German 1003 Basic word list 4
Abseil (descend by rope)
Angst (fear, depression, anger)
Ansatz (entry, mathematical approach)
Bildungsroman (a coming of age story)
Delicatessen (proper name for a deli)
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Noodle, from German Nudel, a type of food; a string of pasta.
Oktoberfest, Bavarian folk festival held annually in Munich during late September and
Poltergeist, literally noisy ghost; an alleged paranormal pheno
German 1003 Basic word list 7
Abseil (German spelling: sich abseilen, a reflexive verb, to rope (seil) oneself (sich)
down (ab); the term abseiling is used in the UK and Commonwealth countries, "roping
(down)" in various English settings, and "rappelling"
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Berliner Weisse, sour beer infused with fruit syrup
Biergarten, open-air drinking establishment
Braunschweiger, a liverwurst cold-cut.
Bratwurst (sometimes abbrev. brat), type of sausage
Budweiser, beer, after Budweis, the Ge
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Vorlage (a skiing position)
Pitchblende (a mineral)
Dachshund (breed of dog)
Haversack (a bag worn over the shoulder)
Echt (true, genuine)
Pumpernickel (type of bread)
Graupel (particulars of snow)
Spritz (a small amount of s
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erlaubt, allowed, granted - opposite of verboten.
Ersatz, replacement; usually implying an artificial and inferior substitute or imitation.
The German word has a neutral connotation, e.g. Ersatzrad simply means "spare wheel"
Adjective Endings I
Most world languages have nouns that are either masculine or
feminine. German, besides capitalizing all nouns, goes them one better
and adds a third gender: neuter. The masculine definite article (the) is
General Word List (part I)
Note: In German, letters with diacritical marks are alphabetized as if they did not have a
diacritical mark. In some other languages, they are alphabetized separately.
A. = Amt, Amtsbezirk government office, off
General word list (part II)
B. = Bezirk
district or area
BA. = Bezirksamt
Bay. = Bayern
Bd. = Band
Bhf. = Bahnhof
military district command
bz. = beziehungsweise or,
Adjective Endings II
The chart bellow outlines all adjective endings in the Accusative and
Note: Accusative is for DIRECT objects only and is for movement and
Dative is for the INDIRECT objects only and is for static