Choose Fernsehen and then Sendungen A-Z for a complete list.
Mostly News and Edutainment, it seems. Use this site to get a list with shows not original German, which are provided with "OT" (from "Original Ton", original language) too and information how to receive the OT-version.
Again, choose Sendungen A-Z for ...
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 ...
I'll recommend the test by the "Institut für Testforschung und Testentwicklung" in Leipzig:
You can find alternatives if you search the Internet for "Wortschatztest".
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 Funke
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
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 ...
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.
Judging newspapers on their political affiliation may be highly subjective, but I'll just give my thoughts on those I have experience with.
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 ...
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.
German is easy!
Fragen Sie Dr. Bopp!
korrekturen.de - Weblog
German Language Blog “Auf Deutsch, bitte!”
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 including ...
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:
I recommend you to use at least two web pages: one for translation and one for example sentences.
... you name it
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 ...
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 "...
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 ...
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 the description on the Duden website, the definitions in this dictionary use only words that are defined in the dictionary, apparently 7.000 words. It contains ...
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 below.
I recently completed my search for good etymology resources of german words myself and will now share my results with you:
Best affordable resources
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 also provide a PDF document for download with some common verb - preposition combinations and examples of their usage.
It should be pretty comprehensive, but I ...
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-...
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 googling for "Mutschi Junge" I very quickly found the book Aus jüdischer Seele. Ausgewählte Werke, which looks like it contains a story matching your description. ...
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
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 LEARN German. Since then I have been reading various major German newspapers, including Der Spiegel, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ...