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hallo ! so i decided to sum up all the free german learning websites i use hope it helps out the ones learning german so this is all you need to have : internet ofcourse, a notebook, a recorder to recod your voice (this really helps) and a computer

german children audio books (fun & easy & free) http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/kids-stories-songs

german youtube (vlogs, gwotd, culture, and grammar) from a native german https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesZBmRS6IgZ3uuiB8RdX0A

german different subjects + audio with audio tutor http://rss.dw.de/xml/DKpodcast_audiotrainer_en (download the mp3 + worksheet to follow them with each other)

german radio (daily conversations, new lessons every day, easy, slow, and basic) https://radiolingua.com/2013/01/coffee-break-german-introductory-episode/ (this is the introductary episode, for more type "lesson 1,2,3 etc" in the search bar and you'll have a german audio everyday)

german free courses (text+audio) http://www.fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=German

german flashcards (image, audio, text, very helpfull and fun) www.ankiweb.net (watch "anki guide" on youtube before installing)

german learning website (similar to duolingo so i reccomend it for the ones that had finished from this site) www.lingq.com

this is all i have and know besides duolingo.. hope it helps every one learning german

i appreciate upvotes if this was usefull that is all ! goodbye

July 28, 2014



I have bought this one: Frequency dictionary of German. Core vocabulary for learners. By Jones and Tschirner. ISBN 0-415-31633-2

Words are ordered by frequency, of course. Not alphabetically.

In this dictionary 4037 words (out of almost 4 millions existing in the Gernan language) are presented with English translation and a little sentence. I found that it helps me focussing. Once you have learned the 100 most used of verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions... well, you can't still say to know German, but at least you can make sense out of a lot of speeches.


This is one way to apply the Pareto Priciple

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Du hast Jordan Peterson beobachtet; eh?


Don't forget dict.leo.org it's a university run German language dictionary. While it is primarily aimed at English and German speakers, it also maintains excellent dictionaries between German and many other languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and so on.

I've found it to be the go-to source for unusual or modern words.


Thanks a lot for your post! I had known only the YouTube site "Get Germanized" from what you wrote (which I can recommend once more, besides, I simply love that man's wit ^^), but I'll check other websites as soon as possible. Have another lingot! :)


thanks a lot really!


Haha, I was just about to suggest the same thing. I love his channel!


Es gibt auch Deutsche Welle! (http://www.dw.de/learn-german/german-courses/s-2547) Für Studenten von A1 bis zu C1!


Ihr könnt auch Extra probieren! Es ist eine schlechte, langsam gesprochen, Kopie der amerikanischen Serie "Friends" um Deutsch zu lernen. Ich finde es toll für Anfänger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhP3OT2hxAE


Entschuldigung: sollt man nicht "langsam gesprochene Kopie" sagen?


Ja. Aber das sind die Feinheiten der höheren Level und schmälert nicht den Tip.


The same is there is French...


M8 you came to the wrong neighborhood.


I don't understand. Are you looking for the same kind of thing to learn French? Then this is probably not the right place...


I think he meant that there's the same video series in french, which there is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV6SDDlc60g


I just posted about Deustche Welle myself! I hadn't noticed your comment. What a coincidence!


Es ist kein Zufall, DW ist eine sehr wichtige Seite, um Deutsch zu lernen! ;)


When you are on an English forum learning German, could you stick to one of those two languages, please?

And what did you say?


You are right but maybe evankkk4816 visited my page and saw that I am learning Chinese at the moment, so I think it is nice of him anyway. ;)


Happy learning Chinese!! each word is a picture, may it bring you to a beautiful world.


In Chinese that means "thumbs up"


Maybe the user is people in Hong Kong or Taiwan because he typed“繁体字”——the original complex form of a simplified Chinese character.I guess what he means is that the suggestions lina mkraw offered are great.In Chinese we say "赞“


This is a language learning community, I think that it's perfectly alright to write in Chinese.


