Here's a list of my favourite resources for learning German. I open them as needed, but I figured I'd put some of them together here too. I'd eventually like to create a django site for my translation needs, because each site has just a bit of what I need, and a lot of what I don't, plus ads. It's annoying to need one tab for conjugation, another for translation, another for word building/etymology, and then separate apps for studying needs. The trouble is, each service demands that nobody else use it, so I'm stuck with tiled tabbed browser windows.
Do you know of a great resource not on this list? Let me know in a comment below.
Canoo.net - This one is nice. look up a word, and it returns links to a bunch of different things, among which are lists of words using search term as a base, as well as the search's normal uses. Word forms include case endings, and verb conjugations. Searching using globs works here, so finding words with the same root is easy.
Linguee.com - I like Linguee because its search bar suggestions include translations and gender, which means I often don't even have to complete the search to find what I'm looking for. Once a search is completed, you see some results, which often include some extra translations under a "less common" heading. Down below there is a section for chunks of text that contain both your search terms, and a known good translation.
One thing it's missing is noun endings, but with the number of tabs that I use, and my Langenscheidt, I manage. *Linguee offers a download of a text version of their dictionary. I will proably start with that when I build my site. Why not!
Pons.com - Decent results, and comes with an app and separate vocabulary trainer app. I didn't get them to link, but I think that's what they do. Look up a word on the site or app, and it's added to your flash-card rotation. A great idea, if I get it to function.
Leo.org - I have only used it for translation, but it includes a trainer, has a toolbar, and forum. The entries are good, but I don't find I use it as often anymore.
Google Translate - This can do single words, or whole phrases and documents.
Audio and Video
Keep the language in your head for longer, and look for German media!
ARD - The world's largest public broadcaster. I can't really say more. Below are some of the bits that I've found.
Das Erste - Nation wide Live TV! You may or may not have to live in the right place to see this.
Local TV Streams: Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Sudwestrundfunk, Bazerischer Runkfunk (current show highlighted blue), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
No Live TV: Radio Bremen
Radio ARD - You can see the featured content on their radio stations here.
Radio ARD Radionet - This is the master list. All of their streams in one place, listenable from the site.