German is the official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland.
German is spoken by 95 million native speakers around the world (Wikipedia)
Countries by percentage of German speakers:
Let’s focus more on localizing and how a business should approach this task through the lens of Spanish translations. The principles are exactly the same regardless of the specific language.
Now that I’ve scared you sufficiently with many of the larger linguistic landmines you should be aware of, it’s time to provide a guide for how to think about a German translation of your content.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous mistranslations
I think you get where we’re going with this. For your business, your choice of a German translation can have significant consequences.
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