When you start learning German you will come across the alphabet in one of the first lessons and you most likely practise spelling your names or maybe the places you come from.
But what if you want to say your email address in German and have to spell it? You may start by saying “meine E-Mail-Adresse ist …..” and then you remember the @ sign and the hyphen and underscore …..
How do you say them?
These are the extra things you need to know:
- @ – at, although when Germans say it, it sounds more like et
- dot – Punkt
- hyphen – minus, because it looks like a minus sign
- Underscore – Unterstrich
- everything in lower cases – alles klein geschrieben (literally everything is written small)
- everything in upper cases – alles groß geschreiben
Watch my video to hear how you say all these words and to complete one listening exercise:
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This video is part of my German Alphabet course, so if you feel you need, or just want, to revise the German alphabet, I’m happy to see you as one of my online students. You can also try my listening exercise on Memrise: the German Alphabet ((This is an affiliate link – just in case you decide to join their premium model, but don’t worry if you don’t. Just enjoy my exercise)