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English-German Glossaries by Topic

Annotated Glossaries for German-Learners

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10 Meanings of the Verb ausmachen, The
A special German verb lesson and glossary.

10 Ways to Say "Thank you" in German
Expanding your German vocabulary. How to say "thank you" (and "you're welcome") in German.

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Abbreviations
An annotated German-English glossary of common German abbreviations.

Aerospace Glossary
An annotated English-German glossary of aerospace, astronomy, and space travel terms. Also see our German-English Eclipse Vocabulary.

Almanac
An annotated German-English almanac - with the tallest mountains, the longest rivers, the most-used German verbs, etc.

Animal Glossary
Our Tierlexikon is an annotated English-German glossary of animals and their sounds. With special glossaries for Birds, Horses and Fish.

ausmachen
Learn about "The 10 Meanings of the Verb ausmachen" in this special glossary.

Austrian to German (Dialects)
A special glossary that lets you select an Austrian word or expression and learn the standard German equivalent. Also see German to Austrian.

Automobile and Driving Glossary
An illustrated, annotated English-German glossary of car and driving terms.

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Bad Words in German
An annotated German-English glossary of German Words to Avoid - inappropriate, offensive, or vulgar words. Learn what NOT to say in German! NOTE: This special dictionary is intended only for adults 18 years of age or older.

Basic German: The Essentials
The basic essentials of German on one page. An annotated English-German glossary for people in a hurry.

Bauernregeln - Folk Sayings
A collection of German folk sayings—in German and English.

Bäume - Tree & Wood Glossary
Glossary of German and Latin names of trees.

Beim Zahnarzt - Dental Glossary
A German-English glossary of dental terminology.

Biblical and Religious Glossary
An annotated English-German glossary of religious terms and Bible vocabulary.

Birds/Vögel
An English-German glossary of songbirds and their calls. Part of the Animal Glossary.

Body Terms: Parts of the Body
A German lesson with an English-German glossary pertaining to the human body.

Brand Names
German brands—abbreviations, acronyms, and their meanings.

Bräuche: Traditional & Religious Celebrations (Februar-März)
A look at traditions and celebrations in February and March: The German origins of Groundhog Day, Valentinstag and Fastnacht/Fasching/Karneval.

Bräuche: Traditional & Religious Celebrations (September)
A look at Oktoberfest, which starts in September. Also see the Feiertag-Kalender.

Bräuche: Traditional & Religious Celebrations (Oktober)
A look at German traditions and celebrations in October, including Halloween. Also see the Feiertag-Kalender.

Bräuche: Traditional & Religious Celebrations (November)
A look at German traditions and celebrations in November. Also see the Feiertag-Kalender.

Businesses - Stores
An annotated English-German glossary related to the kinds of stores and businesses found in a typical German town or city.

Business German
Wirtschaftsdeutsch. Commercial correspondence, phrases and other business-related vocabulary. Also see Personal Letters.

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Calculator: Metric Conversion
A German metric converter for recipes, temperatures, distances, etc. Easily convert measurements from English to metric or vice versa.

Card Games & Card Playing Glossary
An English-German glossary of card games and card-playing terms.

Chemische Elemente
A complete German-English table of the 112 known chemical elements - with their symbols and atomic weights (Ordnungszahlen). All but five are neuter (das)!

Christmas Vocabulary
An annotated English-German glossary for Weihnachten.

Cinema Vocabulary
English-German glossary of movie and filmmaking terms.

Cities: German Geographic Glossary
An English-German geographic dictionary of cities around the world. Also see the "Countries" gloassry below.

Clothing/Fashion
An annotated English-German glossary of fashion and clothing terms. Includes the Fashion Phrasebook with expressions related to talking about fashion and clothing.

Cognates in English and German
An annotated glossary of words that are the same or similar in English and German!

Colors (Farben) in German
About the colors and "colorful" adjectives, complete with color chart.

Colors Concentration Game
Ein Memory-Spiel (concentration game) for colors in German. Can you match the color with the German word?

Computer and Internet Glossary
An English-German glossary of computer, Internet, and Web terminology. Now with a German-English version.