Join my German club please: HB83AW


I don't know if someone already posted, but Deutsch für Euch is a good youtube channel as wel! https://www.youtube.com/user/DeutschFuerEuch


It's great! Thanks!


I think she speaks too much English, I reckon she wants to practice her English more than she really wants to teach German. Not a bad YT channel, but there are definitely better ones.


Definitely agree. Her pronunciation tips are great.


Es gibt auch http://www.deutsch-perfekt.com/ wo man kann Zeitungsartikeln in verschiedene Niveaus lesen, zB mittel ist fuer B1/B2 und schwer fuer C1. Man kann auch ein Abo machen um diese Zeitung zu Hause zu bekommen.


danke schon ! can i add it to the list ?


Sure no problem! Btw my teacher uses this magazine as class material.


German Resources A SHORT COLLECTION OF LINKS, APPS, AND PLACES TO PRACTICE GERMAN Translators/Dictionaries • https://translate.google.com/ All around useful translator with in-external-site extensions • https://www.deepl.com/en/translator Artificial intelligence translator, A little better for sayings • http://imtranslator.net/compare/english/to-german/translation/ Compares Translations from different Translator Sources Translator/Dictionary Applications • Google Translate – Real-time (RT) Conversation translator, RT Camera translation, offline option • Leo Dictionary – Offline option, good for new or unusual words, offline option • Linguee – Full Sentence Examples of Words in context, offline option Courses Free Courses • https://deutsch.vhs-lernportal.de -AMAZING Free German Resource with Apps, Full Academic Courses with grammar, listening, speaking and writing exercises that are graded by real people. A1-B2 • https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/deutschkurse/s-2068 - Very good German courses with integrated resources including games, videos, audio courses, podcasts and others, Interactive, Mobile Versions A1-C1 • https://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/deutsch-interaktiv/s-9572 Course Applications • Duolingo – Free. Automated and adaptive. Also a website (slightly better as website) A1-B1 • VHS A1 – Application from LernPortal above • VHS B2-Deutsch Beruf – Application from LernPortal above • DW Learn German Grammar and Vocabulary Grammar • http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/grammar.html IMHO Best explanations of Academic Grammar, includes worksheets with answers A1-B2 • https://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/ English explanation of German Grammar, Great explanation A1-B2 • http://people.duke.edu/~waltheri/Grammar%20Overviews/GrammarOverviews.html Academic worksheets explaining Grammar and common usage A1-B2 • http://germanforenglishspeakers.com/ English explanation of German Grammar A1-B2 • https://mein-deutschbuch.de/grammatik.html German explanation of German with Tables B1-C2 • https://grammis.ids-mannheim.de/ressourcen Arcane German Resource for types, endings, etc B2-C2 • http://konjugator.reverso.net/konjugation-deutsch.html German verbs conjugated Grammar Applications • German Complete Grammar – Quizzes to test German knowledge in grammar concepts, good for review before a German test/midterm • Verben – Full Conjugations of Every German Verb Vocabulary • https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/ueb/daa/all.html Arbeitsplatz/German for the Workplace A1-B2 • www.ankiweb.net flashcard site and app Vocabulary Applications • Memrise – Adaptive German Learning Track or Customizable Word Sets, eg “Deutsch for B2/C1/C2” • Quizlet – Vocabulary Flashcard App with premade sets from textbooks used in EBS Classes like “Menschen” Series • Clozemaster – Most common German Words series with full sentence context Reading/Listening • http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/kids-stories-songs A1-A2 • https://radiolingua.com/tag/cbg-season-1/ – 2 Seasons of 15-25 min Podcasts where a Scottish man learns German, great for downloading and learning on commutes A1-A2 • www.lingq.com german learning website (similar to duolingo but more customizable so recommended for those who finished Duolingo) A1-C1 • https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/audiotrainer/s-3657 Reading/Listening Applications • Beelinguapp – Side by Side Stories with native speakers reading the text sorted by difficulty level A2-B2 • DeutschLernen – App from DW with ”Top Thema,” ”Langsam gesprochene Nachricten,“ great for hearing clear German pronunciation even if vocabulary is too pronunciation B1-C1 • LingQ – Learn by reading • Germany Newspapers All -Every German Newspaper A2-C2 • Deutsches Radio FM – Every German Radio Station A2-C2 Videos • YouTube Channels o Get Germanized https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesZBmRS6IgZ3uuiB8RdX0A A1-B1 o Easy German https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbxb2fqe9oNgglAoYqsYOtQ A2-B2 o Deutsch fur Euch https://www.youtube.com/user/DeutschFuerEuch A1-A2 o Deutsch lernen mit der DW https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxUWIEL-USsiPak0Qy6_vVg A2-B2  Recommended: „Nico’s Weg“ and „Jojo sucht das Gluck“ • CoffeeBreak German https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-german/ A1-B1 • Netflix Originals – Almost all Netflix movies are dubbed in German with subtitles – beware the subtitles are often different from spoken words B1-C2 Video Applications • ARD Mediathek – News, Cartoons, Full Movies, TV in German B1-C2 Conversations • For those around Wiesbaden https://www.vhs-wiesbaden.de/kontakt/projekte/tandem/ free weekday conversation groups to help improve speaking ability with certified native German teachers A2-B2 • For those who game: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/owlspeakgerman Conversation Applications • Tandem – Speak with real life people who want to learn your language and are native in the one you are learning A Bit of Everything or Links To Other Resources • http://www.webgerman.com/germlinks/ German Resources for Full Texts, Chats, Links etc A2-C1 • https://www.thoughtco.com/german-4133073 English Resources for Cultural aspects A1-B1 • https://www.deutsch-als-fremdsprache.de German Resources for everything Links • https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/74141/21f-405-january-iap-2005/contents/related-resources/index.htm Links to Newspapers, TV, Job Ads, History (B1-C2)


