"the German language"

Translation:немецкий язык

December 12, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty

What's the origin of "немецкий"?

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PonyDesu

Lupsur is right, but němьcь comes from another Proto-Slavic word němъ (mute) - so someone who can't speak Slavic. :) Hence němčina, немецкий язык, немачки језик, nімецька мова, język niemiecki.

January 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty

xD That's kinda funny

January 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Gulpepper

Oh! Like barbar[ian] = babbler in Greek (or was it Latin...)

May 19, 2017

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    From Proto-Slavic *němьcь ‎(“foreigner, German”)

    January 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nevena314

    I answered "Неметский язык" and I am not sure why that isn't correct?

    December 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

    Немецкий

    From "немцы" (Germans)

    December 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nevena314

    Thank you!

    December 12, 2015
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