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Re: German resources

Postby mcthulhu » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:24 pm

Another good source of free German ebooks is Mobileread. Lately most of the epub uploads to https://www.mobileread.com/forums/forum ... .php?f=130 actually seem to be in German. You can download without registering.
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Re: German resources

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Re: German resources

Postby Speakeasy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:12 pm

Brian Smith's German Readers (with freely-downloadable audio)
This series of elementary through intermediate German-English dual readers is frequently mentioned in logs and blogs. While searching his website earlier today, I discovered that there have been two additions to the series since my last visit:
(a) German Easy Reader 2, and
(b) German Power Reader, Super Grammar, German - English.

Brian Smith website
http://www.briansmith.de/

It is quite possible that I had not previously noted the "Die ferne Zeit" section of Brian Smith's website which, while there is no accompanying explanation, seems to be a list of Brian's personal recommendations for further reading in German. Although I have not taken the time to check, it is possible that the audio for a few of these recommended books is available on Librivox.
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Re: German resources

Postby Kraut » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:18 pm

MayLab, science myths investigated and explained in comprehensible language, good subtitles

Milch ist GIFT! wissenschaftlich geprüft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCAIpdMVsY

Bestimmt deine Herkunft deine Intelligenz?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3C6N7b3ap8
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Re: German resources

Postby Kraut » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:55 am

Simply excellent:

BELLES LETTRES, video podcast für Dichter und Denker

http://www.belleslettres.eu/playlists/index.php#sprache
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Re: German resources

Postby Kraut » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:11 am

Johann Gottfried Seume's nine months' walk to Sicily in 1802

https://www.seume.de/spaziergang-nach-syrakus.html

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Gottfried_Seume

The study of Shaftesbury and Bolingbroke wakened his interest in theology, and, breaking off his studies, he set out for Paris. On the way he was seized by Hessian recruiting officers and sold to England, whereupon he was drafted to Canada.

After his return in 1783 he deserted at Bremen, but was captured and brought to Emden; a second attempt at flight also failed. In 1787, however, a citizen of Emden became surety for him to the amount of 80 talers, and he was allowed to visit his home. He did not return, but paid off his debt in Emden with the remuneration he received for translating an English novel.


He taught languages for a time in Leipzig, and became tutor to a Graf Igelstrom, whom, in 1792, he accompanied to Warsaw. Here he became secretary to General von Igelstrom, and, as a Russian officer, experienced the terrors of the Polish insurrection (Kościuszko Uprising). In 1796 he was again in Leipzig and, resigning his Russian commission, entered the employment of the publisher Göschen.
In December 1801, he set out on his famous nine months' walk to Sicily, described in his Spaziergang nach Syrakus (1803).


https://wiki.zum.de/wiki/Spaziergang_na ... Jahre_1802
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https://www.seume.de/spaziergang-nach-syrakus.html
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Johann Gottfried Seume: Spaziergang nach Syrakus im Jahre 1802 - Kapitel 2

http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/spazie ... 802-8600/2
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Re: German resources

Postby patrickwilken » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:54 am

I think you missed a couple of good newspapers:

Die Zeit: https://www.zeit.de/index
Sueddeutsche Zeitung: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/
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Re: German resources

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Re: German resources

Postby cjareck » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:05 pm

Rechtschreibprüfung - I recommend it, as it really helps in writing by finding grammatical errors in the text.
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Re: German resources

Postby Skynet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Superlative FREE online dictionary that provides contextual use of words and native-speed German audio!

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