Video: Why Germans Speaking English Sound So… German

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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Aside from the obvious W’s sounding like V’s, have you ever wondered why Germans who try to speak English sound so typically German? Well YouTuber Trixi, aka Don’t Trust the Rabbit, took it upon herself to try to explain this “German Accent” and the reason is typically German in itself.

Letter sounds that just don’t exist in both languages and the realization that English tries to soften everything while German tries to harden words are just the tip of the iceberg in this humorous, yet very informative, video.

It is 12 minutes long, but I promise you will laugh and better understand the reason your German relatives, speaking English, sound so typically German.

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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