An overview of the German language's structure

An Overview Of The German Language’s Structure

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Are you planning to learn German? Do you feel German is difficult to learn? With the right guidance, German is not a difficult language to learn. One can learn the German language easily with the proper training approach. We have  German Classes in Chennai at FITA Academy to trains the students in all six levels of the German language. 

Here in this blog, we have discussed the fundamental structure of the German language and its significance. Just read through this blog, to know the important reasons to learn German. 

Origin of German Language

The German language belongs to the West Germanic which belongs to the Indo-European family along with English, Frisian, Dutch, and Afrikaans. All these languages belong to the same linguistic family. Additionally, the accents and slangs of Austria, Switzerland, and Southern Bavaria are also dialects of German and it is the native language for above 90 million people.

One can learn the German language easily if they are proficient in English as both languages belong to the same family. German and English have the same cognitive roots in syntax, grammar, and the structuring of sentences which are closely related to each other. For Example:

English:  Good Morning!

German: Guten Morgen!

From the above Example, we came to know that only pronunciation and spelling differ from English and German language but learners could easily understand the meaning of the sentence. So, the German language is no more complex for learning. If you are not convinced still then we shall take a quick overview. Just look at these words such as Hallo (Hello), Wasser (water), Bruder (brother), Vater (father), house Haus (House). If you learn the sounds of the words then you can start communicating with people seamlessly. However, you must put in efforts on grammar, word structure, syntax, and lexicon when it comes to the writing aspect. The German Classes in Coimbatore at FITA Academy provide the right training in the German Language under the mentorship of professional language trainers. 

German Alphabets

Both English and German languages make use of the same 26 letters but additionally, German has four alphabets( Ä -, Ö -, Ü -,  and ß).  So this makes it easy for English speakers to start writing in the German language. These are the alphabets and this is how they pronounce for each alphabet

A – ah, B – bay, C- tsay, D- day,  E – ay, F – eff, G – gay, H – ha, I – eee, J – yacht, 

K – car, L – ell, M -em, N – en, O – oh, P – pay, Q -coo, R – air, S – ess, T – tay,

 U – ooh, V – fow, W – vay, X – ix, Y – oopsilon,  Ä -, Ö -, Ü -,  and ß -esstsett

Now look at some more words like a Hobby, flip-flops, Baby, Taxi, T-Shirt, Tourist, and computer are pronounced exactly in German and English. Maus (mouse), Haus (house), and Foto (photo) are pronounced the same both in English and German, but the spelling is slightly different. Some more examples are: 

  • Apfel – Apple
  • Schwimmen – Swim
  • Haus – House
  • Mann – Man
  • Milch – Milk
  • Wasser – Water
  • Banane – Banana
  • Garten – Garden

All above words are cognates – a cognate is nothing but words with a different spelling but sounds similar while pronouncing it. This cannot be applicable to all the words in English because the pronunciation of some words could be similar but give different meanings. For example, the word ‘bald ‘bald’ means ‘hairless’ in English but in German, it means ‘soon ‘. These are called false cognates. To acquire a deep understanding you can enroll in German Classes in Bangalore provides in-depth training in the Grammar and Structure of the German language


The German language is unique when it comes to its grammar structure. As it has three genders and they are – masculine, feminine, and neuter. In the German language, the article “The” is used for all forms of gender. The Grammatical Structure of the German language is nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, which are indicated as nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in English.  

  1. Nominative indicates the word performing in the sentence or a subject
  2. Accusative means direct objects
  3. Genitive means possessive pronoun
  4. Dative means indirect objects

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Grammar Example: 

Der = nominative (Der Mann ist gross/ the man is tall)

Den= accusative (Hast du den Mann gesehen/ have you seen the man)

Des= genitive (Das auto des Mannes/ the man’s car)

Dem= dative ( Er gab dem Mann ein grosses Bier/ He gave the man a large beer)

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Why Learn German?

Now, we are going to see the scope of learning the German Language. On learning German, you will have the access to wider career opportunities on a global platform. So, after completing a German language course you can be a trainer, communicator, interpreter, translator, German Language teacher, researcher and you can work in information technology. Enroll in German Language Classes in Pune to get better job opportunities in Germany and also you have the possibility to explore a range of Universities and Institutions when you learn German. Chances are there where you can get admission into the top German Universities on learning German.

We also provide a German Language Course in Hyderabad at FITA Academy to have a proficient understanding of the German language and succeed in your academic and professional goals.