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in Berlin-The Language

German is the official and predominant spoken language in Berlin. It is a West Germanic language that derives most of its vocabulary from
the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.
German is one of 24 languages of the European Union, and one of the three working languages of the European Commission.
Berlinerisch or Berlinisch is not a dialect linguistically. It is spoken in Berlin and the surrounding metropolitan area. It originates from a Brandenburgish variant.

Project directed by Yerim Shin / All images below are by Daamee Kim

The dialect is now seen more like a sociolect, largely through increased immigration and trends among the educated population to speak standard German in everyday life.
The most commonly spoken foreign languages in Berlin are Turkish, Polish, English, Persian, Arabic, Italian, Bulgarian, Russian, Romanian, Kurdish,
Serbo-Croatian, French, Spanish and Vietnamese.


Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish, and Serbo-Croatian are heard more often in the western part due to the large Middle Eastern and former-Yugoslavian communities.
Polish, English, Russian, and Vietnamese have more native speakers in East Berlin.

Berlin, 2018 / MOL by More or Less