The dictionary contains about 300 000 words and expressions of the
modern German literary language, and it is supplemented with 5 000 new
The dictionary is based on the common vocabulary, including
colloquial one, and on a large number of words and terms from different
spheres (science, technology, etc).
The dictionary includes proverbs, pithy sayings and expressions. Some
attention is paid to territorial peculiarities of German as well as to
notions, reflecting the history, culture, traditions and way of life in
the German speaking countries.
The dictionary is aimed at German professionals: translators, teachers, students, scientists, and international journalists.