Wow! Information overload :)


Dankeschön. Dies ist sehr nützlich nicht nur für Anfänger doch für Fortgeschrittenen Studenten.

Nimm ein Lingot!!


thanks for everyone who helped with the lingots, i really don't need any lingots anymore, im very happy for anyone whom ive helped, thanks for sharing


Oh! thanks....you missed a very important one:

Deutsch Interaktiv: http://www.dw.de/learn-german/deutsch-interaktiv/s-9572


This seems so helpful! I'm going to use this soon! I have a contribution to your list. http://www.dw.de/learn-german/s-2469 They offer an online course for learning German, and radio lessons where they immerse you in the language and teach you to listen to whats going on around the people.

P.S.: Did you find the FSI course from me? :)


hey ! i reaally dont know if i got it from you, i got this siite from a disscusion, but im not sure from whom, i just used it once, right now im using audion trainer :)


I've found memrise.com also helpful


Join my German club please: HB83AW


thank you sooooooo much


i use conjuguemos for my spanish verbs and i'm sure that it would be useful for german as well although i have not tried it yet!! thank you for your tips, i will try them out in the future!

link to conjuguemos -> conjuguemos.com

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    Some of the links aren't available anymore . But the youtube channel still is . Thanks


    Thanks a lot, that's really helpful, here a lingo.


    this is helpful!! tnx a ton!!


    Thank you linamkraw, very good sites. You have my upvote!


    these are what i've been looking for! Danke! :D


    Vielen Dank! :)


    you are the best . thank you very much


    This is really helpful! Thanks!!


    Really helpful, thanks!


    These websites are really handy, thanks a lot.


    Thank you so much for sharing this information. The comment section was also really helpful.


    I got this from a German. It's also helpful. http://www.dw.de/deutsch-lernen/s-2055


    Hi! I'm new on Duolingo. I started to learn German, and after I crossed three lessons there is no option to move to the next one (on food lesson ) Where am I doing wrong?


