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German TV-Stations ARD Choose Fernsehen and then Sendungen A-Z for a complete list. Mostly News and Edutainment, it seems. I don't think there's any American Show on there ZDF Again, choose Sendungen A-Z for a complete list. A quick scan revealed only "Inspektor Barnaby" as non-German series, lots of news, cooking and quiz shows Sat1 Navy CIS, Hannibal, ...


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I took the Zertifikat Deutsch two years ago at the Goethe Institut Berlin. It was pretty tough for me since I was just starting out, but did manage to pass with a good grade with some work. Since Takkat already provided some resources for you, let me give you some advice which is specifically tailored to the Zertifikat Deutsch. The following advice is ...


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You can download the German Wiktionary from here. For an example, here's a part of dewiktionary-20121115-pages-meta-current.xml.bz2 I downloaded a week ago: <title>Haus</title> <ns>0</ns> <id>1119</id> <revision> <id>2726902</id> <parentid>2709434</parentid> ...


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Dictionaries dict.cc is a free, multilingual online dictionary. Read this answer for more information about the dictionary and its offline version. LEO dictionary: excellent online, free multilingual dictionary. They also have a great discussion forum and links to audio files for pronunciation. canoonet: Free German only dictionary. Great resource for ...


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I'll recommend the test by the "Institut für Testforschung und Testentwicklung" in Leipzig: http://www.itt-leipzig.de/static/startseiteeng.html You can find alternatives if you search the Internet for "Wortschatztest".


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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 Schulschreibschrift die vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift (VA), die gebräuchlichste Schulschreibschrift, die auch zur Zeit in der Schule gelehrt wird Auf folgendender ...


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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 quite comprehensive and includes whether the word is m/f/n/pl, and also the English translation. http://www1.dict.cc/translation_file_request.php?l=e Other ...


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Books For a list of easy to read German literature please have a look at our reference question on that topic: Simple but interesting German literature The top voted answers to this question are listed here for your convenience: Momo, Michael Ende Die unendliche Geschichte, Michael Ende Die Vermessung der Welt, Daniel Kehlmann Tintenherz, Cornelia ...


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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 Britain's Sun, but more moderate in comparison. Has been staunchly conservative in the past, but I can't make out a certain political affiliation today. Being a ...


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From the Goethe Institut there are some ressources for the B1 exams free for download from here: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/gzd/mat/deindex.htm There you will find A sample exam for candidates Samples for examiners MP3 audio file for listening comprehension tests Various regulations, other informations and a manual


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Websites needs content: add links to websites with a short description only if they are not an online-dictionary, or provide online courses, and the site is in other ways relevant to learning of the German language. Blogs German is easy! Fragen Sie Dr. Bopp! Marathon sprechen korrekturen.de - Weblog Sprachlupe "Official" sites Deutsche Welle - Media ...


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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 be for the stem Stimme with even more derivations. Also see this related question (in German): Lemma, Grundform-Lexikon deutscher Sprache


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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 throughout Germany (as well as Bild): Die Welt: higher quality than Bild, but same publisher (Axel Springer SE). Leans towards conservative/right Handelsblatt: ...


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Newspapers needs content: add links to non regional German newspapers of general interest. For regional newspapers also see Wikipedia: Liste deutscher Zeitungen. Die Zeit: weekly newspaper with concise and well researched articles on all topics. Known for an elaborate language which may not be suitable for beginners. Der Spiegel: One of the major weekly ...


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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 also not just a collection of news bits. They tend to digress a lot resulting in long episodes. If tech and length don't turn you off, you might want to give this ...


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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 gibt, die höchstens zwei andere Wörter zwischen einem Adjektiv und "Geschwindigkeit" haben. Du könntest auch verschiedene einzelne Suchen machen, und die Anzahl ...


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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 available online from some University Libraries if you have access there, but you can buy it as E-Book or Android App: E-Book: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/...


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Here's the best, biggest and free German frequency word list DeReWo and it contains only dictionary headwords without superfluous derivatives: DeReWo – Korpusbasierte Grund-/Wortformenlisten.


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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 more useful ones that I came across in spring of 2014, as I began to read the German press and put together what has now become a Mega Word List with over 19000 ...


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(Online) courses Free see answers to Free online resources for beginner course Wikibooks - German for English speakers: a free textbook for learning the German language Wikibooks - German for non-English speakers: free textbooks for learning the German language Duolingo: This is a website which offers free courses to learn different languages ...


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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 Furthermore it's possible to search for words with the aid of google. Just type site:bla.de word. For instance, use news sites such as focus.de or faz.net. In addition ...


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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 dictionaries available. In general, the German term for the kind of dictionary you are looking for is "Bedeutungswörterbuch", "einsprachiges Wörterbuch", or also "...


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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) and here (SE Law), “Subtitles are treated much like movie scripts by most video industries” and therefore StackExchange is not a good platform for this ...


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I will try to split your question into three parts and answer them separately. Some general remarks: unlike in English dictionaries, it is rather uncommon for German dictionaries to provide any phonetic transcription. Most German words (more than 95%) are just read according to simple rules and you don't need a special IPA case for every word. Duden, one of ...


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Deutsche Welle is the best possible page for German language learners, I know no other news agency that would do so much for teaching German worldwide. On the same page you are referencing in your question there is also a video section called "Deutsch Lernen mit Videos" (s. picture) where you can find 161 different short video clips tailored for beginners.


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Der deutsche Sprachraum ist zu groß und zu lebendig um solche Regeln festlegen zu können. Einzelne Adjektive haben in Bern, Wien, Dresden und Hamburg unterschiedliche Bedeutungen. Ich bin Österreicher, geboren in Graz und lebe seit 17 Jahren in Wien. Wenn bei uns etwas "schön" ist, dann ist damit ausschließlich gefälliges Aussehen gemeint. Ich war recht ...


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Here's a link to an online dictionary that shows what you want, but in a little more complicated form. For example, type in "table" and it returns: der Tisch Pl: die Tische And here is a list someone named "Greg" put together, for his own use, of 1000 nouns. His format is: das Abitur, -e school exam


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Depending on your vocabulary, get an Open dictionary. Free software comes with such dictionaries. Get the number of entries in the dictionary. wc -l /usr/share/hunspell/de_DE.dic 72374 /usr/share/hunspell/de_DE.dic Now take 100 words by random from the dictionary, and count how much you know. This schould be a good estimate. For higher acccuracy take ...


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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, another verb, or an adjective. More commonly used is the classification into "separable" and "non-separable" verbal compositions. For separable verbs canoo.net ...


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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 specialists) or a German professional genealogist (list). Ask a non primarily genealogy related service like Altdeutsche Schreibstube, Alphatrad, Czau or Recherche-...


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