Learning German is a great asset since it's spoken by more than 130 million people in 38 countries of the world. Some of these countries include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Belgium. German is important as a cultural and commercial second language for millions of people in Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe and in North and South America as well.
Learning German can be difficult for English speakers, but it is certainly not impossible, as the two languages share a number of similarities as well as differences.
There are two main divisions of the German language: High German (Hochdeutsch), and Low German (Plattdeutsch). High German is due to an accent/ sound shifts that affected the southern areas. These areas are more elevated and therefore referred to as the High German regions.
In contrast, this accent was not prevalentin the lowland regions of the North. In a broader and purely linguistic sense, the term Low German can also be extended to cover all the West Germanic languages in which the second sound shift did not take place.
The German language has played a big role as an international language in diplomacy and commerce, as well as among educated people during the last few centuries.
In this section you will learn how to speak German for free and understand it. We will cover grammar, vocabulary, phrases, and the website will always add new features and subjects to help learners expand their knowledge constantly.