The German language is easy to master – if you are from Germany. If you are not- good luck. It has complicated grammar and words for almost anything.
They even have a word for "feeling lonely in the forest" - Waldeinsamkeit. And that is just one of the examples.
You cannot blame them; they just wanted to be efficient and place as much meaning in one word as they could. Mark Twain once said that "Some German words are so long that they have a perspective."
People who are learning the German language share the funniest German words, and we have selected some of the funniest.
Richards also said that the pronunciation is simpler than you might think, and grammar is relatively easy to learn thanks to familiar patterns. "If we examine the phrases' what is that?' and 'was ist das?', the connections are obvious."
This polyglot also believes that it's much simpler to speak words phonetically in German than in English. "In English, letters often change sounds without any logical explanation. This isn't the case in German."
"Although some aspects of German may seem difficult, once you break the language down, it's not actually that hard."
Interestingly, the English language is formed from German, but over time the words have changed, and we can hardly recognize them.The longest word in the German language has an astonishing 80 letters!
The term "Donaudampfschifffahtselektrizitatenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengessellschaft" literally translates a s "Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services."
Mark Twain was so right.
Olly Richards, a polyglot and the creator of I Will Teach You A Language, says that, actually, German isn't too difficult to master.
"One of the main reasons German isn’t all that hard to learn is that German and English originate from the same language families and share more similarities than you probably realize," Richards says.
"Both German and English are Indo-European languages that stem from the Germanic family of languages. About 40% of German vocabulary is similar to English vocabulary, which is good news for native English speakers!"