I am working on some linguistic software. The whole functionality is already there, the only thing that is missing is a good vocabulary to test it with. Of course there is no way to create a decent vocabulary manually, so I want to enlarge it automatically.

What I need is a list of German nouns with their articles (or let's say list of nouns "annotated" with gender), preferably the most frequent ones, or grouped by topics. Yet it's not a must.

At this point I am only interested in nouns.

I would be really thankful for any tips or ideas.

  • hmmm... ever heard of dictionaries?
    – fdb
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 23:49
  • @fdb Have fun typing a couple hundred or thousand words from a dictionary... Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 0:12

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From a similar question on the German language SE:

  • "Greg's German nouns" - a list of 1000 German nouns including articles and translations to English. You can just copy the HTML table into an excel table by holding Ctrl while selecting. The format "der Gebrauch, e" requires some editing to extract only the noun and their article, but that is easily doable in a few seconds via regular expressions find and replace or something similar.
  • A nicer version of the above by SE user Tinjo. I think it's the same as the same set of words, but the copying into a table is already done.
  • The download link "1000 German Nouns" on the Wordpress site "germanwordlist". It's a list of 1286 words in a similar format as the above links; again, the format requires some simple editing to remove the additional information on the plural forms, but the words themselves should serve your purpose.
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    Could you make the links a bit more meaningful? For example, avoid "this" or "here" in links, You could link the title of the question or the "title" of what the link is about. Also a bit of context of what each link is about would be nice. Thanks.
    – Alenanno
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 22:28
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    @Alenanno Sure. Is it okay now? Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 22:40
  • That's really really helpul. Thank's a lot!!! Makes me sad, that i cannot vote yet :D
    – Diana
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 19:32

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