https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alex_tv80

Süstem und Tüpisch?

Is the letter Y really pronounced like Ü? Does "System" sound like "Süstem" and "typisch" like "tüpisch"? (I have heard this in some videos)

October 30, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denfisksson

I don't know a lot of German (yet :D) but I was taught that the word Gymnasium is read the way you're mentioning. Gümnasium.

I am not sure about those two, tho :S

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schmidzy

Yes, that is correct. Here is a nice little article explaining the pronunciation of the German letter Y in different positions within a word: http://joycep.myweb.port.ac.uk/pronounce/consony.html

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denfisksson

Vielen dank, das war sehr hilfreich.

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alex_tv80

Danke! Das ist gerade, was ich brauche.

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

Wow, I didn't know it! Danke sehr! :)

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neumann20000

Absolut richtig ausgesprochen

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whukriede

sistem or (rarely) süstem, always: tüpisch.

April 25, 2017
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