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German is a West Germanic language , Standard German (Hoch Deutsch) has around 90 million native speakers, and other varieties of German have some 30 million. There are about 80 million people who speak German as a second language, and many others study it as a foreign language.
The German alphabet is an extended version of the Latin alphabet, and it contains 30 different letters. These are the same letters found in the English language with four additional letters. The pronunciation of words in German has a rhythm and poetry all its own, although before people learn the language, it can have a harsh sound to some ears. Still, it is one of the most popular languages in Europe, and if you are going to be traveling to the continent, it is one of the best languages to learn.
The pronunciation of some of the German letters are not a part of the English language, and that means that you are going to have to learn the special ways to pronounce the different letters and German accents. Some of the things that you will learn when you start to get deeper into the German vocabulary is that the W in the language sounds like V in English, and the V sounds like F in English. S in the German often sounds like Z in English when it is at the beginning of a word and followed by a vowel. ß is the only letter that is never going to begin a word.
Varieties of German used in writing
High German (Hochdeutsch)
Swiss German (Schweizerdeutsch or Schwyzerdütsch)
Pennsylvania German (Deitsch / Pennsylvania Deitsch / Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch)