Now dutifully learning your vocabulary lists is one thing - you’ll
find the meaning of most German words, phrases and idioms in any good German dictionary - but don’t assume that English and German punctuation, or the use of commas and decimal points is going to be the same.
If you do, your German translation is going to be full of mistakes!
That's why this page is dedicated to all those additional features of
the German language that you might not have considered before
It provides answers to questions such as:
Where do I find those German umlauts on my keyboard?
So to save you time running around looking for answers to questions like these, I’ve worked to put together the following reference source to provide you with answers to these awkward German translation queries.
Just follow the links below - and don’t forget to bookmark this page for future reference!
German alphabet in full, a guide to pronunciation, plus a reference list of keyboard commands for German letters ( ä, ö, ü, ß, etc.) on English language keyboards
German Numbers – An overview, writing out German numbers, plus the pluses and minuses (mathematically speaking!)
– A quick overview of the Eurozone, the use of decimal points and
commas (e.g. 1,000.00 and 1.000,00 – which one is German, and which one
English?!), the “Billion problem”, etc..
- Official German holidays and major holidays in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - the ones you know and don't know!
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– Common abbreviations, their meaning and English translations (e.g. z.B, usw, bzw., etc.), German SMS language from A to L and from M to Z, the use of speech marks, a guide to further resources.
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