Many people do not like German. Someone considers it incomprehensible, someone too complicated. Below we will give 6 arguments in favor of the German language.
1. German is one of the most extended languages in the world.
German is spoken in Europe more often than any other language in the world except for English. Traveling in Europe, you can freely communicate with people in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein. Native speakers are residents of northern Italy, eastern Belgium and eastern France, the Netherlands, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Romania.
After all, German is the third most popular language among foreign languages in the world and the second in Europe.
2. Germans are inventors and innovators.
During all history, Germans were in the first rows: Gutenberg’s printing press, Hertz’s discovery of electromagnetic waves, Einstein's theory of relativity… 22 Nobel Prizes in Physics, 30 in Chemistry and 25 in Medicine were received by scientists from three main German-speaking countries. The Nobel Prizes were awarded to Seven Austrians and Germans.
3. The World Wide Web.
As we have said, Germans are great innovators. And it is impossible not to notice their presence on the Internet. German .de domain is the second after the domain with the .com extension. German domains are more popular than .net and .org domains.
4. Cultural heritage.
Let's talk a bit about art. I.W. Goethe, F.Kafka, T. Mann, G.Hesse, E.M.Remark… The list can be continued for a very long time. But you already realized that knowledge of German will help you to enjoy the greatest works of literature in the original. Connoisseurs of classical music are certainly familiar with the works of Mozart, Bach, Wagner, Strauss and Beethoven. To this day, Vienna continues to be an international center of music.
Philosophy cannot be imagined without the contributions of Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel, Marx.
German and Austrian filmmakers Lang, Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch have made history in Hollywood.
Knowledge of German expands the horizons for art lovers greatly.
Education in Austria and Germany has a high level of quality. Besides, there are privileges which allow Russian and Ukrainian students to get education practically (or almost) for free. The education, of course, can be in English, but in many cases, it needs knowledge of German. Is it need to say that you will feel more comfortable during education in a foreign country with knowledge of its language?
Germany, Switzerland, and Austria are the most beautiful countries in Europe. They are famous for their sights, traditions and delightful nature. Travelers maycan not only enjoy the views, but also communicate freely with locals. It surely will make a trip much brighter and more comfortable.
«If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.» (Nelson Mandela).