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German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

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I am looking for a place I can find out all the different prefix/suffix for german words. I notice that they slightly alter the meaning, and it would much easier to memorize all of them at once.

eg

Vergleichbar - comparable
Vergleich - compare

und so weiter!

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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

Hi,
http://coerll.utexas.edu/gg/gr/mis_02.html

You're looking for, what's called word formation in the FCE exam. Or: word categories.

above is an example but I don't know if you would find a fully comprehensive site/dictionary. It does seem a bit of an odd way to learn German vocab. Once you know the basic words, then you start adding pre- and suffixes.

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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

Hello


Thanks for the tip.

That is the type of info I am looking for. For me it seams like an easy to
increase my vocab this way after I learn a noun.

No one else feels the same?


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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

There is no site for the complete list of words created by adding prefixes and suffixes, however here are some sites that list and discuss the prefixes and suffixes themselves, and supply a generous list of examples:

http://www.vistawide.com/german/gram...an_verbs03.htm
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~german/Gra...rtbildung.html
http://german.about.com/library/verbs/blverb_pre03.htm

Everyone has a different learning style, so whatever works for you is great.

There may be too many words with prefixes and suffixes for most people to learn that way. We are flat out learning the commonly used words.
Learning extra prefix and suffix words does increase the vocab for each noun or verb, but the additional words are not the most necessary words to learn. It depends what stage you are at in learning the language.
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Hello everyone


I am looking for a place I can find out all the different prefix/suffix for german words. I notice that they slightly alter the meaning, and it would much easier to memorize all of them at once.

eg

Vergleichbar - comparable
Vergleich - compare

und so weiter!

danke
Here for your info the full assortment of the Duden books

http://www.duden.de/shop/nachschlagen
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Hi,
http://coerll.utexas.edu/gg/gr/mis_02.html

You're looking for, what's called word formation in the FCE exam. Or: word categories.

above is an example but I don't know if you would find a fully comprehensive site/dictionary. It does seem a bit of an odd way to learn German vocab. Once you know the basic words, then you start adding pre- and suffixes.
I think it may be an attempt to read and translate German text in order to learn the basic words in the first place. As a complete beginner German text is almost untranslatable, as you don't yet know which part of a compound or prefixed/suffixed word is the root which can be found in a dictionary.

I sympathise, although I also agree that it's probably not the best way to try and learn.
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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

So excited to see this thread as I've asked this exact same question earlier this year! But of course, a bit sad to find out that no one here seems to have any suggestion for such a book, either

What I've done is using CanooNet extensively to understand the word formation, and then separate the word myself in Excel so that I can later sort them by the stem (instead of by the prefix). It started out as a project as I was preparing for the B1 exam and trying to memorize lots of new vocab, but the project ended around letter N or so when it started taking way too much of my time... so now I'm left with an incomplete spreadsheet.

Anyhow, just wanted to bump the thread in case anyone knows of any book that sorts words this way

so words like:
anziehen
ausziehen
die Beziehung
die Erziehung
einziehen
erziehen
sich beziehen

woud all go together, as to having them spread out by the traditional alphabetical listing one finds in a dictionary.
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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

hello! Also excited to see standardgirl's question ..I want the same thing as I'm sure it's such an efficient and intuitive way to pick up vocab. Although... I haven't found such a book: did you find anything?
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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

I wouldn't find this useful at all. If you do, why not use one of the websites that enable you to create electronic flashcards, and make your own (with 1 grouping of your choice per card)?
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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

yes, making them myself would probably be good exercise.. sometimes I just want it all there in front of me already

I have found this word family dictionary on amazon!!! and I'm ordering it I hope it will be useful

http://books.google.co.uk/books/abou...8C&redir_esc=y
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Re: German-English dictionary sorted by german prefix/suffix

great find!!!

Now I just need to see how I can get a hold of this book - this is exactly what I'm looking for
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