Confusing Words
Tricky words that can lead to vocabulary confusion and dictionary dangers! Part of our False Friends glossary.

Cooking Glossary - Kochglossar
A German-English glossary of words and expressions related to cooking and food preparation. Related to our German recipes and the Metric Calculator.

Correspondence: Business
A guide to writing business letters in German.

Correspondence: Personal
A guide to writing personal letters or cards in German.

Countries in German
"Land und Leute" from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Find the German words for the nations of the world, their citizens, and their languages. With more detailed English-German and German-English info for many countries.

Crossword Puzzle 1
A Kreuzworträtsel for things that fly. Can you solve it?

Crossword Puzzle 2
An "essentials" Kreuzworträtsel for basic German. Can you solve it?

Current Events
The "Vocabulary in the News" glossary is an annotated glossary of words and phrases found in the German media. In both an English-German and a German-English version. Includes the Terrorism Glossary.

Daily German
The Word, Quote, and Lesson of the Day

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Danke: 10 Ways to Say "Thank you" in German
Expanding your German vocabulary - 10 ways to say "thank you" (and "you're welcome") in German.

The "Darling" Glossary
A special German-English glossary for the many ways to say "darling" or "sweetheart" in German. Related to our English-German German Words of Love glossary.

Date and Time Glossary
An annotated English-German glossary related to the calendar and clock.

Dative Verbs
A glossary of German verbs that normally take a dative object rather than the normal accusative.

Day by Day: Glossary
An extensive English-German listing of "day" expressions, with quizzes.

Denglisch Dictionary
When you mix Deutsch with Englisch you get "Denglisch," also known as Denglish. This annotated glossary accompanies the article Denglisch: When Languages Collide.

Dental Glossary - At the Dentist
A German-English glossary of dental terminology.

Dialect: Austrian to German
A special glossary that lets you select an Austrian word or expression and learn the standard German equivalent. Also see German to Austrian.

Dining: Food and Drink Glossary
An annotated English-German glossary with food and drink vocabulary. Also see the menu guide below.

Dining: German Menu Guide
An annotated German-English guide to reading a German menu.

Diseases and Cures
A special English-German glossary of medical vocabulary.

Disney Comic & Film Characters
A special glossary with the English and German names of many Disney characters—from Donald Duck to Pluto. Also see the Looney Tunes Glossary.

Dog and Cat Names in German
Our Haustiernamenlexikon lists a large selection of pet names in German.

Der deutsche Almanach
An ever-expanding collection of annotated top-10 lists in German and English in various categories, from the highest mountains to the most-used verbs.

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Easter Glossary
An annotated English-German Osterlexikon - all about Easter in German Europe.

Eclipse Vocabulary
The 1999 Sonnenfinsternis (solar eclipse) in Europe offered an opportunity to review the German vocabulary for eclipses and other astronomical phenomena.

Education/School Glossary
School-related terms - from kindergarten to university. With a self-scoring quiz.

English-German Cognates
An annotated glossary of words that are the same or similar in English and German!

Erfinder und Erfindungen
In unserem Technologie-Lexikon. An annotated English-German lexicon of terms related to technology and inventions. Also see the article From Aspirin to Zeppelin by your Guide.

Essentials: Basic German
The basic essentials of German on one page. An annotated English-German glossary for people in a hurry.

Euro & Money Glossary
An annotated English-German glossary of banking and financial vocabulary.

Expressions and Idioms
A resource page for articles and glossaries related to Redewendungen, sayings, proverbs, and other idiomatic expressions.

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Glossary A-Z Index
A topic index of all of our glossaries.

Daily German
The Word, Quote, and Lesson of the Day

Test Your Vocabulary
Exercises, quizzes and tests
for German grammar and vocabulary.


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German Dialects
If you step off the plane in Austria, Germany, or Switzerland for the first time, knowing nothing about German dialects, you're in for a shock! An article about dialects in German.

German Grammar
A list of our grammar references—by topic, from adjectives to verbs. It's sometimes difficult to draw a clear line between grammar and vocabulary.

Daily German
The Word, Quote, and Lesson of the Day.

Wörter des Jahres
The German Words of the Year, as selected by the German Language Society (GfdS).

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