At the German language Olympics in Frankfurt, competitors demonstrate their knowledge of German language and culture. 100 young people from 50 countries are taking part in the event, which is hosted by the Goethe Institute.
A joint Austrian and German probe into a blood-doping ring linked to a German doctor has widened to 21 athletes from eight countries across five sports. Some of the suspects do not yet know they've been identified.
For International Mother Language Day, a linguistics expert tells DW why language diversity is crucial to tolerance — and why it's just natural that Germans are using more and more English words.
According to a German saying, you shouldn't talk about money — but the language definitely offers many inventive slang words for it, from "ashes" and "coal" to "mice."
The largest German-language film festival outside Europe is showing feature films and documentaries from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It's a rare opportunity to view them in the US.
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