15 reasons for learning German

German is the language of (take a breath) Arendt, Bach, Beethoven, Bonhoeffer, Brahms, Brecht, Buber, Einstein, Freud, Goethe, Grass, Hegel, Heidegger, Heisenberg, Kafka, Kant, Mahler, Mann, Marx, Mozart, Nietzsche, Planck, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Weber, and hundreds more great philosophers, writers, artists, scientists, and composers.

But these days it’s also the language of choice for writers, filmmakers and thinkers from a wide array of cultural backgrounds, such as Yoko Tawada, Zsuzsanna Gahse, Terézia Mora, Michael Stavarič and Melinda Nadj Abonji. it isn’t just for “Germans” any more (but actually it never was).

Know About German

it has the largest number of native speakers in the European Union (far more than English, Spanish, or French).

German is among the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world. It is also a lingua franca of Central and Eastern Europe. And as for “all Germans speak English anyway”? 

92 Nobel Prizes and counting! 22 Nobel Prizes in Physics, 30 in Chemistry, and 25 in Medicine have gone to scientists from the three major German-speaking countries, while many laureates from other countries received their training in German universities.

Germans are world leaders in engineering.

German and English are similar. Many words in German sound or look the same as equivalent English words, because the two languages share the same “grandparent.”


German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world.

Almost a fifth of the world’s books are published in German, and few of these ever appear in English translation.

68% of all Japanese students study German. What do they know that you don’t?

Many of the Western world’s most important works of philosophy, literature, music, art history, theology, psychology, chemistry, physics, engineering and medicine are written in German and continue to be produced in language.


Germany is the world’s second-largest exporter.

The language economy ranks number one in Europe and number four worldwide. Its economy is comparable to that of all the world’s Spanish-speaking countries combined.

Germany is home to numerous international corporations.

Direct investment by Germany in the United States is over ten billion dollars.

Learning the language offers numerous advantages. Firstly, it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in Europe, opening up opportunities for travel, work, and study in Germany. Germany is also crucial in many international business settings, as Germany is a global economic powerhouse.

Learning a new language generally promotes cross-cultural understanding and enriches your global perspective. Overall, mastering this language can significantly broaden your horizons and provide practical benefits in both personal and professional aspects of life.

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