Tuesday 5 July 2016

Lesson No. 2 - The Umlaut And Special Letter In German (Deutsch)

Das Umlaut        =           The Umlaut

      A  O  U        =            Ä  Ö  Ü  ß

     One other letter, ß (the eszett 'ess-tset') is  used for (voiceless) 's'.The vowels a, o, and u can take an umlaut (double dots above), becoming ä, ö, and ü. The umlaut changes the sound of the vowel.

Lesson No.1 - How To Learn German Alphabets

Deutsche Alphabete

Learning hint:
          Acquiring a good German accent is about more than knowing the alphabet, it’s very important to say words and phrases out loud on a regular basis. Listen as often as you can to the characters in German Steps and make a concentrated effort to imitate them closely.

In English, to clarify a word's pronunciation and spelling, it says "B for Ball". But in German they use names to spell and those names are fixed.