German Language Details

German Language Details

The German language is the Old High German language which originally dates back in the 8th centuries. Today, standard German is used by countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, a place in France called Alsace-Lorraine, Northern Italy, East-Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and many others.

The standard German language is now also known as the “Hochdeutsch” or “High German” in English. This form of language can now be found on any reading material everywhere in Germany. Although there are still dialects that exist on some parts of Germany, Hochdeutsch is widely used by educated people in the country. The scattered dialects which were influenced mostly by the Old Dialects used centuries ago are now slowly falling further behind compared to how often Standard German is used today.

The style of writing in German is called Fraktur which is leaned towards the Gothic and traditional way of writing the language. Fraktur is the gothic style of writing the German words and letters since the 14th century but on 1945, the Roman letters replaced Fraktur in all forms of writing or printing. This is how we’re now able to read and understand the German language although admittedly, don’t have a clue what some words mean.

Learning a second language or another language takes some time but it is the natural process of learning. People with memory problems can use memorization techniques to exercise the brain’s functionality and capacity; it is one way of allowing the brain to work with creativity at the same time, focusing on the concerned information that feeds the brain.

One memorization technique can be used to learn German. In saying this, we need to set an example. Let’s use the German word Löwe (ler-veh) which means lion in English. Take a look at the example below:

A lion patrols the wild each morning to check if everything is okay, his last stop is always at the Larvae Park enjoying a cup of hot cocoa.

Now the relation of the word Larvae here is to represent the German word for lion. The reason is because the larvae and Lowe when pronounced, has a distinct similar sound. It’s not important what English word you match with the German word, as long as it sounds good together and you maintain the humor and connection between each words, you’ll be able to learn the German language all the way.

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