German Hyphenation – Explanation, Tips and Tricks
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Unfortunately, the German language can be pretty ugly sometimes. Well, ugly in the sense of complicated. And there is even a part of German grammar that seems to be even more complicated: The compound nouns and their German hyphenation, so the correct separation of these nouns.
Well, this beautiful word consists of 41 letters, and I could make it longer if I wanted. Luckily, the same rules that allow us to build these long German compound nouns, also show us how to apply German hyphenation in a correct way. In this case, it would be “Do-nau-dampf-schiff-fahrts-ka-pi-täns-müt-zen-knopf”. So, in this article I’d like to show you the different rules of German hyphenation with German nouns and also verbs. By the way, you can find a even more detailed explanation of the construction of these nouns and verbs in their corresponding articles:
Now, we will not lose too much time and start summarizing these two topics. By the way, there some parts of German hyphenation that you simply will have to learn. Well, in order to do so, I can recomed this hyphenation tool which will always show you how to separate German vocabulary in the right way. And now – Los geht’s!