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German is an exciting and diverse language. However, many people around the world have the prejudice that it is difficult to learn. But don’t let that stop you from learning German. In this article, we will address the most common prejudices and show that German is not as hard to learn as is often claimed.

Prejudice 1: German has many grammatical rules

This is true, but it’s nothing to worry about. Because many rules are logical and similar to those of other languages. If you speak English or Spanish, for example, you will discover many parallels.


Prejudice 2: German has many long words

This is true, but it is not a disadvantage. On the contrary, long words can even help you understand the language better. They often consist of smaller words that you already know. If you know the meaning of each word, you can easily decode the long word.

A good example of a compound word in German is “der Handschuh”. It consists of the words “the hand” and “the shoe”. So the meaning of “glove” is a shoe for the hand. This is a simple way to describe a garment that you wear on your hands to protect or warm them.

Prejudice 3: German has many different dialects

Yes, it is true that German has many different dialects, but that is also the case with other languages. However, most people in Germany speak standard German (“Hochdeutsch”) and you will also be able to communicate with all Germans in standard German.

Prejudice 4: German has a difficult pronunciation

This is not entirely true. German has a different pronunciation than other languages, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard to learn. A good way to learn pronunciation is to watch German movies and TV shows and listen to how the words are pronounced. And if you attend a German course, your teacher will certainly take care to teach you the correct pronunciation.



As you can see, German is not as hard to learn as you might think. Yes, it has many grammatical rules and long words, but it also has many similarities with other languages.

If you are motivated and invest time, you can learn German quickly and effectively. So, don’t let the prejudices stop you and start learning German!



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