German Alphabet

The German Alphabet consists of the 26 letters of the Latin Alphabet plus three additional letters (Ä Ö Ü) called "Umlaute", plus the ß (same as ss, it is also called "scharfes s" meaning "sharp s"). Ä = AE, Ö = OE and Ü = UE. This makes 30 letters alltogether.

a, ä, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, ö, p, q, r, s, ß, t, u, ü, v, w, x, y, z.

If your computer keyboard has no Umlaute and you can't type in ä,ö or ü then just type ae, oe or ue.

For example: Ärzte (doctors) You type: Aerzte.

By the way all German nouns have capitalized first letters. Example: Hund (dog), Mutter (mother), Arbeit (work)

I have selected some videos below to help you learning the german letters. The pronounciation is very straightforward and I think this will be no problem for you.

The letter that is the most occuring in the german language is the E followed by the N. The most seldom used letter is the Q.

Below you can learn the german alphabet song which is very useful to learn the german letters.



Here is another song but this one might be more complicated for you, however give it a go.


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