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No government-official standards exist in Germany to the best of my knowledge, unlike the official orthography rules. As far as I know, Luxemburg has a standardised orthography for Lëtzebuergesch which is typically considered a dialect of German. (I cannot really speak for Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, South Tyrol or Liechtenstein) Within Germany and ...


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No, in general the German language does not have an apostrophe in that case. Im Gegensatz zum Englischen wird der deutsche Genitiv ohne Apostroph geschrieben. DeutscheGrammatik20 Beispiel: Englisch: Peter’s house Deutsch: Peters Haus There's one exception to the rule. If the name already ends in an -s, an apostrophe is used to indicate the ...


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There is no such thing as the genitive apostrophe known in English (*). In German, the genitive "s" is attached without an apostrophe: Der Hut meines Vaters Tonys Pommesbude Andreas Friseursalon (it belongs to Andrea) Only if the noun already ends with a spoken "s"-sound, an apostrophe is appended to avoid ambiguity: Andreas' Friseursalon (it ...


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Your question has already been answered very well. But to add some more information about the meaning of German apostrophe: In German, an apostrophe is always the hint that one letter is missing (in direct speech also more than one letters) even though many people use it in the wrong sense. Examples Wie geht es: Wie geht’s Explanation: The letter ‘e’ ...


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I guess the answer is yes, the English apostrophe is sometimes adopted. I came to this conclusion after noticing that my favorite grocery store where I was staying in Königswinter is called “Kaiser's”.



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