These files contain vocabulary lists of German words, along with their English meanings and pronunciations. The first file contains the most common 3,000 general German words. The other files contain the 1,000 most common words from particular sources that are not in the first list.
So, for example, ich appears in the first list but not the other lists since it is extremely common word in all contexts, but allmählich occurs in the list for Die Vermessung der Welt but not in the first list because it is used frequently in the book, but is not one of the most common 3,000 German words overall.
The most common 3,000 German words
This list is compiled from subtitle data (see the FAQs for more information).
Die Henkerstochter, by Oliver Pötzsch
Die Vermessung der Welt, by Daniel Kehlmann
Momo, by Michael Ende
Tintenherz, by Cornelia Funke
Krabat, by Otfried Preußler
Jugend Ohne Gott, by Ödön von Horváth
Der Richter und Sein Henker, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Der Vorleser, by Bernhard Schlink