German is the most widely spoken language in Europe.
Germany has the 3rd strongest economy and is the #1 export nation in the world.
Knowing German creates business opportunities.
Germans are innovators.
Germans are the biggest spenders of tourist dollars in the world.
The German presence on the Internet supercedes most others.
Germans form the largest single heritage group in the U.S.
1 in 10 books in the world is published in German
German-speaking countries have a rich cultural heritage.
German is not as hard as you think.
German is required or recommended by many undergraduate and graduate programs.
Germany financially sponsors over 60,000 international exchanges each year.
Where is German spoken?
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What does German look like?
Grüner wird's nicht: "Für immer Shrek" bleibt Spitzenreiter in den US-Kinocharts, allerdings vor allem wegen schwacher Konkurrenz, darunter die neue Komödie mit Katherine Heigl. Auch für "Sex and the City 2" sieht es in den USA düster aus - in Deutschland jedoch lassen sich die Fans nicht beirren.
What does German sound like?
Did you know these words come from German?
Angst - fear
Automat - automation/machine
Blitz - flash/lightning
Fest - feast/celebration
Gesundheit! - health/bless you!
kaputt - out of order, not working
Kraut - herb, cabbage in some dialects
Poltergeist - lit. "rumbling ghost" (artificial compound, not originally German)
Schadenfreude - taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune
verklemmt - lit. "jammed": inhibited, uptight
Wunderkind - lit. "wonder child": child prodigy
Zeitgeist - trend at that time
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