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All nouns in German are capitalized. Well, almost all: i-thingies (z.B. der iPod, das iPad,...) die taz (die Tageszeitung). are not.


The alphabet which is taught in schools is the same as the alphabet in English. The Umlaute and the ß are separated from the normal ABC.


All nouns in German are capitalized. Interesse - interest Bruchstück - snippet / shard Schluss - ending / conclusion Bestand - collection / population / etc. These are all nouns, so they should be capitalized as such. :)


Yes, the rules of capitalization are different. In English, only the beginning of sentences as well as proper names (of people, of organisations, of "special things" such as specific celebrations, e.g. "Christmas") are generally capitalized. In German (not only in older text, but also according to the contemporary spelling rules), all of these are ...


Official Ignoring the table of contents and the preface, the official German spelling rules begin with the following: Die Schreibung des Deutschen beruht auf einer Buchstabenschrift. Jeder Buchstabe existiert als Kleinbuchstabe und als Großbuchstabe (Ausnahme ß): a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ä ö ü ß A B C D E F G H I J K L ...


There is no such thing as a “German alphabet”, and while we are at it there is also no such thing as an “English alphabet” either. I don’t really know where this originated, but it appears to be perpetuated by American teachers. To my knowledge, no such concept ever got wide traction anywhere in the German-speaking area. Presumably, for a culture that ...

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