Explore the German language

From translation advice and grammar guides to idioms and useful phrases, our German resources are perfect for improving your language skills– whether you are a teacher or language-learner, translator or traveller.

German declension tables

Get to grips with German verb and noun declension.

About the German language

Learn more about the German language and the various attempts to change German spelling.

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Cita de la semana

“The original is unfaithful to the translation.”

Jorge Luis Borges

(1899–1986)

Argentinian writer

German capitalization

Find out how to use capital and lowercase letters in German.

One word or two?

Here is a general guide to when words are written together and when separately.

German Unity Day
OxfordWords blog

Do East and West Germans still speak a different language?

 

Read a German version of this text. On 12 September 1990, about ten months after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the foreign…