Buchstabensalat mit Tiefeneffekt
From preserving nearly extinct languages to learning the lingua france, words are the basis for communication.
From "döner murders" to "moors' heads," German is full of discriminatory terms. Each year, a jury of prominent linguists announces the "Faux Pas Word of the Year" - but there is no shortage to choose from. (15.01.2013)
A German publisher has plans to rerelease a classic children's book - without the racist words found in the original. Experts are split on whether the past should be cleaned up, or preserved so it can be discussed. (11.01.2013)
For those learning German, choosing between the informal "du" and the formal "Sie" to address someone can be tricky. But even for native German speakers, it's getting harder to decide - after all, language changes. (05.01.2013)
For years, Latin has barely had a pulse as a subject of serious study. Now, a student-led renaissance is underway in Germany, with many schools playing catch-up. The trend, however, has not spread to other countries. (18.09.2012)
The European Union can seem impenetrable to outsiders. But in the past few years, the EU has taken a number of active steps to improve transparency. They’ve started by tackling the issue of jargon-heavy language. (18.09.2012)
Young refugees are learning German with the classics. Performing modified and modernized versions of works by Goethe gives them the courage and confidence they need to participate in a new, foreign society. (03.09.2012)
German is often considered a difficult language with very confusing rules of grammar. But the European debt crisis seems to help German to some sort of a renaissance. Language courses are in high demand. (19.08.2012)
DW's London correspondent Gerhard Elfers says there may be many reasons the British may want to leave the European Union. But he feels English-language purity would be dealt another serious blow, if that happened.
If you want to end a discussion, you'd better have a killer argument, according to this German word.
They laugh, they cry – and their expressions can be worth more than a thousand words. Emojis are hugely popular in social media and messenger services alike. What impact are they having on communication?
This analysis of the German pop scene's success abroad is unprecedented in scope.
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
The annual event draws the biggest names in the German film industry to Berlin. One movie performed particularly well at this year's awards ceremony: "The People vs. Fritz Bauer."
A rare copy of Shakespeare's First Folio plays has sold for $2.75 million. Dubbed the "Holy Grail of publishing" by Christie's auction house, the sale comes hot on the heels of the 400th anniversary of the bard's death.
According to media reports, Adele is close to sign one of the biggest record deals in music history with Sony Music. Sources differ on the sums involved, ranging from 100 to 160 million euros.
Jana Revedin is demanding a paradigm shift in architecture. The architect and professor asks her colleagues to construct answers to the big questions in architecture of our time.
On May 12, 1941, 75 years ago, the world's first computer was released: The legendary Z3 was the ultra heavy and bulky grandfather of the Apple Watch. Revisit the vintage models of the machine that has changed our lives.
Which of the featured quirky hotels do you like most? One lucky participant will be receiving a Cocoon Travel Set including a travel blanket, sleeping mask and travel pillow. Find out if you won here.
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