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

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana

(1863–1952)

Spanish-born philosopher and critic

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.

Zeitgeist
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8 German words in English and their pronunciation

 

When one language borrows from another, words often adapt to the linguistic conditions of the recipient language. This is…