Top 4047 German Vocab with Native Audio Sample Sentences173.29MB. 8048 audio & 0 images. Updated 2017-05-14.
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|GermanSampleSentence||Am Ostersonntag unternehmen wir mit der Familie einen Ausflug in die Berge.|
|EnglishMeaning||to do, go on, take steps|
|RoughEnglishSentence||On Easter Sunday we are going to go on a trip with the family to the mountains.|
|GermanSampleSentence||Ein Zeugnis ist ein wichtiges Dokument.|
|RoughEnglishSentence||A certificate is an important document.|
|GermanSampleSentence||Das bekannteste optische Gerät ist zweifellos die Brille.|
|RoughEnglishSentence||The best-known optical device is undoubtedly the glasses.|
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Anyway, amazing work! This deck helps me a lot and I really appreciate it.
Bahn means train, not car.
Despite the huge work that as been done, that I respect a lot, I'll personally won't use this, because of the choice of the German speaking which is not the standard one. like another person has said. It can sound cruel, I know, excuse me, but for me, being a beginner, I have to make some choices.
I think constantly improving these decks in any manner that assists learning is the key objective and again it's the benevolence of people like yourself incurring costs/time to achieve these improvements and donating the output into the public domain which moves the entire usefulness of the Anki resource forward.
I note another version has been made available utilizing you're work as it's starting point that enhances it but I still think there is room for still further improvement beyond even that. Such as colour coding the definite articles der, die and das, and the word and adding images that would also serve as visual aids and memory joggers which may also be useful to many.
Personally, I prefer not having any translation of the text, since I have a good understanding of German already. Instead I have stripped them bare of English text and use them for re-connecting and expanding my vocabulary as well as spot cases, genders, etc. which I am learning in my gramma deck.
All the negative rating of this deck with regards to long sentences, sound quality, etc. is not to be taken for anything severe. The deck is fine and no one can demand more from a free deck (of very high quality, and not so free for the author). It all depends on the purpose. I would find a different deck for learning gramma (make your own) and use this one for exposure to words and sentence(s) structure.
Would be better if containing images for nouns.
The pronunciation is far better than what I found on online dictionaries or google translate.
Thank you so much
We appreciate the work you did!
HOWEVER. Unfortunately, the speaker for the German audio does not use standard German pronunciation and so the audio is heavily influenced by their local dialect, assuming they are even really native speakers at all.
There are various sounds that are quite obviously different from the standard, but I'll give just a couple of examples, the word "wenig". Listen to the audio and then check online how the "g" is supposed to be pronounced in this word. Also, their "r" sometimes is really, really strange. like in "fragen" etc.
So, yeah, in Germany people speak German in plenty of different ways, and for sure if you go to Austria it sounds completely different. However, as a learner of the language, it's very important to follow the standard as we would naturally "emphasize" various sounds and make it worse.
The learner needs to correct the not perfect english translations, in fact I rather translate it into my mother tounge.
Wenn man einer neuen Sprache lernen will, darf man nicht faul sein! also die schwierige Wörter nochmal in einem Wörterbuch nachschlagen bitte! das hilft!
This deck will be very helpful :D
this is about as good as a deck can get
I used a software called "mp3 diag" (also free) to even out the volume of the audio, thanks to the other reviewer for giving the idea
It seems that the native speakers of this deck have different accents. Specially how they pronounce R.
The letter R always confused me, because speakers of standard german always seemed to pronounce it differently...
So after listening to a lot of youtube videos from the german youtube https://www.youtube.de/ , I concluded that in formal speak the consonantal R always sounds like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guttural_R ( with a trill, "rrrrrrrrrrr")
And in informal speak, it sounds like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiced_uvular_fricative in words like Recht and Reiz ... and it sounds like a very short u in words like "Gross", "Brille", "sprechen"
aaaand sometimes those pronunciations of R are interchangeably used, for example, in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn94dQ8CyC0 he speaks R in all those different ways.
So while the pronunciation of this deck is correct, I'm pointing those things to avoid confusion.
I made some modifications to this deck, hope the owner doesn't mind.
I separated the sound into a different field, and I added a new field with more example sentences, that don't have advanced words. I also stabilized the volume of the audio, so every card has (more or less) the same volume.
