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Thanks to the migration of the Germanic tribes - the Angles and Saxons
- to the British Isles in the fifth century, the Germanic language that was
to evolve into modern English was introduced there. German and English
thus share common origins. That can still be seen in a number of words
that are quite similar in both languages. These words are called
cognates, that is, words that have the same etymological root and a
very similar spelling, although their meanings might now be different.
There are quite a few words that can be identified by some regular
alternating consonants.
For example: the German ff is represented in English by p as in Schiff /
Ship
or
ch and k as in machen / make.
Not only are the two languages closely related they also use many
words that originate from Latin. These words are also often identical or
very similar.
The word Nation / nation is one of them.
The only difference - nouns are always capitalised in German.
In short if you are an English speaker, German is not so foreign as you
might think it is and with a little imagination you can figure out the
meaning of simle German texts like the following. three. They contain
many cognates or near cognates. Although you might not understand
every single word, you will have no difficulty in grasping the meaning of
these sentences