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Deutsch: 4000 German Words by Frequency

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WITH AUDIO. Over 4000 entries of the most frequently used words and collocations in the German language. All entries feature a sample sentence and German audio. Fingerprint: [PGP] "deutsch lernen" <ausgedacht@ichliebealle.de>: A2B4 0E50 4D73 8FE1 1476 CFAC A834 E62F E3C3 C0C4

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German dazu
German Alternatives
German Hidden Alternatives
German Typing Corrects
English in addition, furthermore, to that (d~)
English Alternatives
English Hidden Alternatives
English Typing Corrects in addition, in addition
Plural and inflected forms
Plural and inflected forms Alternatives
Plural and inflected forms Hidden Alternatives
Plural and inflected forms Typing Corrects
Sample sentence Was sagt ihr dazu?
Sample sentence Alternatives
Sample sentence Hidden Alternatives
Sample sentence Typing Corrects
Part of Speech pron
Level 8
Thing 23529794
Tags Level008
German die Anlage
German Alternatives
German Hidden Alternatives Anlage
German Typing Corrects
English (sports) complex, investment, attachment
English Alternatives
English Hidden Alternatives the facility
English Typing Corrects facility, facility
Plural and inflected forms die Anlagen
Plural and inflected forms Alternatives
Plural and inflected forms Hidden Alternatives
Plural and inflected forms Typing Corrects
Sample sentence Für den Erhalt dieser Anlage wurde viel Geld gespendet.
Sample sentence Alternatives
Sample sentence Hidden Alternatives
Sample sentence Typing Corrects
Part of Speech noun
Level 61
Thing 24280995
Tags Level061
German der Bus
German Alternatives
German Hidden Alternatives Bus
German Typing Corrects
English bus
English Alternatives
English Hidden Alternatives the bus
English Typing Corrects
Plural and inflected forms die Busse
Plural and inflected forms Alternatives
Plural and inflected forms Hidden Alternatives
Plural and inflected forms Typing Corrects
Sample sentence Aufs Land fährt nur zweimal täglich ein Bus.
Sample sentence Alternatives
Sample sentence Hidden Alternatives
Sample sentence Typing Corrects
Part of Speech noun
Level 70
Thing 24476187
Tags Level070

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Great resource! Thank you for sharing it!
on 1537990976
An incredible resource to be able to easily study the frequency dictionary!
on 1535794298
The most pedagogical deck ever!!!
on 1534509240
good deck
on 1527897600
Excellent try
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Download doesn't work
on 1526947200
Very practical!

on 1526688000
it is very prctical
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on 1524182400
Vast amount of vocabulary
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on 1523750400
Good deck, which I have enjoyed, but I would not recommend it for a beginner.

While the fact that the deck has the most common German words in order should make it ideal for a beginner, the sentences they are embedded in are often very complex and occasionally use unusual vocabulary, which severely reduces its approachability.

For example, one of the earliest sentences is "ich bin damit einverstanden", trying to teach the word "ich", "I". The natural and most common sentence to use would have been " Ich stimme zu", or "I agree". The sentence actually used translates literally to "I am with that in agreement", which is unnecessary complex for a beginner, and not the the most common phrase.

Additionally, the English translations are often inaccurate. The text is also read in a heavy, non-standard Bavarian accent. Great if you're moving there, but no so much if you want to learn standard german pronunciation.
on 1516579200
بسیار عالی
on 1516492800
Nice deck
on 1515542400
Good aplication
on 1512691200
I like Anki as a very useful tool for learning German grammar.
on 1506816000
How can i download the 4000 file? i just get the one with 20 words

on 1501372800
some flaws, but it does make you fluent

Sooooo here's my experience with this deck

I edited this deck to make the German word in the front, the English translation in the back -- and nothing more
(you can do it by going to the computer version of Anki, clicking on the deck, "Browse", then "cards")

I went through all 4000 cards, reviewing them many times

And now, am I better? Definitely! I can understand 90% to 95% of any german text, anywhere.

The guys who criticized this deck in the reviews bring valid points, but they are exagerating the flaws. This deck does give you fluency if you put the work into mastering it.

