A little bit of German everyday

The german alphabet and its pronounciation

One thing that is comparatively simple about German is its alphabet set which is very similar to English, albeit the difference in its pronunciation !

Here is how it goes:)

A – ah
B – beh
C – tseh
D – deh
E – eh
F – eff
G – geh
H – hah
I – ee
J – yot
K – kah
L – ell
M – emm
N – enn
O – oh
P – peh
Q – koo
R – err
S – ess
T – teh
U – oo
V – fow
W – veh
X – iks
Y – üpsilon
Z – tsett

Apart from that it also has some umlauts

In German, there are three umlauted vowels: Ä, Ö, and Ü. Here are their pronunciations:

Ä – pronounced like the “e” in “bed” but with your mouth shaped like you're saying “ah”
Ö – pronounced like the “i” in “bird” but with rounded lips
Ü – pronounced like the “ee” in “bee” but with rounded lips

It's important to note that the umlauted vowels have slightly different sounds compared to their non-umlauted counterparts. For example, “ä” is different from “a,” “ö” is different from “o,” and “ü” is different from “u.”

I am not a teacher, educator or an expert in German. Learning German is a pass-time hobby for me. I have A2 level fluency. What I write here are things I have learnt on the go. It's unorthodox. It follows no syllabus and is tailored towards my own utility and use case over perfection.