GERMAN VOCABULARY AND PRONUNCIATION WORK
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What is German? Where does it fit in in the European family of languages?. Language tree
Fremdwörter - Bedrohung oder Bereicherung: discussion with related topics from Duden
More Duden articles: Anglisierungen, politische Korrektheit, Fachbegriffe, Sprachspiegel, Links, Rechtschreibung
BASIC VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Basic Phrases featuring native speakers
BBC audio and video http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/lj/
Cool vocab with audio and images arranged by topic by LanguageGuide.org
Scroll down to Listening Practice for German - Audio, pronunciation, tongue twisters, vocab, phrases from German.about.com
German Language Course and CD much vocab with audio files.
Great vocab categories from About.com: colors, food, family, clothing, sports, animals, etc.
Good exercises on basic vocab - greetings, family, descriptions, etc.
You! Du, ihr or Sie? Explanation and exercise from About.com.
Challenge board with basic vocab from Quia.com
My Challenge board with Family, Numbers, Days, Months
Answer the basic questions from IMSA.
Quiz with basic phrases and questions by Jennifer Harrison.
General phrases and exercise from David Nutting in Australia.
Hello/Goodbye and other basic vocabulary from Susan Bradley.
Unscramble the basic phrases and sentences.
Useful phrases for the classroom from Deutsch Online.
Questions: Fragewoerter from Deutsch im Netz.
Examples from Cyber German with RealAudio.
"Socializing": Conversation and useful phrases from Fodor's.
The Good Wishes Page: Wishes, congratulations, occasions, formalities from About.com.
LEARNING SITESCompare English vocab with German, French, Spanish, and more. Which is most similar to English?
11/18/01 Down with Denglisch and the use of English in Germany
Lizz Caplan's useful phrases. Cool interactive Vocab of the Week.Tom Richardson's Wie sagt man...? Trouble vocab.
Alphabetized list of vocab in context and sayings
Everyday terms, slang, commonplaces and phrases compiled by Brian Zahn.
Vocabulary games, dictionaries and links from About.Com
Useful tips on the German language and culture from the Mining Co.
LearnPlus German language course with a German Idiom of the Week.
Numerous examples of problem vocabulary and usage from Training-for-Germany.
Games and tips for vocabulary practice and learning.
Problems in vocabulary and usage. All beginners WILL make these mistakes. I did!
Embarassing mistakes you might make if you don't translate correctly. Cultural confusion.
CATEGORIESClassroom Expressions and School-related Vocabulary
NEW: master verb list with Past and Pres. Perfect
Adjectives. Describe people, objects and emotions. List plus exercises.
Here's an improved version of the adjectives describing Personality.
German Names: list of first names, popular names and surname research.
Zungenbrecher-Tongue Breakers. Print out and try with your class.
Train your dog in German. Animal-related items
What things bring luck and what superstitions are there in German?
What are some ways to say "You're crazy!"
Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache: Wörter des Jahres und beliebteste Vornamen.
Computer and communications terminology in German.
Computer-related and other acronyms and abbreviations.
LISTS, DICTIONARIES and TRANSLATIONGreat vocab categories from About.com: colors, food, family, clothing, sports, animals, etc.
Lengthy (172K) list of idioms with translation.
Huge list (805K) of basic vocab E-G and G-E. No genders noted unfortunately.
The 200 Most Frequent Words in German - learn these!
Frequency lists - lists of the most commonly used words in German from About.com
Official list of the "Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache" (ZDaF) of the Goethe-Institut.
Wortschatz für das Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache
German Dictionaries and Online Translation - many resources
English-German Picture dictionary - click on the letters to look up words
Problems with Machine Translation
INTERESTING TOPICS and ISSUES
Compound nouns where the whole is greater than the parts: e.g. Staubsauger: dust + sucker = vacuum cleaner
Teekessel: words that can have two or more different meanings. e.g. Steuer.
Common German Words used everyday in America.
Grammar Tips: plurals and determining the gender of nouns (der, die or das?).
Einwortdeutsch - short words as opposed to notorious Long words
Cognates and False Friends: detailed discussions by Charles J. James
Iron Chef vocabulary - how would you state opinions, describe their cooking and their dishes
Palindromes? What are they? Ex. Otto. Claudia's Palindromes.
Anagram-Generator in deutscher Sprache and other German text Generators (poems, names, etc.)
JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner. Correct usage or not?
Pronunciation examples from Bayerisches Archiv für Sprachsignale
Pro und contra Englisch - GI questions and texts on using English in modern German.
MISCELLANEOUSIDS: dictionaries, grammars, texts, Sprachspiele, Anagramms, Palindromes.
Tree of Germanic Languages with descriptions and examples.
Yiddish and general Jewish resources.
Prof. Wolfgang Hempel's Etymology Series is available from the AATG materials center.
The Institut fuer Deutsche Sprache is the place for any and all technical questions.
Verein zur Wahrung der deutschen Sprache. No English version - bummer!
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