Dialects and accents

sebongela

sebongela

Am interested to know if Rocket German includes different accents from different regions? I believe that around Hanover “Hoch Deutsch” is spoken and that Northern Germany can be quite different, as well as the South. So what are we typically learning? My penfriend from Hanover was asked if she always spoke Hoch Deutsch while she was in a different region. Apparently he thought she was quite snobby

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo sebongela,

 

Most of what you hear in our lessons are voices who have fairly standard or neutral accents to assist with your learning. The voices in the Level 1 Interactive Audio Lessons were from Munich and Hamburg, for example, but you can actually hardly tell. Our new Play the Part lessons include a voice from Northern Germany but again, it is hardly noticeable except a few words. 

However, when you're in Germany, you will hear a whole variety of different accents or even dialect depending on where you are, standard accents are universally understandable so it's great to have this as as base.

 

Hope this helps.

Julia

 

sebongela

sebongela

Hi Julia

Was just interested and you have answered my question. My pen friend is from Hanover, but her husband is from the North. Am intrigues by the different greetings depending where you are in Hermany. Moin moin is an interesting one. Where i come from (South Africa originally) there are something like 13 different official languages and some do have local dialects. I am enjoying my German so much and because I can speak Afrikkans fluently find the pronunciation quite easy. My Italian is a bit moe challenging.

Danke Schon (NO umlaut I know)

Sebongela

PS What part of Germany are you from?

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo Sebongela,

 

You're right, there are a lot of regional differences in greetings such as “Moin” or “Moin Moin” (Northern Germany), “Grüß Gott” (Baden-Wuerttemberg), "Servus" (Bavaria), “Gude” (Hesse), “Tach” (North Rhine-Westphalia), or “Juten Tach” (Berlin). 

Wow, 13 different official languages, that is indeed a lot, but also super interesting to have such diversity in one country!

I'm originally from a small town in North Rhine-Westphalia.

 

Viele Grüße,

Julia

 

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