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German Language

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German speaking countries. German Countries </>
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Countries where German is an official language. Countries
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland
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Total count of countries where German is official language. Total No. Of Countries
7
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8
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Countries where German is a native language. National Language
Germany
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Countries where German language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
North Dakota, United States of America
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Continent wise German speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Europe
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Countries where small group of people speak German language. Minority Language
Czech Republic, Denmark, Former Soviet Union, France, Hungary, Italy, Namibia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia
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Organization that administrates and maintains the German language. Regulated By
Council for German Orthography
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Interesting facts about German language. Interesting Facts
  • One of the large group of Indo-Germanic languages is German.
  • The second most popular Germanic language spoken today behind English is German language.
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The language to which German is similar. Similar To
Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English Languages
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The language through which German is derived from. Derived From
Albanian Languages
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Set of letters used in German language. German Alphabets </>
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Image of German alphabets. Alphabets in German
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
26
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8
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German phonology is the study of sounds in German language. German Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
10
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8
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
9
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1
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Writing system used by German language. German Scripts
Latin
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The direction in which German language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. German Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
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Is German hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. German Language Levels
6
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5
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
30 weeks
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8
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Basic useful phrases in German Language. German Greetings </>
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HELLO in German. Hello
hallo
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THANK YOU in German. Thank You
Danke
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HOW ARE YOU? in German. How Are You?
Wie geht es dir?
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GOOD NIGHT in German. Good Night
gute Nacht
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GOOD EVENING in German. Good Evening
guten Abend
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GOOD AFTERNOON in German. Good Afternoon
guten Tag
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GOOD MORNING in German. Good Morning
guten Morgen
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PLEASE in German. Please
bitte
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SORRY in German. Sorry
Verzeihung
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BYE in German. Bye
Tschüs
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I LOVE YOU in German. I Love You
Ich liebe dich
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EXCUSE ME in German. Excuse Me
Entschuldigung
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. German Dialects </>
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Variety of German language. Dialect 1
Swiss German
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Switzerland
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
4,500,000.00
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18
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Variety of German language. Dialect 2
Swabian German
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Germany
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Dialect 2 speaking population. How Many People Speak
820,000.00
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25
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Variety of German language. Dialect 3
Texas German
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Texas
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Dialect 3 speaking population. How Many People Speak
6,000.00
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34
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
28
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24
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Total count of people speaking German language. How Many People Speak German? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
229.00 million
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8
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
1.39 %
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12
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
101.00 million
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10
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Number of people speaking German as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
128.00 million
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5
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Local name of German language in it’s own script. Native Name
Deutsch
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Alias or other names of German Language. Alternative Names
Deutsch, Tedesco
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Name of German in French Language. French Name
allemand
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Name of German in German Language. German Name
Deutsch
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
[ˈdɔʏtʃ]
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Germans
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History of German language. German History </>
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Evolution period of German language. Origin
6th Century AD
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Indo-European Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
Germanic
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
Western
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of German language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
No early forms
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
German Standard German, Swiss Standard German and Austrian Standard German
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Rank of German language based on total number of native speakers. German Language Position
9
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9
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Signed German
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Scope of German language Scope
Individual
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German language code. German Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of German language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
de
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of German language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of German language. ISO 639 2/T
deu
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of German language. ISO 639 2/B
ger
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of German language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
deu
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of German language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
deus
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
high1287, uppe1397
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of German language. Linguasphere
52-ACB–dl & -dm
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Types of German Language. Types of Language
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Type of German language. Language Type
Living
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German Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Object-Verb and Subject-Verb-Object
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German Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Fusional and Synthetic

Origin of German language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. German language is one of the Most Spoken Languages. The origin of German language states that it was put to use in 6th Century AD. The history of German language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about German Language History. German has no early forms. German Standard German, Swiss Standard German and Austrian Standard German is the standard form of German language and it is used in government centers. Know all About German Language.

German population

German population gives us the total count of number of people speaking German language. German language is spoken by 229.00 million people in the world. Most of the German population lies in the German Speaking Countries. German language is spoken as first language by 101.00 million people and as second language by about 128.00 million people. Get to know German speaking population in detail.

German writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. German writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of German language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by German language. Learn more about . 

Information about German language

Check out all the information about German language here. You may find it interesting to learn German Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about German Speaking Countries, German speaking continents and German Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to German countries knowing common German Greetings will help you in communicating with German people.