Interesting and Fun Material

Der Zwiebelfisch

An immensely entertaining and at the same time highly instructive weekly column on the vagaries of the German language. In an amusing and easily understandable way, the author each week singles out one of the peculiarities of the language - or talks about the mistakes and bad linguistic habits that have crept into everyday German. Absolutely recommendable!

The Literature Network

This highly useful site offers searchable online literature, featuring more than 300 full books and over 1000 short stories and poems by over 90 authors. The site's quotations database has over 8500 quotes. Besides many other classics, the site includes the complete works of Shakespeare and an online version of the bible.

Word of the Day

This site explains a different English word every day, including that word's meaning, origins, pronunciation and other interesting trivia.


Another English-language site explaining the word of today and the previous day.

Anagram Server

An anagram is a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters: an anagram for Interpreter Translator would be Iron Rattletrap Renters. This site allows you to enter words and returns possible anagrams for these words in English (or, under "advanced anagramming", in German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin).

The Internet Picture Dictionary

A simple but cute picture dictionary in English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.

The Rhymezone

A Web site which helps you whenever you need a rhyme for an English word.

Another English-language rhyming site:

A rhyming lexicon for whenever you need to find a rhyme in German.

Time Magazine Archives

The complete archives of Time Magazine, including every text, picture, and article, all the way back to 1923.

An interesting German-language site on a multitude of different topics.

Weights and Measures Converter

This site allows you to convert almost any weight or measure into another.

WZ-Online Weights and Measures Conversion

Another place to convert various weights and measures

Verein Deutsche Sprache e.V.

A Web site for purists, i.e. for everyone who believes the German language contains too many Anglicisms.

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