(Hint 1) some German words can have ambiguous meanings, because that is the nature of German.
If the meaning of a word looks confusing to you, I suggest putting it into Google Translate and Google Images - just do it, and you will see that the meaning becomes a lot clearer.
(Hint 2) Do not bother to memorize the plural form of the words, focus on the singular form
(Hint 3) This deck has "English in front, German in back" - I think it's WAYYYYYYY better to edit this deck, to make it "German in front, English in back", like I did. For many different reasons, I think the people's tendency to favor English in front of the card instead of [Target Language to be learned]... is really holding everyone back.
(Hint 4) If you take longer than 5 seconds to remember the meaning of a word, hit the Again button
(Hint 5) never ever get demotivated when you get a word wrong: just keep on going

Going through the 4000 cards takes some work, but understanding ~95% of any German text is a nice reward, which is what I got from it.
on 1501113600
I agree that this deck is not very suitable for beginners. Could anyone help me with figuring out how to reverse the cards in this or any other deck please?
on 1469750400
Start with this and customize

First, the reasons why this is a good deck....

It's organized fairly well and already has the audio for every word.

Second, I would make the following adjustments:

If starting as a beginner, I would begin with concrete nouns such as mother, father, dog, cat etc. and replace the English text with German definitions and a good image from Google Images. This will prevent you from trying to translate everything when you get to the reading stage, which will slow you down and inhibit your ability to learn the language. If you come across, abstract nouns or verbs that you feel you aren't ready for, just suspend those and move onto the other ones. After a while you'll get to where you can start reading the German definitions and using them to build the rest of your vocabulary.

At the beginning of the year I kept the deck as it was and used the English definitions to get the German word, and I have to say it was the least effective language learning method of all the ones I have tried. After using pictures and removing the English definitions, it is one of the most effective (and efficient) method that I am using.

So, if you personalize this deck, and make a grammar deck to go on the side, then things will really start clicking with consistent practice. I also recommend you check out Gabriel Wyner's web page 'Fluent Forever'- It has a lot of good tips for getting you started.

on 1468195200
It's not sorted by frequency

I'd like to learn words that are sorted by frequency, since the most often used are usually the easiest ones. This deck just randomly picks words so it's not recommended for a beginner to use it.
on 1465084800
Horribly formatted, idiosyncratic translations

If the deck was what its title says it is, it would be amazing. Unfortunately, this is one of the most bizarrely constructed decks I've ever seen. There are dozens of fields per card, many redundant, some with hundreds of words that are unconnected (I'm assuming these might have been mechanically generated, why else would a list of political parties -- and even the DDR (!) -- show up in the 'zukunft' card?)

Although lots of this redundant information isn't visible when using the cards (so why bother?), the cards themselves have too many lines of text (examples, morphological changes, word types, etc.). The result is visually complicated, requiring a lot of work to see which bit to focus on and remember. Repeat that x4000 and you have a lot of confusion and wasted time.

In short, the deck is a mess in both construction and use.

If you know some basic html then you can trim the formatting to create something closer to functional. But the idiosyncratic translations can't be bulk corrected in this way, so the value is still questionable.

If you want something rough and ready, this will do the job after some tweaking. But really it's a shame that we are still waiting for a functional frequency deck :/
on 1435968000
This German deck. Should I use it?

Hey, to the person below me or anyone that has a good level of german, wich words doesn't have the main definition? I am new to german and I can't possibly know if a word have the main, or just the secondary definition.

on 1434585600
Check the German word with a dictionary!

This is an excellent deck taken from a published book. However I would advise you to check the definitions provided with a good dictionary. I have noticed that a lot of the definitions provided are not the main definition of the word, but secondary, less used definitions. You will need to edit some cards to include the primary definition of the German word. Also, some of the sample sentences given for the German word are not examples of how it is used in most cases, but rather figurative secondary uses of the German word.

It's a great deck, but it can be a little misleading in some cases. So check.
on 1430438400
Great resource

What a lovely resource. I use these cards together with Living German, Living language, Assimil, Linguaphone, Berlitz courses. These cards really help to remember most used words.