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As most learned and most widely spoken language in the world English is of enormous cultural and commercial importance and can safely be described as the most successful language of all time. Admittedly, Chinese is spoken as a mother tongue more often than English, but it is geographically limited to the more than two billion inhabitants of China. English as mother tongue is available with around two billion speakers in 75 countries already in second place and is spoken and understood around the world.

Worldwide will on the high seas and in the aviation sector Communicated with each other mainly in English. Also in Banking and finance a good command of English is important. The world's most important stock exchange is still on New York's Wall Street. Also important Research work are published or translated in English in order to open them to a wide audience.

Incidentally, many words from other languages ​​are incorporated in English. Whenever there was no suitable English equivalent for a term, one was simply borrowed. In English-speaking countries, for example, we also hear German words such as “Kindergarten”, “Gesundheit”, “Rucksack” or “Zeitgeist”.

Conversely, English terms can also be easily translated into many other languages. For decades, purists of the German language have been moaning about the rampant "Denglisch" in the slang (we already have an English word) of the youth and in everyday life. In Germany, of course, the importance and spread of the English language has a lot to do with occupation by English-speaking troops and support from Great Britain and the United States after World War II. Especially with the American way of life, many English expressions and terms came into the country. These so-called Anglicisms However, in some cases they have strayed so far from their origins that they have become new, independent words themselves. Often it comes to Crossings of German and English terms.

Germans like to go to the photographer to arrange a "photo shoot". In this country it is clear what is meant, but in English the shoot is a shootout - the photo “shoot” is photographed. Photos are "shot" in both languages, but the correct expression for this is different. We Germans can, for example, thanks to Anglicisms space out, All-in-one services assume im Feel-good look walking around our car tune up or us in Fitness center work out.

English is easy to understand, even if not all grammatical rules must be observed or there are changes in the Sentence structure comes. Even with a rudimentary knowledge of English, interlocutors can still communicate well with each other. Everything can be said very briefly and quickly in English. The same statements can be made in an English text as in a German text over a third of the length are processed.

Two other great benefits that help simplify the English language are that Salutation as well as the certain articles. Englishmen who try to learn German struggle again and again with the correct use of the articles “der”, “die” and “das”. There is only one specific article in English and it is called "the".

When addressing in German, a distinction must always be made between formal address in the third person "you", "your", "your" etc. and the casual variant "you". In the English language we always have the "you". The form of address is determined by mentioning the first or last name.

An overview of the history of the English language

Like every language, English was created over the course of a long process influenced by various older languages ​​and diverse ethnic groups. English has its origins in the early 7th century AD. At that time, today's England was inhabited by Celts, who were driven out by the incursions of Germanic tribes such as Saxons, Angles and Frisians. England finally got its name from Angling Tribe - the Anglo-Saxon was born. By the year 1100 the so-called Old English, which in turn was strongly influenced by the Scandinavian peoples, who made life difficult for the Anglo-Saxons from the 8th century. That is why we still find old Icelandic or Danish influences in English to this day.

At the latest with the invasion of Wilhelm the Conqueror in 1066, Norman dialects began to move towards Old English through French, Germanic, Scandinavian and Romance influences Middle English to change. Also the The number of vocabulary increased sharply. In addition, the sound was so typical and difficult to pronounce for many language students "Th" Entrance to the English language. In the later course of the Middle Ages it became English to the language of the common people - the nobles at court spoke preferably French. English was not recognized as an official legal language in England until 1362.

In the 16th century that finally took shape Modern English, which has not changed much to this day and is generally known as Business English is known. Words from languages ​​such as Latin, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Persian and Turkish also consolidated their place in English, which is partly due to the increasing global expansion of the British Empire is due. In all the countries that were incorporated into the British Empire, new English dialects emerged through the inclusion of regional terms. In Australian English, for example, terms with a double O such as “Boomerang” or “Kangaroo” were adopted from the Aboriginal language.

Today as Contemporary English well-known modern English language consists of about a million words with a wide variety of origins. There is also a Basic English with only 850 words, which was introduced in the 1940s on the initiative of Winston Churchill to make learning the language even easier.