About German language
It is used by 220 million people worldwide and most widely used language in the EU, but it does not have the status of international language as English or French does.
German is the official language in 7 European countries
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy (South Tyrol), Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, and Belgium.
A Bit of History
Even though experts think that German started developing already 2000 BC when people inhabited the western territories of the Baltic sea in 2000 BC, the first official evidence of this language come from the 1st century BC when during occupation the Romans met the locals in the region of Rhine and Danube.
It must be added that modern day German must be completely different from that the Romans first met.
The development of German language can be divided into several periods: Old High German (from 8th-11th century AC), Middle High German (from 11th-14th century), Early New High German (from 14th-17th century), and New High German (from 17th century till today).
As many other languages, in a course of time German has developed together with society and socio-political factors. Many words were borrowed from other languages due to the migration, commerce, war and the development of technology.
The alphabet was created on the basis of the Greek-Roman alphabet and consists of 26 letters. The modern German alphabet is the basic Latin alphabet.
A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z.
Our most commonly used German translations:
- Latvian – German
- Spanish – German
- Russian – German
- German – Ukrainian
- Finnish – German
- French – German