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This is the place for people who don't feel they have enough time to learn German.

One of the simplest ways to learn to Speak German is to subscribe to this Free German Word of the Day newsletter that comes into your email box daily with one word. They use it in a sentence and you can hear the word as well. This service is provided by Transparent.com

Do you have a German word you want to know the meaning of?
Here is my favorite site to find the meaning of a certain German Word or a short phrase. It is called www.dict.leo.org

All you do is enter your word in english and press the Go button. It gives you the meaning but also a list of phrases that use the word. Many times they give the option of hearing the word



German Geneology, Names and Culture

Dictionary of German Names

German-American Names 2nd Edition

German-English Genealogical Dictionary

 


Babelfish
This translates a whole page, paragraph or phrases of German to English or English to German or other languages as well.

German-English Dictionary
This one is my favorite. Just type in the word, English or German and the German or English translation will come up.

Translation Services

SHarpertranslations.com
A good translation makes all the difference.  SHarpertranslations.com specializes in German translations that get your meaning across.  Translation of websites, power point presentations, German genealogy documents and more.

Learn German Language

German for Travelers
Common phrases you might use if you were traveling to Germany

Google Translator
click on the German Flag

 
           

Babelfish Translator
 

Key Stokes for Umlauts

Umlauts

  • On a Mac, hold down Opt while typing the letter to create characters with umlaut accent marks.
  • Under Windows hold down ALT while typing the appropriate number code on your numeric keypad to create characters with umlaut accent marks.

    For Windows, the number codes for the upper case letters are:
    Ä 0196
    Ë 0203
    Ï 0207
    Ö 0214
    Ü 0220
    0159

    For Windows, the number codes for the lower case letters are:
    ä 0228
    ë 0235
    ï 0239
    ö 0246
    ü 0252

Links and Resources

Free Translation Tools

Free Translation.com
Donated by my friend Richard Markel. This is one of the best translators on the net. Will translate a word, phrase or paragraph for you from one language to another.

German Pronunciation tools

This page has some basic German word pronunciations for,

Greetings & Farewells
Days & Months
Weather
Family
Colours
Numbers
Food
At the Restaurant
Eating
At the Baker's
At the Butcher's

Keystrokes for Umlauts

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