Basic German

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Learning German

More than 100 million people speak German as their native tongue. German has a rich history in the Western world and is, along with Latin, the mother language of English. Find the best online resources for teaching German and learning German with the Learning German Web Guide.

Basic German

German is more closely related to English than many languages, so you’re sure to pick up some vocabulary quickly. Use the sites below to find resources for Basic German.

Insights for Basic German

  • There are a number of great language CDs and DVDs available. Each has a different focus and they’re all expensive. If you choose this route, three of the best German programs are reviewed at Learn German.
  • There are many free translation sites on the Web but most cannot be trusted for translating long sentences or complicated ideas; they should be used only for single words or very short phrases. Ectaco is a good one for single words and The New English–German Dictionary works well for common phrases.
  • Planning a trip to Germany? You’ll find invaluable resources for getting to know the culture and booking every part of your trip in the findingDulcinea Germany Web Guide.

Top Sites for Basic German

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