Malinikoff at Helmholzplatz. Photo: Berlinow

The French Café at Helmholzplatz

Graefekiez, Kreuzberg (File). Photo: Esbjörn Guwallius/Berlinow.

Kiezdeutsch might become an official dialect in Germany. At least if one language expert gets her way.

According to linguistics professor Heike Wiese, Kiezdeutsch is a mutated, fluid form of high German, spoken by young folks across Germany.

Kiezdeutsch incorporates many foreign words, and also simplifies traditional German. An example is “Gestern war ich Schule” which translates to “Yesterday I was school”.

Kiezdeutsch roughly translates to “neighborhood German”.

 

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