Differences between German & English

The official tongue of the nation bearing its name, Germany, is German, or Deutsch. A sizable portion of the population in Central Europe speaks it as well, particularly in regions of Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Italy's South Tyrol. It is one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and is also recognized as such in Poland's Opole Voivodeship. In contrast, English is widely utilized in German media and popular culture. Due to their similarities, English speakers find learning German to be simple, just as Germans find learning English to be simple.

German may be the seventeenth most spoken language in the world, but when it comes to West Germanic languages, English takes the top spot.
Few differences between English and German
Germans find it difficult to speak English successfully despite the fact that the two languages have some characteristics because they evolved from the same linguistic branch.

The alphabet is the first thing. It includes 26 letters, just like English, but it also has umlauted characters like ö, ü, and ä, as well as the double S or scharfes S, which is represented by ß. Germans who are learning English for the first time frequently spell the letters E or R as A or I when they should be written properly.


German and English sounds are almost identical phonologically. The same holds true for patterns of stress and intonation.

Verb Tenses

German does not employ the continuous verb tense form for verb tenses. When the English equivalent would use the future tense, it chooses to employ the present simple. The present perfect tense is frequently employed in place of the past tense. The tenses in German are easier. For instance, there are only two tenses of the verb "to go" in German: the present and the past.
As a result, you say "I go" and "I went" (Ich bin gegangen). By including a word that denotes a future date, such as tomorrow, next week, and so on, you can express the future tense.

Word Order

The two languages have different word orders. In English, words are ordered S-O-V. German, however, exhibits three-word order characteristics.
1) In an independent phrase, the featured second should be the principal verb, which requires the reversal of the subject and verb. "Manchmal komme ich mit dem Bus in die Schule," as it is said in German, translates to "Sometimes I take the bus to school."
2) The past tense should appear last in an independent clause. In German, "Ich habe ihn night gesehen" means I have not seen him.

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