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The German amen

At the end of prayers in English we say 'Amen'. What is it in Deutsch?

Liebe Grüße

cluney

December 18, 2017

7 Comments


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

"Amen" is one of the common words across many languages. At least 18 European languages spell it a-m-e-n. Others have a slight variation.

December 19, 2017

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

Dict.cc NOUN das Amen | die Amen

December 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cluney2

Oh so it's the same as English.

December 18, 2017

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

Surprisingly, it's also the same in Hebrew :)

December 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cluney2

But it's probably 'spelled' (if that's the right word) differently. Like אָמֵן.

December 18, 2017

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

Both English and German got it from Hebrew (via Greek and/or Latin), so that shouldn't be surprising.

December 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Poleon21

Good question ! There is a song call 'Vater Unser' from E Nomine. As the name suggests it, it is the Lord's prayer in German. And it ends indeed with Amen.

I first loved the music, then as my faith grew, I enjoyed it for its Christian theme and now I love it more because I fully understand the lyrics.

God bless ? !

December 19, 2017
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