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Why Learn German? Knowing German Opens Many Doors. German is the official language of:. (Official and working language). The European Union Germany Austria Switzerland Liechtenstein Luxembourg South Tyrol (Italy) Belgium (German-speaking community of Belgium)

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german is the official language of
German is the official language of:

(Official and working language)

  • The European Union
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • South Tyrol (Italy)
  • Belgium (German-speaking community of Belgium)

(In Eastern Europe, German is widely recognized as a minority language.)

how many people speak german
How many people speak German?
  • There are more than 100 million native speakers
  • German is the most widely spoken language in the European Union
german english quiz what s the english translation
German English Quiz – What’s the English translation?

Haus

Hand

Milch

Stop

Schwein

Wind

Lippe

House

Hand

Milk

Stop

Pig

Wind

Lip

Name

Schwimmen

Trinken

Blau

Lampe

Wort

Maus

Name

Swim

Drink

Blue

Lamp

Word

Mouse

scientists also speak german
Scientists also speak German!

After English, German is the second most commonly used language in science.

economy
Economy

Germany has:

  • the largest economy in Europe and
  • the fifth largest economy in the world
international companies
International Companies
  • More than 1,100 companies from German-speaking countries have offices in the U.S.A.
  • They account for about 700,000 jobs in America.

Sprechen

SieDeutsch?

international companies cont
International Companies cont.
  • More than 750 American companies have offices in German- speaking countries.
  • They account for around 700,000 jobs in these countries.

Ich bin ein Berliner.

- Pres. John F. Kennedy

rank the following european countries according to their populations
Rank the Following European Countries According to Their Populations

Germany

Russia

Italy

Spain

France

United Kingdom

which cities have the highest quality of living worldwide
Which Cities Have the Highest Quality of Living Worldwide?

1. Vienna

2. Zurich

3. Auckland

4. Munich

5. Düsseldorf

According to the Mercer Survey from 2011--

5. Vancouver

7. Frankfurt

8. Geneva

9. Berne

9. Copenhagen

--6 of the top 10 cities are German-speaking

bibliography
Bibliography
  • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language
  • http://www.mrshea.com/misc/shea_german_ad2.pdf
  • http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/europe.htm
  • http://www.mercer.com/press-releases/quality-of-living-report-2011