https://www.duolingo.com/Pece

How German sounds compared to other languages (funny video)

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I think the Duolingo community (and especially those learning one of the languages covered in this video) would quite like this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_xUIDRxdmc

Part 2 also got made recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YQAYEmwBvs

:)

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/dulcetly

everyone says it sounds harsh but I love it!!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Obviously this is intended to be comedic, but looking at a lot of the YouTube comments makes me sad. A lot of people there actually think German sounds ugly and harsh.:(

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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Yes, because it's so hard to understand with all the costumes and exagerrated screaming that this is comedy...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yoseph-german

listen then

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence
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Hmm, I am not trying to badmouth it, but compared to many other languages, ironically most other Germanic languages too, Hochdeutsch is relatively harsh sounding. I don't think that's a bad thing, but from trying to learn myself, I do find it very hard to picture the sound of a softly spoken German accent - when I do, it is always Swiss, Plattduutsch (sp?) even Pennsylvania Dutch accents that come to mind before the 'standard' accent...

It's a bit like, a posh English accent is always going to grate on some people's ears, while a Liverpudlian accent is going to grate on someone else's. I wouldn't take the criticism too seriously.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

I think that you can't deny that it sounds harsh, but harsh is not equal to ugly. Yes, it sounds harsh, but also unique. I like it also. GERMAN IS LANGUAGE LIKE ANY OTHER!!!!!!!! LOT OF LOVE FOR GERMAN ;).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

I have been told that the word for 'butterfly' in the main European languages is the only one that is completely different in all of them.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Birdexplorers
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Words for butterflies are truly amazing and diverse. Here is the butterfly page with the word for butterfly in most of the world's main languages. It is very interesting and the diversity is immense, but you can make out some basic roots. http://butterflywebsite.com/articles/saybut.htm

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Belboz99
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Here's a much more entertaining (and in the follow up informal) play on that same idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2UHboNFQ38

The follow-up basically dispels the myth of German being "scary" put forward by the 1st. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VEoU_5HDGs

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fiwipa
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my mother tongue is Portuguese and my throat actually hurts after a while of speaking German!!! ahaha thanks for sharing!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence
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Because I am not a language purist, I am sort of compelled to say this: I've always thought English sounds more beautiful with a Latin accent. Maybe you should try the same with German :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SophiaGucciardi

Haha, this made me laugh :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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German here who nearly fell off her chair laughing. That's brillant!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Europe
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it sounds funny

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PollyGlott
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Made my day :-) However, they should put a warning in the title: "Please don't eat or drink while watching!" fetching.a.rag

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MediaMechanix

Very Funny!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kikki90

The guy who speaks italian has an awful pronounciation! He should learn it for real haha

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OzrenIlic
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:)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mc_nugg
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Very funny!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Firework

hahaha very difficult to learn

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

Made my day hahahaha

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/peterxor
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:-) Great

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yaciira

Hahahahhaahahaha!!! Totally! That's whay I love French!! :D It is so pretty

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Delta13
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Haha, really liked it! =)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dustinisbeast

I'm dying right now, I keep repeating the german form of sex lol

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dhyatt

this is hilarious, even though it's greatly exagerrated

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xLuna13

Lol!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LHCN
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Very, very funny! Congratulations!

5 years ago
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