German AlphabetLesson 2
In this lesson, we're going to look at the German alphabet. Feel free to skip this lesson, if you are already familiar with the letters and sounds of German. The German alphabet is very similar to the standard Latin alphabet we use in English, but there are a few letters that might be new to you! That's why the German alphabet is also called the extended Latin alphabet.
German Alphabet with Pronunciation
First, let's have a look at the alphabet. Just tap or click on the letters to hear how they are pronounced.
The Letter Ää
The German letter Ä is a vowel that is pronounced similarly to the English "eh" sound, but with the lips more rounded and tensed. It is considered a separate letter from "A" and has its own distinct pronunciation in the German language.
The Ä sound is commonly found in German words such as "Mädchen" (girl), "Mäuse" (mice), and "läuft" (runs). Let's listen to a few examples.
The Letter Öö
The Ö sound is commonly found in German words such as "öfter" (more often), "öffnen" (to open), and "Fröhlichkeit" (happiness).
The Letter Üü
The German letter Ü is a vowel that is pronounced similarly to the English "oo" sound.
The Ü sound is commonly found in German words such as "Müller" (miller), "füllen" (to fill), and "über" (over).
The Letter ß
German Alphabet with Example Words
German Alphabet Questions
How many letters does the alphabet have? Which article do we use for the German ABC? In which countries do we use the German alphabet? What are the vowels of the German alphabet?
What are the 4 extra letters in German?
How do you say the ABCS in German? What is ß called in English?
What are German Umlauts? German alphabet a to Z