Standard German

Standard German (German: Standarddeutsch, colloquially also Hochdeutsch) is the standard variety of the German language used as a written language, in formal contexts, and for communication between different dialect areas. Since German is a pluricentric language, there are different varieties of Standard German.

Read more about Standard German:  Origins, Terminology, Pluricentricity, Continuum Between Standard German and German Dialects, Phonology, Orthography

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