Autodidacts - Self-learning tips (7)

1 Name: 43 : 2007-07-21 00:53 ID:rnp4Evav


Given that I don't have the time for proper lessons I've decided to make German my 3rd language by myself. So the purpose of this thread is to share tips and on-line resources to help the self teaching.

I thought that watching german films with the subtitles could help me to guess the pronunciation and observe grammar structures in "real" conversations. I'm not really sure but I suppose music could help, when I first learnt english I used to translate songs and it helped me to acquire vocubulary.

Any other tips? An on-line german-german or german-english dictionary would be great.

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-07-21 18:54 ID:D4qIocwf

There are more diverse multiple dialects than in English, so be wary of that.

There's always Babel Fish (pretty much worthless, but it's a start for computer-aided translation)

I love this two-way dictionary/thesaurus (just noticed it has Spanish as well)

3 Name: 43 : 2007-07-22 02:19 ID:0swz6z/v


Thanks a lot, I'm sure this will be helpful.

Does anyone know about any add-ons for firefox that could help with this?

I found this one:

It is for japanese translations, does anyone know anything similar for german?

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-07-23 04:38 ID:D4qIocwf

Several dialects of German dictionaries here, for use with Firefox's spell checker.

Have a look through the extensions available, see if there's anything you can use.

5 Name: 43 : 2007-07-23 08:28 ID:RpqiqEas


Which one should I learn? which one should I download? hmmmm... :(

6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-07-23 22:44 ID:D4qIocwf

Can't help you there; maybe just pick the most widely spoken dialect.

7 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2007-08-05 22:18 ID:oJ2QtR0H

For another good German/English dictionary, try LEO:

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