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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, ...


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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 Funke ...


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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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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 - ...


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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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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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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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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 including ...


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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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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 ...


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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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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. ...


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On this Goethe Institut page, there's a cute Flash game (Spiel 03: Memo-Spiel) that does what you're looking for. Found it by searching on ""memo-spiel" bild wort lernen wortschatz", if you keep looking you may find more. Tried the search with "Memory-Spiel" instead of "Memo-Spiel" but got only links to articles not games. Possibly "Memory-Spiel" is ...


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In case of leo.org you can type e.g. *gerät or *dienst to search for certain patterns. Search Tipps is your friend.


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Elexiko can do that. You can also look for a "Rückläufiges Wörterbuch". In such a dictionary, entries are in alphabetical order with regard to their last letters rather than the first ones. So worde that share an ending (rather than a beginning) are grouped together.


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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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