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5000 New German Words Added To Dictionary Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

You may have seen articles floating around the past couple of days about how 5,000 new German words have been added to Duden. But what is Duden? And what are the words? Duden is a dictionary of the German language. It was first published by Konrad Duden (hence the name) in 1880, and has just released its…

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The Curiosity of the Plural of “das Wort” Posted by on Nov 8, 2016

This post is about the German word “das Wort”. What’s the plural? No, not bird! The plural is Wörter. Sounds right. And Worte. Sounds right. Wait, what? Which one is correct? Is there another form? What’s going on here? Let’s find out! What does the Duden say? The Duden, a prestigious German Wörterbuch (dictionary) gives the following explanation about the plural…

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Der Duden – the cornerstone of German spelling Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

Was ist richtig, was ist falsch? Schlag im Duden nach! Like the Oxford Dictionary, the Dikke van Dale, or Mirriam-Webster, Germany has the Duden. Just like all the above-mentioned famous dictionaries, the Duden has its own history. In the 19th century, Konrad Duden, a High School teacher at the Gymnasium created his own dictionary, which was named after him. It influenced the creation…

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