If someone wants this modified version of the deck: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1520423974
(I was a hard working German major in college,
and what I would have given for something like this!)
Could you also upload the version with english audio? I think it could help a lot the people that are not native english.
Good deck, but unfortunately the speaker has a dialekt (obviously she is from southern Germany) and the audio quality in general is not the best. If you decide to pay for a translator, why didn't you choose one who speaks "standard" German without dialect? You complain about the text-to-speech output of other decks but I have to tell you that the text-to-speech output at least is standard German, which sounds more natural in many cases.
The other thing is, that many sentences are unnecessarily complicated. It is impossible for beginners to understand their meaning. Why not use simple sentences at the beginning?
thank u for the great masterpiece of a deck ) it's huge and rich of words in the context that is a first I see such a thing, thank u again I hope you good deed come back to you ten times more great job
At first I thought this was an excellent deck but now I’m starting to have some reservations. Before getting too far into it, users should be aware of the following.
1) A significant number of the English translations are poor
2) The choice of German sample sentences is often poor
3) It lacks English audio
4) the German audio varies in volume
5) It appears one of the audio files is missing (wahrscheinlich, 415)
The key problems are items 1 & 2 which are related to the frequency dictionary used. It does not provide English translations, so those putting the deck together have done their best to produce what they call a "RoughEnglishSentence". It is truly "rough" in many cases. Most, however, are good -- and that's saying a lot since we're talking 4000+ entries!
But my major concern is that the German sample sentences chosen do not always focus on helping the learner to learn the most frequent use of the word, and sometimes are unnecessarily difficult. For the learner, simple examples with clear, unambiguous translations are needed. Ideally this would focus on each word being learned as one progresses down the frequency list. Admittedly, selecting good examples like this requires a lot of work since at the beginning the learner will presumably not have a large vocabulary to work with.
Unfortunately the sample sentences chosen usually involve words which are much more complicated and difficult than the word which should be the focus of learning. What this means in practice is that you end up focusing on learning words at the beginning which are not high frequency words. This defeats the whole point of focusing on a high frequency list of words. Here are some examples to illustrate, with the word being learned and its frequency rank followed by the unnecessarily complicated sentence:
und (2): Erwin und Brigitte gehen heute Abend in den Auerbachkeller essen.
von (11): Nicht weit von hier gibt es ein gemütliches Restaurant.
ja (27): Ja, ich bin damit einverstanden.
doch (72): Boris wollte erst nicht am Turnier teilnehmen, doch dann haben sie ihn überredet.
Those who put the frequency dictionary together either never intended that it would be used as this deck does, or they were lousy teachers.
Nevertheless, I've been working on a deck to improve the English translations, add English audio (only to 500 so far), add fields to permit alternative German sample sentences and alternative English translations, and normalize the German audio. It's a lot of work.
So, I tip my hat to the hard work that's been done, and I’m definitely giving it a chance. But I thought it might be helpful to share my insights with others before they spend as much time as I have. If I eventually find out that this has nevertheless helped me learn German quickly, I’ll try to remember to come back and leave a note. But I’m starting to wonder...
Simply the best deck there is in Anki. Thank you so much for the deck, you just helped a lowly broke student passing his German test :)
Thank you so much for investing your time and money in creating this amazing deck. Thank you for your effort. The best deck.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
I'm not a native English speaker, and it would be usefull to have the have the english audio too.
The deck is great anyway, thanks a lot for that!
Are the 500 words you are referring to part of this deck? If so, then surely I just have to work my way through the deck without any need for modification?
Thank you. Great effort.
Some feedback: If the deck included plurals I would be able to use this deck only. Also, strong verb conjugations would help too. e.g. vergisst; vergaß; hat vergessen.
So I still have to use other Anki decks to learn plurals and irregular verbs. But I will use this to learn sentence stress and pronunciation, especially when I've mastered the strong verbs.
I found the mp3s varied in volume, so I used MP3Gain (freeware) to normalise all mp3s to the same level.
Hello, I'm very happy I found this deck, I was planning to do exactly what you just did, and now shared with the world. Just genious. I really appreciate your work. I hope it will help me and all the people out there who wants to learn or improve their german. I was studying with the frequency dictionary, but now, this is better! Audiooooo! :) Vielen Dank!
This is great, thank you.