Why German?

1. German is easy to acquire

Let’s start off by debunking the myth that German is especially hard. If you have a strong command of English, you are actually already quite advantaged for both German and English are West-Germanic languages and share a lot of similar vocabulary such as Wasser (water), Vater (father) and Schule (school).

2. German is the language of high achievers and innovators

Germany is the country of poets, thinkers and musicians such as Goethe, Kafka, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. Over one hundred Nobel Prizes have gone to brilliant Germans for accomplishments in physics, medicine, chemistry, literature and other areas. That is not even counting the prizes awarded to people from the other two major German-speaking countries Austria and Switzerland.

3. Learning German is the gateway to a world-class higher education

Germany’s universities have an excellent international reputation. The German system for higher education boasts a number of universities with a very low or non-existent tuition fee while a generous number of scholarships and other support to study are awarded in Germany. Working holiday visas are also available for young foreigners from a range of places including Hong Kong.

4. You can travel around more easily

Boasting its central location in Europe, Germany is home to myriads of travel destinations welcomed by globetrotters. Not only can you immerse yourself in the beautiful serenity of the natural landscape, but you will also be stunned by the gorgeous architecture of historical churches and fascinating castles. Above all, your German language will add to your journeys in Europe as it is widely spoken in the continent, especially in Eastern Europe.

5. Germany is an economic powerhouse

Germany is the biggest economy within the European Union and the fourth largest worldwide. It is home to numerous international corporations and on the front line of new technologies. While the schooling system in Germany is set up in a way that every German citizen knows at least some English, communicating with someone in their native tongue is a sign of good faith that is appreciated everywhere.

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The following travel phrases and words will get you through almost any situation in any German-speaking countries. This list isn’t all-inclusive, but probably you will use these the most.

  1. Guten Morgen/Mittag/Abend/Nacht!
    Good morning/ afternoon/evening/ night!
  2. Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
    Do you speak German?
  3. Danke.
  4. Bitte.
    Please/ you are welcome
  5. Tschüss (informell)/Auf Wiedersehen (formell)
  6. Könnten Sie mir bitte helfen?
    Could you help me please?
  7. Ja.
  8. Nein.
  9. Entschuldigung.
    Excuse me.
  10. Was kostet das?
    How much is that?

Source: https://www.thetravelmagazine.net/useful-phrases-in-german.html