German Pronunciation (Aussprache)


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Aussprache (German Pronunciation)

Pronunciation of German abbreviations (videos): abbreviations that are not pronounced as abbreviations; abbreviations that are pronounced as individual letters;

A collection of tongue twisters to practice the entire alphabet is below, one for each letter of the alphabet. Videos with the pronunciation of these tongue twisters and other materials related to German grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation are available on our youtube channel:

Tongue twister videos (Aussprache): A-C; D-F; G-I; J-L

Our own German pronunciation page with some difficult-to-pronounce sentences (with sound files).

German pronunciation, abc2A complete collection of the alphabet songs for each letter with many words as examples.

A letter-by-letter breakdown of the German alphabet.

Fun series of videos for Umlauts, with lots of real words: Umlaut Ä; Umlaut Ö; Umlaut Ü

Two videos for Umlauts and vowel combinations, with lots of examples: ei, ie, ö und ü; ä, au, äu und eu

Zungenbrecher (tongue twisters) with pronunciation: 15 deutsche Zungenbrecher; a fun video about Rhabarberbarbara (except for the fact that the word “Rhabarber” is misspelled the entire time); der Bernharddiener (I don’t know how people can talk that fast).

A very extensive collection of tongue twisters (without pronunciation), but great for classroom practice.

A collection of tongue twisters is below, one for each letter of the alphabet (not including Umlauts, which can be found on our German pronunciation page).