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Free German TV with OnlineTVRecorder

I know what you’re thinking — it sounds too good to be true. Well, that’s exactly what I thought when I heard about the OnlineTVRecorder (OTR). But the thought of having access to German TV was just too enticing and

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Pons German Picture Dictionary

If you are a visual learner, or if you’d just like to expand your vocabulary, you will undoubtedly be interested in Pons’ huge online German picture dictionary (http://www.bildwoerterbuch.com). The dictionary contains 6000 words in 17 different categories and with images

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Lessons from the Top German Verbs list

Today I put up a page on the 100 most commonly used German verbs. We’ll do lots of fun and useful things with this list — and the 500 most common German words list — in the coming days and weeks.

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Top 100 German verbs

This verb list comes from Randall Jones & Erwin Tschirner’s A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners, which lists the 4034 (!) most commonly used words in German. We’ll be doing lots of fun things with this list with

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Best books for German learners

Students often ask me what books I recommend for various purposes. These are some of the most useful references available for German learners. German-English Dictionaries Collins Pocket German Dictionary. 5th ed. (2010). [BEGINNER] If you’re looking for something portable but nonetheless

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Top 500 German words (301-400)

Words 1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 Source: A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners 301. handeln (verb) to deal, trade 302. Mark, die, – (noun) mark (former unit of German currency) 303. Entwicklung, die, -en

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Top 500 German words (201-300)

Words 1-100 |101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 Source: A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners 201. brauchen (verb) to need 202. folgen (verb) to follow 203. lernen (verb) to learn 204. Ende, das, -n (noun) end

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Top 500 German words

This word list comes from Randall Jones & Erwin Tschirner’s A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners, which lists the 4034 (!) most commonly used words in German. Words 1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 1. der / die

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Top 500 German words (401-500)

Words 1-100 |101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 Source: A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners 401. Schüler, der, – (noun) pupil, student (primary and secondary level) 402. Bedeutung, die, -en (noun) meaning 403. Text, der, -e

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Top 500 German words (101-200)

Words 1-100 |101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 Source: A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners 101. drei (num.) three 102. wenig (adj.) few; (pron.) little, few 103. Frau, die, -en (noun) woman, wife, Mrs. 104. Mensch, der, -en (noun)

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