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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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Very good deck
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Would be good if the German examples had an English translation. As it stands, they are mostly useless to someone learning since I can't understand most of the phrase. Also I am very skeptical that they are truly ordered by frequency.
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It's good but does require some tweaking as there are a lot of similar/secondary meanings that are repeated and cause confusion.
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Deutsch lernen
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Es ist hilfreich
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How can you make it so that BOTH ways are tested ie BOTH english to german AND german to english!!!!
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a very helpful deck for A2 or B1 level to increase vocabulary! Must for A2 and B1!!
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Really complete deck with words, examples, audio, conjugation hints and more! If images were added in the future, I would consider it (not that I don't do it already) better than any book.
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I want to learn this language
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Very useful and thorough
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Since the native in the comment has said the accent problem, ...

--- Aug 6, 2022 ----
Additional, all is from a book named “A Frequency Dictionary of German: Core Vocabulary for Learners
By Randall Jones, Erwin Tschirner”, which is first published in 2006, from the Corpus "The Leipzig/BYU Corpus of Contemporary German".

Link :
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Like it
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Deutsch verbessern
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Thank you cery much
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Sehr, sehr gut! It helps me very much with my vocabulary! Vielen Dank!
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would prefer the words spoken out
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its very good.
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The words in the deck are useful for daily conversations. The example sentences and the audio facilitate the learning.
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Good for expanding your vocab. precise and correct
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Excellent deck
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Fine deck. Have been using it for some time. Lots of useful words.

Some words are too niche.
And it is very hard to search for a specific word in the deck. Not sure which of many fields I should delete to not get this problem.
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Not sorted by frequency.
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Has a lot of several words phrases that are context dependent seemingly. I really wonder how they came up with this and it seems they just auto generated it from a (poor) tokenization of random texts not appropriate for learners
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For context: about 20% of the way through the deck doing both German to English and English to German notes.

Great frequency deck! Any beginning German learner could use this deck to see tremendous jumps in vocabulary, and get you better prepared for immersion content. The audio files have been 99% great (a small handful are so-so quality).

Cons: The example sentences are very hit or miss. Some make the word very easy to understand through context (simple sentences, easy vocab). Many, maybe most(!), use difficult vocabulary that is impossible for a beginner to understand. I've resorted to changing sentences myself for particularly difficult words for me. Some English words have multiple meanings, but the English definitions only has the word. I don't think this is a huge deal, and anything particularly egregious I again modify the card myself.

Big thank you to the creator for this deck - super useful and would recommend to everyone.
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very good deck and a large one!
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Very large database, very detailed with audio
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It's very complete
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Very useful
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It has a lot of repeated words, German words pronounced in English. Very confused.

There are also so many useless and empty fields.
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I like it
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My German has improved drastically since I started using this in August, thank you so much!!!
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This is very useful
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Audio only for the word and no translation of the sentence at all lol
Also not sorted by frequency
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It's cool
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Great stuff!
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comprehensive, with levels (as tags) and example sentences, from English to German and back.
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so hard for beginners.
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Đi làm
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This is a really great deck! I was wondering though if anyone knows of a way to have the german word as the front of the card and the English as the back? I'm mainly trying to learn to read german so simple recall of german would be better for me than having to reproduce the german.
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Guter Stoff
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Good deck
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Great audio and example sentences. A very enjoyable way to learn for me!
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Really great deck!
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Love the example sentences
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native german here, i was looking for decks for my girlfriend to use.

I have looked at about 100 cards of those the audio was
80% - done by some guy with a strong russian accent
15% - text to speech
5% - native german

so i cannot recommend the audio of this
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very good!
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Not sorted by frequency
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It is very useful!
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Das ist gut!
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Sehr gut.
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very usefull
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Very useful
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Spent about two years completing this deck. Great base list of vocabulary for learners from A1 to B2+.
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Great job. Level A, B, C would more easy to understand. More than 100 levels doesn't make sense...
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The audio is awesome
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Good. Would like to know how list was compiled.
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The best
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Ich brauche es
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great deck
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Essai en cours
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I downloaded this file, but the app won't show it for me to practice, regardless of how many times I refresh or synchronize.
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Its great!
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Sehr Gut
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It is quite decent
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Perfect. Just what I was looking for.
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My favorite deck by far. Excellent!
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no reason
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Great resource! Thank you for sharing it!
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An incredible resource to be able to easily study the frequency dictionary!
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The most pedagogical deck ever!!!
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good deck
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Excellent try
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Download doesn't work
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Very practical!

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it is very prctical
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Vast amount of vocabulary
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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.
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بسیار عالی
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Nice deck
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Good aplication
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I like Anki as a very useful tool for learning German grammar.
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How can i download the 4000 file? i just get the one with 20 words

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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?
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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.

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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.
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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 :/
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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.

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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.
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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.