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.

Useful phrases in German

Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Germany.

Quote of the week

“Good words do not last long unless they amount to something.”

Chief Joseph


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German capitalization

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

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