When you’re living in Germany, you’ve surely come across them: abbreviations in German! So here’s a little dictionary for the most important one you might come across in your daily life. Some are rather self-explanatory, some can be very confusing if you don’t know the meaning.
Some of the words that the abbreviations refer to might already be known to you and others might be rather unfamiliar. Just like in English German abbreviations are very commonly used in daily life. German abbreviations will come across all the time. Abbreviations in “der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” and the language that is spoken in Germany contains even more abbreviation-word that need additional knowledge of other simple words like “ein” “Frau – mrs” vs. “die Frau – the woman” and you might find very rare cases as “meiner meinung nach… – in my opinion…”
Just like in English where you might not have learned those shortened words, Germans won’t necessarily need to learn those terms either. You can search through a number of letters from many languages or check out the paperwork in an office, you will surely find those abbreviations in official uses. Other words like “sie” “ich” “deutsche” which stands for “she/her” “I/me” “German” and other simple words can best be practiced by start using the knowledge of the language at your personal level.
So if you haven’t tried out the Readle App yet, I recommend you do so. Any learner will find interesting stories at their level, from A1 to C1. You can find the translation of each and every word by clicking on it, even with the corresponding audio.
The hardest part with learning a language is the beginning because it often seems boring to just learn words and grammar, isn’t it? Once you get to a level where you can just talk a little or read some things on signs and on TV, it gets easier. But to get there is the hard part. That’s where Readle comes in handy! Even the very beginner can read an interesting story and can have fun learning! You might not even realize that you are in fact learning at all.