Explore the German language

From translation advice and grammar guides to idioms and useful phrases, our German resources are perfect for improving your language skills– whether you are a teacher or language-learner, translator or traveller.

German Irregular Verbs

Get to grips with irregular and partly irregular German verbs.

Oxford German Dictionary app

The Oxford German Dictionary is available as an app for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/RT. Find out more about this and other dictionary apps.

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Useful Phrases in German

Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Germany.

Quote of the week

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

(1879–1955)

German-born theoretical physicist

German resources for schools

Free downloadable worksheets and classroom resources for German – ideal for use alongside our Learner's German Dictionary.

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    About the German language

    Learn more about the German language and the various attempts to change German spelling.

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