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The 1000 most used German words account for roughly 80% of all written language, and 85% of all Spoken German. However, there are a lot of different lists that claim to have the top 1000 German words. Make sure you pick a vocabulary list that adheres to a few standards. Otherwise, you'd just be wasting your time.

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    So you want to learn German. Great! You're not alone. Millions of people study the German language daily around the world. German is a language full of beauty, layers of meaning, and rich linguistic history. It can take you all over Europe, from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Many speak it as a second language.    But you might have many questions about what it takes to get started — or why it's worthwhile at all. The good news is that you can rest assured that learning the German language is a feat worth undertaking. With the right learning...

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Today I wanted to share with you four stories from our customers, who had a great experience with our German frequency dictionaries series. These books give you all the German vocabulary you need, presented by how often you’ll use the word in text and speech. They’re available in paperback from Amazon, or as e-books right from our store. There is one for:   beginners, intermediates, advanced students, near-fluent learners.   Affiliate disclosure: Íf you buy these books through the links on this page, we might receive a small commission from Amazon. If you have a story to share with us,...

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Dads are more than just “second adults” at home. A good father is just as important to a child’s development as a good mother. In English, there are many affectionate names children use to call their dads. In today’s article, we will look into how to say father in German.

You can choose from several possible translations depending on the level of affection you want to show. You will also learn some really interesting idioms, such as “Ach, du dicker Vater!” which literally means “Oh, you fat father.” Read our article if you want to find out what it really means!

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German has many colorful expressions and idioms related to colors. The color black appears in many of them. In today’s article, we will look into how to say black in German.

It not only appears in the German national flag (a tricolor consisting of black, red, and gold), but it is also part of various everyday expressions, such as schwarz auf weiß (= in cold print) or ins Schwarze treffen (= to hit home). You will learn all that and more in our article!

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