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When we think about German, French and Spanish, we may think of them as the big three European languages that are often taught to us, often in rote form and translating random documents at school. I do remember learning French and Spanish to a certain degree (the former to GCSE level), but never had the chance to learn German.
Some people can imagine the German language to be a rather harsh sounding language where words can be hard to pronounce, but it’s a great language to learn and is quite logical to follow. It’s also a widely spoken language, with an estimated 90+ million speakers worldwide and a first language for many in the EU. So, here are some facts on German translation!
After marching 600 kilometres from Bavaria to Berlin earlier this week, refugees have erected a makeshift camp in the city. The march took place to protest against the less than favourable conditions that asylum seekers have to cope with in Germany. Starting on September the 8th, the group began as just 20 people, however by the time it reached Berlin it had grown to over 200.
The 20 asylum seekers embarked on foot from Würzburg in the south of Germany and visited refugee shelters on their way to Berlin, urging others to join them. Reaching their destination 28 days later, they have now created a little community camp on Oranienplatz in the district of Kreuzberg. Since their arrival even more asylum seekers have come to pledge their support and erect their tents side by side. Spokespeople for the group claim that they will not leave the site until their voices are heard.
Difficulties Overcome by German Translation Services.
Germany is the second largest exporter of goods in the world, the third largest importer, and has the third largest economy in the world. Language-wise, German is the most commonly spoken language in the EU. Not hard to see why German translation services are so in demand then, is it?
Among the main European languages, though, it is one of the most complex. Having a translator who is a native speaker and familiar with German culture is a basic necessity.The following four factors demonstrate just why German translation can prove so difficult.