Free of charge lists of German words

word lists for immediate download

All word lists were generated from a multi-billion sample of the German language called a corpus. The word lists include the most frequently used words, most frequently used nouns, verbs, adjectives.  The large corpus ensures all topics and text types are covered and the word list reflects how words are used by real users.

What does it mean that the word list is lemmatized?

All wordlists are lemmatized (=different forms of the same words are counted together, i.e. Name, Namen, Namens are counted together and listed as Name). This is generally more practical. However, sometimes non-lemmatized word lists listing each word form separately are needed. Sketch Engine can generate both types of word lists.

words

A lemmatized word list of 500 most frequent words in German.

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nouns

A lemmatized word list of 200 most frequent nouns in German.

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adjectives

A lemmatized word list of 100 most frequent adjectives in German.

verbs

A lemmatized word list of 100 most frequent verbs in German.

words starting gn-

This is our fun list for German – a list of the most frequent words starting with gn-

I want longer word lists!

Longer German word lists can be generated with Sketch Engine. There is no limit for word lists generated from user corpora, however, there is a limit of 1,000 items for word lists generated from preloaded corpora. The user can produce any number of word lists. Advanced filtering criteria using regex can be applied so that the word list contains exactly what the user needs. Register for a free trial account with Sketch Engine to generate longer word lists in German.

A list of all words in German

A list of all words in German, can be generated from our largest German corpus. To remove the limitation of 1,000 items per word list, please refer to the user guide.