While you may have the perception that German is a difficult language, it’s considered one of the least difficult languages for English speakers to learn. The reason for this is because English and German are true linguistic siblings—stemming from the same earlier Germanic language. In fact, there are a number of German words which are in use in the English language which are completely identical: angst, kindergarten, diesel, poltergeist, hamburger, and many more.
Willkommen is the German word for “welcome”. Here are a few other greetings in German which are handy to know:
You may notice that the nouns are capitalized. Keep this in mind when writing in German.
To learn German, Rosetta Stone uses a patented methodology called Dynamic Immersion®. It effectively teaches you the language, not just the words. What makes it successful is that we prepare you to use your new language in the real world. So, it’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. With practice, you’ll be ready to handle situations in German with confidence.
German is the second-most widely spoken language in the European Union, with only English ahead of them in popularity. German is the official language of many European countries including, Germany, Austria, Belgium, parts of Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, and Switzerland. There are more than 229 million German speakers, leaving you in good company if you choose to learn German . It is one of the most practical languages to learn for business and travel reasons.
Rosetta Stone German language lessons are brief and practical exercises which help new learners focus first on foundational language concepts. Language lessons begin with helping you understand and say everyday phrases and greetings. So no matter where your travels take you, learning German with Rosetta Stone will serve you well.
Once you have developed the ability to understand and speak the basics of the German language, you will move on to learn longer phrases that come into play in everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone has digestible, 10-minute lessons which are built to lead you along the path of learning and ensure you are able to confidently understand and correctly speak German. With Rosetta Stone, you’ll learn German vocabulary and proper pronunciation for real-world situations.
Another aspect of successful language learning is making sure that your pronunciation is accurate. To get your pronunciation correct, you will need immediate and accurate feedback. Rosetta Stone’s patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine helps you get your German pronunciation right in a snap. This technology instantly compares your voice to native speakers, providing real-time feedback for the most accurate pronunciation. You’ll quickly see that TruAccent is a powerful tool for helping you learn and speak the German language.
Surround yourself with German whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.