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German

German is used in Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein.
It is also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, and many other countries.

Dialects shown below:  "Standard", colloquial, Allgäu, Berlin, Cologne, Denglisch, Erzgebirge, Eschweiler, Hessian, Hohenlohe, Hunsrik, Hunsrück, Lippe, Lorraine Franconian, Rheinisch, Upper Saxon, Vienna, Vogtland, and Volhynian
 
Language games below:  Bebe-Sprache and Löffelsprache
 
Constructed scripts below:  Grand Alphabet
 
Related entries elsewhere:  German Braille (Brailleschrift), German Unified Shorthand (Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift), and historical forms of German
 

top Standard German

1) Wo ist mein Zimmer?

2) Wo ist der Strand?

3) Wo ist die Bar?

4) Fassen Sie mich nicht da an!


shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA):

pronunciation using IPA

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for German include Deutsch and Hochdeutsch



top Colloquial German

1) Wo is mei Zimmer?

2) Wo is der Strand?

3) Wo is die Bar?

4) Fass mich nich da an!




top Allgäu (also known as Allgäuer or Allgäuisch)

The Allgäu dialect of German is used in the Allgäu area of southern Germany.

1) Wo isch mei Zimmr?

2) Wo isch dr Schtrand?

3) Wo isch d Bar?

4) Glang mi do ja it aa!



top Berlin (also known as Berlinisch or Berlinerisch)

The Berlin dialect of German is used in and around the city of Berlin, Germany.

1) Wo is mein ßimm'r?

2) Wo is der Strand?

3) Wo is de Baa?

4) Fass'nsema nich da an!

Language information at Wikipedia



top Cologne

The Cologne dialect of German is used in and around Cologne, Germany.

1) Wo iss mie Zimmer?

2) Wo iss dä Strand?

3) Wo iss'n Kneip?

4) Fass misch nit do aan!



top Denglisch (also known as Engleutsch and Germish)

Denglisch is German with a mixture of (Germanized) English words and idioms. It can be found in all German-speaking countries.

1) Wo ist mein Raum?

2) Wo ist die Beach?

3) Wo ist die Bar?

4) Touchieren Sie mich nicht da!

Language information at Wikipedia



top Erzgebirgisch (also known as Aarzgebèèrgsch)

The Erzgebirge dialect of German is used in the Ore Mountains between Germany and the Czech Republic.

1) Wuu is mei Schduub?

2) Wuu is der Schdrànd?

3) Wuu is de Bar?

4) Fàssn Se mich nèd doo àà!

Language information at Wikipedia



top Eschweiler (also known as Eischwiele Platt, Eschweiler Platt, or Aischwiile Plat)

The Eschweiler dialect of German is used in the area of Eschweiler, a town in the North Rhine-Westphalia Federal State in Germany.

[Eschweiler dialect]

Language information at Wikipedia (in German)



top Hessian (also known as Hessisch)

The Hessian dialect of German is used primarily in the state of Hesse, Germany.

1) Wou is moi Zimmer?

2) Wou is der Schtrand?

3) Wou is die Wäddschaffd?

4) Fasse Se misch nedd da an!

Language information at Wikipedia



top Hohenlohe

The Hohenlohisch dialect of German is used in the Hohenlohe district in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

1) Wuâ is mei Zimmer?

2) Wuâ is dr Schdrand?

3) Wuâ is de Wärdschafd?

4) Fass mi ned doâ ou!

Language information at Wikipedia (in German)



top Hunsrik (also known as Hunsriker, Rio Grande Hunsriker, and Riograndenser Hunsrückisch)

The Hunsrik dialect of German is used in parts of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

1) Woo is mayn tsimer?

2) Woo is te xtrant?

3) Woo is ti par?

4) Riir mich nët too aan!

Language information at Wikipedia



top Hunsrücker Platt

Hunsrückisch is used in the mountainous Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

1) Wo is määine Stuh?

2) Wo is dää Strand?

3) Wo is die Bar?

4) Fasse se mich nit doo aan!

Language information at Wikipedia



top Lippisch Platt

The Lippisch Platt dialect of German is used in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region of Germany

1) Wo ess müine Stoben?

2) Wo ess de Strand?

3) Wo ess de Wertschaft?

4) Fat müi nich do an!

Language information at Wikipedia (in German)



top Lorraine Franconian

The Lorraine Franconian dialect of German is used in parts of the Lorraine region of France.

1) Wo ìsch min Zìmmer?

2) Wo ìsch de Strànd?

3) Wo ìsch 's Wìrtshuss?

4) Fàss mich nìtt do ààn!

Language information at Wikipedia



top Rheinisch

The Rheinisch dialect of German is used in parts of the North Rhine-Westphalia Federal State in Germany.

1) Wo ist mein Zimmer?

2) Wo ist der Strand?

3) Wo jibt et hier eine Kneipe?

4) Fassense misch nischt da an!




top Upper Saxon (also known as Saxonian, Obersächsisch, or Sächsisch)

The Upper Saxon dialect of German is used primarily in the regions of Dresden, Leipzig, and Chemnitz (which make up the German Free State of Saxony).

1) Wou issn mei Zimmor?

2) Wou issn dor Schdrand?

3) Wou kammorn hior een zwitschorn?

4) Fassnse misch ne da an!

Language information at Wikipedia

See my Upper Saxon page for the Upper Saxon language



top Vienna (also known as Wienerisch or Weanarisch)

The Viennese dialect of German is used mostly in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

1) Wo isn mei Zimma?

2) Wo isn da Straund?

3) Wo isn des Beisl?

4) Douchier mi net do!



top Vogtland (also known as Vogtlaendisch)

The Vogtland dialect of German is used in the Vogtlandkreis district of Germany

1) Wu isn mei Zimmor?

2) Wu gettsn hier zen Strand?

3) Wu krich ichn hier e Bier?

4) Pfotn weg!



top Volhynian (also known as Wolhyniendeutsch or Woliniendeitsch)

The Volhynian dialect of German is from the Volhynia region in western Ukraine.

1) Wo ist mein Ssimmer?

2) Wo ist der Strand?

3) Wo ist die Bar?

4) Fassen Sie mich nich da an!





top Bebe-Sprache (also known as B-Sprache or Bebe-Sprabachebe)

Bebe-Sprache is a German language game.

1) Wobo ibist meibein Zibimmeber?

2) Wobo ibist deber Straband?

3) Wobo ibist diebie Babar?

4) Fabasseben Siebie mibich nibicht daba aban!

Additional information at Wikipedia (in German)

More games are on my language game page



top Löffelsprache

Löffelsprache is a German language game.

1) Wolefo ilefist meilefein Zilefimmelefer?

2) Wolefo ilefist delefer Stralefand?

3) Wolefo ilefist dielefie Balefar?

4) Falefasselefen Sielefie milefich nileficht dalefa alefan!

Additional information at Wikipedia (in German)

More games are on my language game page



top
German using the constructed Grand Alphabet

Matthew Whitaker created the Grand Alphabet to unify the writing systems of English, German and Russian.

[German using the Grand Alphabet]

See also English and Russian using the Grand Alphabet

Writing system information at Omniglot




The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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