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German is an official language in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland and South Tyrol. Over 90 million people speak German as a first language and 30 million as a second language. German is closely related to Dutch, English and Frisian. Standard German, which uTalk teaches, is also known as Hochdeutsch or High German. There are also many Low German dialects, which are not all understandable to speakers of High German.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Germany

Austria

Switzerland

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Number Of Speakers

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Germanic

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Fun facts about German

The expression 'Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof' (meaning I can't understand it) literally translates as 'I only understand a train station'.

All nouns in German start with a capital letter, even when they're in the middle of a sentence.

There's a German phrase 'Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei' which means 'everything has an end, only the sausage has two'!

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