    Try reloading the page? Maybe log out and log back in, or try it on a different device if you have one. If you have definitely completed the others you should be fine as far as I know. If it persists, try the support page.


    I have this problem whole week, so I've tried with different browsers and reloading, already I've contacted support via e-mail but still no answer ... In any case, thank you for answer .


    Very useful. I've given you a lingot.


    Super duper awesome dude(tte?). Thanks :)


    you're welcome :) (im a girl)


    Thank you all! Here's one more website that is good for grammar and has exercises to grade instantly http://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/grammar/tenses


    These resources are fantastic! <3 Danke!


    Deutsch für euch on youtube is good! and Get Germanized is also a good youtube channel.


    Danke , Ich bin ein Neuling am Deutsch :p


    bitte ! btw are you arab? because im lebanese


    Thank you so much for these links. I am sure they will be very helpful to me when I start German I in a month.


    good luck with this :)


    Hallo! guess I'm a bit out of place because I kind of started this German thing on a bit of a lark, but if I ever want to go further, I'll have to remember this.


    Danke!I used to learn a foreign language by copying and copying.XP


    Thanks for the free information! That youtube channel looks perfect, love those! Cheers!


    Thanks! Here's a link to a really funny German video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG62zay3kck


    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! A huge help!


    Vielen Dank! Ich lerne Deutsch auch!

    Много интересантних и корисних информација у овом пост-у, хвала на труду! Срдачан поздрав из Србије!


    Wow, this is really useful, thanks. Just wanted to add a site that I find useful: http://deutsch.info/en


    Thanks for sharing


    Herzlichen Dank1


    Great post!

    Another few resources that I found helpful are:

    1. Dino lernt Deutsch book series - really great for expanding the vocabulary

    2. Cloze Master (https://www.clozemaster.com/) - puts things in context and makes it much easier to remember certain words and phrases

    3. Harry – gefangen in der Zeit - interesting online (free) story series that makes learning German fun

    4. Nicos Weg - great online video series! And https://learngerman.dw.com/en/overview have some helpful resources!

    Hope this helps someone!


    German is now my third language :D, tho i'm still learning how to talk it right


    This was very helpful!


    Nice resources! I would add that making sure you build a solid grammar foundation from the get-go is very important in learning German.

    Duolingo and many other resources help you build vocabulary, but you can't actually USE it (correctly, anyway) if you don't understand German grammar structures.

    I've been building a website on German grammar topics for beginner-intermediate students! Check it out here: www.germanwithlaura.com


    Dankeschön. Very useful informations :)


    Thank you for help!


    Thank you for sharing this information!


    German music: Peter Fox


    how can u give someone lingots ?


    and thanks this really helps!!!


    The link to the DW trainer didn't work - but this one does https://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/audiotrainer-lessons/s-9678

    Thanks for this!


    Thank you for your advice:)


    awesome to know!


    cool! i want that many lingots!


    im deciding on learning German after i learn Spanish and this will be incredibly helpful.


    Thank you so much for these websites. The recording your voice is a cool way of learning a new language. I would have never known about these cool tactics so thank you very much for sharing some different ways to help people out (including me).


    Thanks for this help! Are there such links for French and Spanish also??


    FAKE. This is rubbish. Do not use.


    Here are 10 lingots toward your bonus skill, Viel Glück!


    thanks alot ! i am really happy


    Thanks lots! äußerst hilfreich.


    Vielen Dank!!!!!!!!!!! The German children audobooks are great


    mir gehts gut, und du?


    Danke schön, Linamkraw!


    Oh, on youtube there are plenty of Peppa Wutz videos. Pretty easy, but one can listen the flow of the german language. Servus!


    Danke Schön! Es wird sehr nutzlich sein! - Nevlogeos :)


    Ich bin eine Frau What is this?


    Translation: "I am a woman."


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