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If I want to learn the German language, which dialect should I learn?

In other words, I would like to know about the dialect which is most common?

(I have just arrived in Germany and living in Bavaria for at least next 2 years, I am currently at level B1)

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You preferably learn standard German but get used to the Bavarian dialect as well (which will happen either way if you're living there for two years). –  Em1 Apr 21 '13 at 17:33
Possible duplicate: german.stackexchange.com/questions/5808/… –  Eugene Seidel Apr 21 '13 at 22:26

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Hochdeutsch is the description for the contemporary standard version of German, they way the language is usually written and spoken. Therefore, it is also the easiest variation to learn, because if you look for exercise books, they will cover most probably Hochdeutsch instead of a dialect.

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Well, I don't thinkt, that there German classes other than Hochdeutsch. Even here in Bavaria. All the dialects are 'only' spoken, there's no offical writing for none of them. –  Christian Graf Apr 22 '13 at 12:21
In some Swiss dialects, there are rules for writing, but they are rarely used. –  gamag May 27 '13 at 19:04

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