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Unread 04-29-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Learning German

Just found this really good YouTube playlist focusing on German grammar:

https://youtu.be/1FUX54gzYoE?list=PL...YNC-7XxiU4I10f

Let's make this thread a gathering place for those learning German.

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Unread 04-29-2015, 09:37 AM   #2
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Just found this really good YouTube playlist focusing on German grammar:

https://youtu.be/1FUX54gzYoE?list=PL...YNC-7XxiU4I10f

Let's make this thread a gathering place for those learning German.
I am really wanting to learn more German because it will help with reading primary sources, and I have some German friends.

Thanks for sharing.
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I am really wanting to learn more German because it will help with reading primary sources, and I have some German friends.

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What level is your German at now? I can probably recommend some more stuff... if I haven't already given you my list at some point.
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I know a few theological and philosophical terms, and a few basic phrases... Pretty much beginner. A list of sources would be much appreciated.
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Duolingo is an amazing resource. I took a ton of German in college, and I used the Duolingo app to refresh my memory. My wife also used the app and learned a ton, starting as a beginner.

The basic idea is that you are given examples and quizzes over and over. It's like a game where you have to figure out the language through exposure.
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Duolingo is an amazing resource. I took a ton of German in college, and I used the Duolingo app to refresh my memory. My wife also used the app and learned a ton, starting as a beginner.

The basic idea is that you are given examples and quizzes over and over. It's like a game where you have to figure out the language through exposure.
This. Is. The. Best. Ever.

I may be going to a conference in the Netherlands, and so I am learning Dutch. Really cool!
The repetition is helpful, as are the pictures. Combined with hearing and being quizzed their perfect storm of learning emerges.
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Here are some more resources for German:

Dictionaries

LEO
German/English dictionary including forums where you can ask about things not in the dictionary.

Uni Leipzig Wortschatz
Monolingual dictionary showing structure of a word, related words, and example sentences.


Courses

Deutsche Welle
Germany's international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle has a ton of German learning resoruces. Honestly, you can probably learn German to proficiency just with what Deutsche Welle offers if you explore it all.

Book2 / 50 Languages
MP3 download
No explanations, just progressively difficult sentences recorded in German (and every other language you can conceivably imagine if you go to Main Menu 50languages.com | English US)


Native materials for learners

Slow German
A podcast of short articles about various aspects of German culture read slowly. Additional study materials are available for purchase but I haven't used them yet. Excellent resource for intermediate learners.


Native materials

ARD Mediathek
Germany's public broadcasters produce tons of material and it's pretty much all available online for free. Obviously, quality varies drastically, but you could spend a lifetime watching and listening to content provided by Germany's public broadcasters.
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Duolingo is an amazing resource. I took a ton of German in college, and I used the Duolingo app to refresh my memory. My wife also used the app and learned a ton, starting as a beginner.

The basic idea is that you are given examples and quizzes over and over. It's like a game where you have to figure out the language through exposure.
I wish this existed for Japanese. It's a lot like Rosetta Stone. It's really interesting. I took 3 years of German in high school. I just took the placement test. I remember less than I thought I did.
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Too bad their site and app are super buggy.
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Too bad their site and app are super buggy.
Hmmm... I haven't had any problems with the app yet, and I have been using it for like two weeks or more.
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Too bad their site and app are super buggy.
Like what?

I haven't used their site.

I found a couple places where I thought they didn't include acceptable translations or were really picky on spelling, but neither of those are bugs per se.
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Like what?

I haven't used their site.

I found a couple places where I thought they didn't include acceptable translations or were really picky on spelling, but neither of those are bugs per se.
I've found a few instances where it wouldn't find my login info, though, it'd have all my progress info... it's very strange,
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One day I may just re-learn German.
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Day 3, blowing through some German, French, and Spanish. The German and Spanish, so far, are basically brushing up and remembering. I'm actually learning French.
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