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Importance of Learning German Language

Author: Rakesh Kumar
by Rakesh Kumar
Posted: Jan 09, 2018

German language vocabulary originates from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. A large part of German words is derived from Latin and Greek, and some are borrowed from English and French. There are approx. 6909 living languages in the world and German falls in top 10 list of most widely spoken language in the world. The largest number of native speakers of German Language are in European Union (far more than English, Spanish, or French). It is also a lingua franca of Central and Eastern Europe.


German is the only official language in Germany, Liechtenstein and Austria. It is a co-official language in Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union and it is the second most widely spoken language in Europe.

Several other countries, including Poland, Denmark, Italy and Hungary have German as a national minority language.


In the world’s largest and strongest economic area, the European Union, German is by far the most spoken native language. Cities like Munich, Wolfsburg, Ingolstadt, Erlangen, Stuttgart, Regensburg, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig and Vienna are known for the attractive business locations within Europe.

Vienna due to its central location in Europe and its many possibilities, is popular among young people and Eighth time in a row Vienna has been awarded as the city with the highest quality of life worldwide.

German and English share 60% of their vocabulary which makes it easy to comprehend, speak and interesting to learn. Learning German language unleash tons of opportunities in various Industries and sectors in Europe and Worldwide.

Few Interesting facts about German Language-

1. German is known for language of writers and thinkers:

German language has a rich legacy of famous Dichter and Denker i.e. writers and thinkers. The author of epic Faust- Great Johann Wolfgang von Goeth is considered as one of the Germany’s greatest national treasures along with other famous thinkers such as Kant, Marx, Humboldt and Nietzsche.

2. It had the longest word in the world:

German language had once the longest word in the world Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz meaning ‘the law concerning the delegation of duties for the supervision of cattle marking and the labelling of beef’. However now its obsolete.

3. The First printed book was composed in German Language:

The first book printed was the Gutenberg Bible which was in a way movable type and finished in 1454.

4. The German language consists of one more consonant than English language:

German and English both make use of Roman characters. German, however, contains an extra consonant ß, which represents a double-S. ß is unique among German consonants in that it’s never found at the beginning of a word. Though you can sometimes substitute "SS" for "ß" if you’re using a non-German keyboard, this only works for certain words: Masse and Maße, for instance, mean entirely different things ("mass" and "dimensions", respectively).

5. German Dialects:

Language specialist break spoken German dialects into two or three main clusters. There’s High German, spoken in the more elevated south and there is Low German, which is spoken in the low-lying northern part of the country. Some linguists also put the dialects in the middle in their own category, called Middle German.

These groups form a dialect continuum meaning that people who speak neighbouring dialects can generally understand each other. But the further away they are on the map, the less likely they are to be able to understand each other without switching to the Standard German taught in schools.

In fact, some linguists classify Low German as its own language, called Low Saxon.

Standard German is German as it’s taught in schools. It was originally developed as a written language, but today it can be written or spoken. To make things even more interesting, Standard German varies in small but significant ways depending on whether you’re in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.


Learning German language can unleash endless employment opportunities and help settling down in Europe which is the World Economic Hub. Considering that it is first language of about 95 million people worldwide and the most widely spoken native language in the European Union, it will aid in seeking jobs in various sectors like IT, Hospitality, Tourism, Automobile, Medical, Teaching, Music, Research and so on so forth.

The German-speaking countries are ranked fifth in terms of annual publication of new books, with one tenth of all books (including e-books) in the world being published in the German language; meaning you can explore new avenues in as German translator and writer.

3Pear Technologies is known for one of the best German language training institute in Pimple Saudagar Pune.

We at 3Pear Technologies always focus, not only on imparting best German language training to our students, but also on overall personality development.

Excellent infrastructure, meticulously designed training program and constant R&D, are just several factors which immaculately makes 3Pear Technologies the best place to learn. Expert and knowledgeable faculties at 3Pear makes the language learning easy, fun and engaging. Wi-fi enabled classrooms, Multimedia room, Native language teachers for foreign language, Easily accessible location, Individual attention, Digital reading material and many more facilities.

Learning German is need of an hour if you are looking forward for potential growth in career in Europe, USA and India.
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