of the Day
Clue of the Month
German equivalent of “Mister”
Common clues: Frau's
mate; German mister; Man of the haus; Mannheim
mister; Munchen man of the house; Munster mister; Munich
3 times a year
in English language:
10309 / 86800
German language is a West Germanic language and one of the
world's major languages. German is closely related to and
classified alongside English and Dutch. Around the world, German
is spoken by ~100 million native speakers and also ~80 million
non-native speakers, and Standard German is widely taught in
schools and universities in Europe. Worldwide, German accounts
for the most written translations into and from a language
(Guinness Book of World Records).
is spoken primarily in Germany (95%), Austria (89%) and
Switzerland (64%) together with Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
constituting the countries where German is the majority language.
European German-speaking communities are found in Italy (Alto
Adige/Südtirol), in the East Cantons of Belgium, and in some
border villages of the former South Jutland County (in German,
Nordschleswig, in Danish, Sønderjylland) of Denmark.
German-speaking communities still survive in parts of Romania,
the Czech Republic, Hungary, and above all Russia and Kazakhstan,
although forced expulsions after World War II and massive
emigration to Germany in the 1980s and 1990s have depopulated
most of these communities. It is also spoken by German-speaking
foreign populations and some of their descendants in Portugal,
Spain, Italy, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece,
United Kingdom, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Siberia in Russia,
Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia,
Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia).
Luxembourg and the surrounding areas, big parts of the native
population speak German dialects, and some people also master
standard German (especially in Luxembourg), although in the
French regions of Alsace (German: Elsass) and Lorraine (German:
Lothringen) French has replaced the local German dialects as the
official language, even though it has not been fully replaced on
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