The German (Deutsch) Alphabet Pronunciation in English and Hindi

The German (Deutsch) alphabet is more or less like English. They have only four more letters. One problem you encounter is the different pronunciation of the letter though there are also several sounds in the German letter or two letter combination. There is also a long and short version of German vowels, A, E, I, O, U and Umulate A, O, U. Take a look at the following alphabet table.

In this post, I am sharing the writing the Pronunciation of Alphabets only (Combination of alphabets is not discussed). 

How does the German alphabet differ from the English alphabet?

Unique Characteristics of the German Alphabet

  • More than 26 letters in the alphabet – German has a so called extended latin alphabet
    The extra letters are ä, ö, ü and ß
  • The pronunciation of some of these letters do not exist in the English language
  • Several letters are pronounced more from the back of the throat: g, ch, r (though in Austria the r is trilled).
  • The W in German sounds like the V in English
  • The V in German sounds like the F in English
  • Most of the time the S in German sounds like Z in English when placed at the beginning of a word followed by a vowel.
  • The letter ß will never appear at the beginning of a word.

List of German (Deutsch) Alphabet with Pronunciation in English and Hindi

Das Deutsche Alphabet (The German Alphabet)

Buchstabe/ Letter Aussprache des Buchstabenamens/ Pronunciation of letter name Aussprache des Buchstaben – wie in/ Sound of Letter – as in
A a ah (आ) astronaut
B b approximate: bay (बे) baby
C c approximate: tsay (से) creative, Celcius (soft c sound in German sounds like ts)
D d approximate: day (डे) dollar
E e approximate: ay (ए) elegant
F f eff (एफ) effort
G g approximate: gay (गे) gorgeous
H h haa (हा) hammer
I i eeh (इ) Igor
J j yot (योट) yellow
K k kah (का) camel
L l ell (एल) love
M m em (एम) man
N n en (एन) nice
O o oh (ओ) oven
P p approximate: pay (पे) party
Q q koo (कू) coral
R r approximate: er (एरर) rich
S s es (एस) zoo, shine, mouse
T t approximate: tay (टे) tyrant
U u ooh (उ) ou sound in you
V v fow (फाओ) father
W w approximate: vay (वे) van
X x ix (इक्स) sounds like kz
Y y uep-si-lohn (एप्सिलोन) yellow
Z z tset (सेट) sounds like ts

 

Umlaut + ß

Buchstabe/ Letter Aussprache des Buchstabenamens/ Pronunciation of letter name Aussprache des Buchstaben – wie in/ Sound of Letter – as in
Ä ä aah – (आह) sounds similar to the e in melon
Ö ö ohh – (ओह) sounds similar to the i in girl
Ü ü uhh – (उह) no equivalent nor approximate sound in English
ß ess set – (एस सेट) double s sound

Difference between CV (Curriculum Vitae) and Cover Letter

I want to share a beautiful Song (RAP SONG) for children to Learn and known German (Deutsch) Alphabet. Even I like to hear this song: Enjoy

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