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How difficult is Nietzsche in German?
A Guide to Reading


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In this article, we'd like to talk a little bit about Nietzsche. We often get questions like How difficult is Nietzsche in the original German? or "At what level can I try to read Nietzsche?".

All of this depends, of course, on your German level, but it also really makes a difference how much you know about German philosophy and the historical context.

It's one thing to literally understand what Nietzsche was writing, and it is a totally different thing to read Nietzsche and really feel like you get it.

How difficult is it to read Nietzsche in German?
What language did Nietzsche write in?
I want to learn German to read Nietzsche. Is this doable?
At what German level will I be able to read Nietzsche?
How do you pronounce Nietzsche?

How difficult is Nietzsche in German?

Now, let's have a look at some of Nietzsches writings and see what's difficult about them.



Easy Nietzsche Quotes (in German)

Let's have a look now at some Nietzsche quotes that beginners can understand.

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