German Language/etymology


Hello, Lady Janina. I am interested in knowing the origins and the first meanings of the words. Now I would be very grateful if you could introduce me a good german-english dictionary. Viellen Dank.

Hello Nasim,

thank you very much for your question.

I am not quite sure whether your inquiry is about online dictionaries or actual books. However, most publishers of good dictionaries now also offer online services.

For English - German dictionaries I recommend:

another very good online dictionary is:

If you're looking for German etymology, you should try the following link, however this is completely in German I am afraid:

Hope this helps.


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As a native German speaker working professionally with languages, I can answer questions concerning German grammar, spelling and punctuation. I can also help with understanding and short German-English translations. As I also speak French, I might also be helpful concerning German-French translations. Translation only refers to short texts here.


I am a German native speaker working as a translator for English and French. I am concerned with language issues as grammar and spelling on a daily basis. I am very interested in these kind of topics, as any good translator should be. I also have a very good insight in the differences between English and German (and also French), so I might be able to give helpful explanations why specific things are the way they are in a specific language.

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I studied translation at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (FH Köln), and have been working as a freelance translator for five years now.

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