https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Practice speaking German

For all the new German learners out there like me, I created a Twitter page @GermanLearners to have basic conversations in German. Pretty much a place to practice outside Duolingo. Feel free to follow! Danke, tschuss!

June 19, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/christian

If you Google "German language podcast", you'll find a bunch of great podcasts. You don't need to limit yourself to Duolingo. There are a lot of great resources out there (not just podcasts).

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/aegkagee

There is a lot of German listening material out there. Here are ones I've found useful:

There's slow German: https://slowgerman.com/ (the very first episodes weren't that slow, and it slowed down over time). It has transcripts and covers a bunch of interesting German culture and history. It was really pleasing when reading the classic childrens' book "Emil und die Detektive" (also recommended) when I knew what a Litfaßsäule was, because it had been covered in Slow German.

Deutsche Welle have a bunch of podcasts and listening materials pitched at learners (some in English, some in German). https://www.dw.com/en/media-center/podcasts/s-100977

I find most real German podcasts too fast and scrambled to follow. However, SWR2 Wissen (while hard for a beginner) is well-produced (and so clear) and has PDF transcripts, making it possible for me to follow. https://www.swr.de/swr2/wissen/

There's also a tonne of material on youtube with subtitles, some aimed at learners (search the forum for recommendations), or actual German content.

There's a lot of graded listening material aimed at learners with transcripts (and ability to look up any word easily) at https://www.lingq.com/ — although there's a subscription fee if you want to look up more than a tiny number of words a day, or use their app.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Wow, thank you for this!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin191510

Great information. Thanks!

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaS435187

Danke, ich werde es versuchen. Immer froh etwas zu finden.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/holdredial

There is also https://www.nachrichtenleicht.de/ for slow German news at the intermediate level.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewHul18

Coffee Break German for beginners - Herr Professor for intermediate learners and you're good to go!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/naguardado

Agreed!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ofek_asido

Das müssen wir haben!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/-Locky-

Yes, please!! the beauty of a podcast is that when you subscribe to any, the episodes automatically download so you can listen whenever wherever. We know there is plenty of resources out there, but but a German podcast in the style of Duolingo would be just Super.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MooO0O

Rent a German movie and put on the subtitles. You can slow the movie down so you can really hear each word slow enough to catch...or get German subtitles to a movie in English.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Yes, I've been doing it with some of my fav Netflix shows!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LennyLemonBoi

that doesn't help for a lot of people. when i did that, i found myself more focused on the subtitles than what the characters in the movie were actually saying.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott

Put the subtitles in German.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MooO0O

@LennyLemonBoi, the purpose is to learn German...put the speed to 50% so you can hear the spoken German words clearly or if it's in English, get german subtitles. When Germany dubs tv shows from the US they do a great job watch those with English subtitles too...that will really freak you out.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephen326184

Some of us like to listen to podcast in the car while sitting in traffic. Just another way to use your time to learn the language.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MooO0O

I'm not saying this should replace podcasts...it would be great to have one. I am saying what I have done to listen and learn German in addition to Duolingo. If they make a podcast, I will listen to it as well.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LingualLightning

German is the most popular language on Duolingo (second to Spanish and French) so one would think that German would be next on the line. The fourth most popular is Japanese.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Right! That's why I made this post to show that we want it lol

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/2Soon

Actually German is the 4th most popular language on Duolingo, English being first followed by French(2nd) , Spanish(3rd) and German (4th). Regardless, we need a German podcast.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NaericaS

A few posts ago someone suggested me to search german fairytales( or any other language you’re interested in learning) on youtube and I think it’s a really amazing method. But yeah I agree, and I’m patiently waiting for Duolingo to make a German podcast as well.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/holdredial

Beelinguapp ( https://www.beelinguapp.com/index.html ) has some fairy tales in German, including "the ugly duckling" and others. The level is rather challenging though, for anyone who is still using Duolingo to learn German.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NaericaS

Vielen Dank!

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Thanks! Ya I'll look into that

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ViniciusCa493335

Agreed! I was thinking exactly the same this moorning.

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Despicyto

I would love a german podcast!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kuba_Slowakei

Ja! Das denk ich auch, aber dort gibt es andere Ressourcen als Duolingo :))

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Chickenator1944

YES

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/slavicmartin

Looking to learn more German soon, so this would be very helpful! Bitte!

