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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Difficult to distinguish the pronunciation between "musste" and "müsste"

Q: Are these sounds also difficult for Germans to distinguish in speech? A: Well, I'm not German, I'm Austrian. But (like almost all Austrians) I am a German native speaker, and so I think I also can ...
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Do you know any platform where I could find lectures in German?

The question is a bit offtopic because it's not really about the German language, and it's also very broad, but let's view this as a question for German material on a higher language level. There's a ...
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Suche eine umfassende Datenbank aller deutschen Wörter

Die in JSON geparste Version der deutschen Einträge der englischen Wiktionary ist wahrscheinlich die beste Ressource für so etwas. Enthält alle Daten wie z. B. gebeugte Formen und Kategorien, ...
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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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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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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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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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Gibt es einen Algorithmus zur grammatikalischen Analyse für "sie" versus "Sie"?

Schon der Beispielsatz "Wenn Sie vier plus vier rechnen, ..." zeigt, dass beide Formen von sie grammatikalisch passen. Es kommt also auf den restlichen Kontext des Textes an, ob es sich um Sie oder ...
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Are there any good descriptive German grammar books?

The ultimate descriptive grammar of German (in English) may be Peter Jørgensen's German Grammar, translated by G. Kolisko and published by Heinemann in the years 1959-1966. This is now out of print, ...
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Finding out how many German words I do know

Here's a German vocab test site very similar to the one in the question: https://wortschatz.tk/ Sounds like what you're looking for.
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Where to find samples of modern German handwritten text?

Ich habe einfach einmal einen Hefteintrag für Dich abfotografiert, falls du ein echtes Beispiel brauchst. Meine Schrift ist zwar jetzt nicht die schönste, aber immerhin Schreibschrift. :) (Mein Bruder ...
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Monolingual German learner's dictionaries with small defining vocabulary

I do not know if and to what extent "controlled defining vocabulary" is an issue in German monolingual dictionaries in terms of a concept that is explicitely defined as a policy, i.e. beyond the ...
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Is there a German banter site?

Making an answer by elaborating my comment: Have you ever heard of Jodel? It is a mobile app that may suit your needs: the base principle is to post anonymously on everyday things using everyday ...
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Difficult to distinguish the pronunciation between "musste" and "müsste"

The opposition between the lax (short) vowels [ʊ], [ʏ] in musste, müsste; zucken, zücken is smaller and therefore harder to master for language learners than that between the tense (long) vowels [u], [...
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Podcasts in colloquial German

A good recommendation for discussions in Germany would first of all be all of the German TV talk shows, which usually get posted online. Not sure if that was what you were looking for. This for ...
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Where can I find a parsable list of German words?

The Kaikki project has a parsed (JSON) version of the German entries of English Wiktionary, including inflections, definitions and categories. It also has a downloadable version of the German ...
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German words in context with translations

Example German sentences: Sentences examples Learn words in context: Words in context Listening exercises
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What is the best free word frequency list in German?

I compiled a list of word frequencies myself from the German Wikipedia (~6 million words). Find it here: https://github.com/gambolputty/dewiki-wordrank
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