If you’re learning German, I’m sure that you’ve somehow panicked or got a bit overwhelmed the first time you saw the German letters. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. All language learners feel the same way about learning new language.
Learning a language is not a linear process. It presents varying levels of difficulty among learners at different stages. Sadly, may of theses challenges may sometimes present themselves at the beginning of the journey, and can discourage a student from pushing learning through the end.
One of the most common complains you’ll easily hear about? A language’s set of pronunciation rules.
Because we’re used to our own language’s orthography and pronunciation, it’s just natural that reading and writing in a new language is the hardest challenge to overcome for any student. This is especially true for languages that contain letters and symbols that aren’t present in our own.
How to Read German Letters
German is a great example for this. Its alphabet contains 4 additional symbols that don’t exist in English. Aside from that, Germans have various letter combinations for different sounds/ pronunciations. All these can be overwhelming to a new student trying to learn German.
If you’re new to the language, we want to help you avoid freaking out. So today, we’ll be sharing sharing our quick and easy guide on how to read a few of these weird German symbols. Take your time to read and study the infographic below: