not a typical interview podcast and it's ...
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List of 1000+ (most common) German nouns with plural form

I'm sharing a list of 1000+ German nouns (with English translations and explanatory notes to such translations) that I wrote out from SPIEGEL and other German newspapers. These nouns are some of the ...
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Ist irgendwo nachzuschlagen, mit welchem Adjektiv ein Substantiv "gemessen" wird (ist eine Geschwindigkeit hoch oder groß oder beides)?

Als Englischsprachiger, benutze ich oft die DWDS Korpora, um solche Verbindung zu finden. Zum Beispiel könntest du das Folgende suchen: near($p=ADJ*, Geschwindigkeit, 2) das alle Sätze im Korpus ...
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Is there a good online resource to look up the etymology of German words?

Kluge. Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. Bearb. v. Elmar Seebold. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (25) 2011, ISBN 978-3-11-022364-4 A standard reference for German etymology. It is ...
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Dictionaries with example sentences for each entry

I recommend you to use at least two web pages: one for translation and one for example sentences. Translation: dict.cc pons.eu dict.leo.org ... you name it Example sentences: linguee.de ...
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I want to buy a monolingual German dictionary, NOT a German-English one. Any Recommendations?

I recommend "Langenscheidt Power Wörterbuch Deutsch" (ISBN: 3468131100, 978-3468131103), simply based on the fact that I bought it for a friend and she likes it. However, there are many other ...
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Past Tatort episodes with subtitles?

Crazy as it may sound, you could buy the series on DVD, since they usually provide subtitles. Now, as you can imagine, unofficial subtitles may be considered illegal. As discussed here (SE Meta Anime)...
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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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What would you include in your German first lesson?

The question seems like it may be opinion based, and it's hard to judge whether an answer is correct or incorrect, and it's more about language learning in general than specifically about German. But ...
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Is there a good online resource to look up the etymology of German words?

TL;DR The best online resource for extensive etymology information is DWDS (Digitales Wörterbuch der Deutschen Sprache). I justify this and explain interesting informations in this context in the text ...
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List of Phrasal Verbs

There is not such a concept as the phrasal verbs in German. Closest to this may be the concept of a Partikelverb, known as a composition of a verb with other compounds such as a preposition, a noun, ...
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List of Phrasal Verbs

A dictionary like Pons will give you a list of possible prepositions and cases that can be used together with a particular verb, and the meaning as well, if you look up the English translation. Pons ...
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Is there a service to help transcribe Kurrentschrift into Latin script?

There are several options: Ask an American professional genealogist with a German genealogy focus (search the directory of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) for German American ...
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German children's story - Mutchi

The character sequence "tch" is rarely found in German words. The sound that English speakers would probably denote this way would rather be transcribed "tsch". So I changed Mutchi to Mutschi, and ...
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Where can I find a parsable list of German words?

You can download 431000 word forms in XML format, parsed from the morphy tool. The licence is " Creative Commons Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 Unported".
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Podcasts in colloquial German

There's also Teezeit, a podcast about everything from TV shows to Computers. edit: @LiveWireBT's answer reminded me of Chaosradio and Chaosradio Express a.k.a. CRE, which I highly recommend.
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What are the preeminent German newspapers?

I would like to address the part of the question that deals with reading German newspapers as a way to practice one's German. I started reading German newspapers back in February 2014 as a way to ...
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What are the preeminent German newspapers?

The "most widely read" (as you put it) newspaper in Germany is the "Bildzeitung". I would not recommend it as language teaching material. The best written German-language newspaper is probably the "...
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Obtaining same-grade German language texts for bilingual child who left Germany

If your friend can name the textbooks her daughter uses, you should be able to just normally order them at any German book store (online or offline). The books used in German schools are published and ...
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Looking for comprehensive, parsable table of German noun declensions

Here is a list of ~ 79,000 German nouns and their grammatical properties compiled from WiktionaryDE.
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Is there a good online resource to look up the etymology of German words?

A 2011 edition of Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache by Friedrich Kluge has been mentioned in an answer by Martin Schwela dated Feb 13 '15 at 0:57. I don't have enough points to chime in ...
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Podcasts in colloquial German

Das Küchenradio, insbesondere ältere Ausgaben, könnte dem entsprechen, selbst wenn es von Journalisten gemacht wird.
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Resources for learning how to pronounce German phonemes?

The classical book concerning this topic is Der kleine Hey, which is also used by professional singers. As I just learned, there is also an edition with an enclosed DVD (ISBN 9783795707026), which ...
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Past Tatort episodes with subtitles?

The official website let's you stream recent episodes with (German) subtitles. https://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/krimi/tatort/videos
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Datenbank mit Artikeln

Da es Dir wohl vor allem um die Angabe des Genus geht und sich die Frage daher mit Looking for large list of nouns with gender überschneidet, wird Dir wahrscheinlich auch die dortige Antwort Elenas ...
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