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/4his_glory

Ja, bitte!

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LaShawnaRiley

ich bin eine dankbar

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ethan974210

This sounds like a good idea but i know that some people have already done it, a beginner friendly one sounds great though.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Bronwyn_Gnagy

Guten Morgen! Du liegst nicht falsch. Ich bin neu in der Sprache

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaS435187

Hallo- willkommen!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KylePrime

Coffee Break German on Spotify ist sehr hilfreich in the meantime. :)

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/tbfunk

Coffee break german is great! https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-german/

I also enjoy News In Slow German. https://www.newsinslowgerman.com/

Deutschwelle offers a free german course and tests to find your speaking level. https://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/s-2469

The German Project has lots of free lessons also! https://www.thegermanproject.com/german-lessons

These have been great resources that I have been using to supplement learning German while I wait for Duo to catch up.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/borgesygor

thanks

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary432092

Tolle Links! Danke sehr!

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kalicg

Danke!

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaireBerr9

Thank you very much for this information. I'm giving you a lingot! :-)

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lyosinior

Vielen Dank

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Langophobe

*mittlerweile ;)

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/soylinita

Nein, „in der Zwischenzeit“ wäre in diesem Fall die richtige Übersetzung. You could also use “zwischenzeitlich” (with a different word order) or “bis dahin”.

„Zwischenzeitlich/bis dahin/In der Zwischenzeit ist [...] sehr hilfreich.“

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Thank you! I will check this out!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/-Jesse-B-

Ja, es ist gut, aber sogar für mich, CBG kann schwer sein.

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Avery_Eubanks

Absolutely

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Diego.Meso

Podcasts Bitte!

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Verna171426

da!

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HenryRadem

Besser : very friendly.....

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobPerez238672

yeah you are right buddy.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AchillesUltra

yes please! ja bitte!

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dani441521

Totally agree! I can see where it would be such a boost to our learning

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanRankin1

I have found a few things on Netflex that are German, better still,. do you know that you vcan watch Star Trek (The original with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy) on Netflex in German and several other languages? And that is not the only one. You can watch many shows and movies in a variety of languages. Go into the Subtitles and Audio part!!! It has made a huge difference in my ability to pick words out!

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/OscarCowie

Yeah, it's really good! It's been helping me a lot with my German! Have a Lingot for pointing it out!

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lobsterism

If you have google play music, there are some great slow stories by Andre Klein.

Also DW has some great stories and podcasts.

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Djole012

Auf dem ISL COLLECTIVE web site haben sie viele Übungen, aber sie müssen Einloggen oder Neu Profil machen zuerst.

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Natasha645847

This would be soooo useful as the spanish podcast has already helped me a lot!

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TomekMorej

Ja, genau!

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AlidaWashb

Halle, wie geht's?

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Hallo, Ich bin gute! Danke, du?

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/erikadepadua

A German podcast would be great :)

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesomeowl314159

Auf jeden Fall! German is such a beautiful language. It would be so nice to have a German podcast series on Duolingo!

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurieSech

Yes! Wir brauchen ein Deutsch podcast!!?

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Shortalay

I've heard good things about Coffee Break, but more than one resource to utilize has never hindered anyone's learning experience! I'm on board for something of this nature from Duolingo, I personally was excited that they expanded it to French, here is hoping we see some love (we being German learners, of course).

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/OscarCowie

There totally needs to be a German Podcast! I'd definitely tune in! Danke for suggesting it!

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SunnyDonne

Veilen Dank, Adrian!

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tim049

@ArinWaichulis

I just wanted to let you know that you spelt "tschüss" wrong if you can't make the "ü" you can use "ue"

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

That's just my lazy Duolingo typing getting the best of me. Danke!

June 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tim049

:)

June 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fathan_Ajja1

das ist nett

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bigbeef-B

Maybe not the right place for this...but does anyone know if they are working on new German content on the main tree?

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

I have no idea. You could try emailing and asking?..maybe

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/borgesygor

Hi

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinVids

Hello, learning English?

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SunnyDonne

Veilen dank!

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Arthuroak

Super! Danke schön!

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Carol942193

Thanks, everybody, for all these ideas for learning!

July 17, 2019
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