The German Consonant: N
Another simple German letter that is very similar to its English counterpart, is the letter 'n'. The German letter 'n' is pronounced exactly as its English counterpart, whether its at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.
Click on the examples in the table below to hear how words containing the letter 'n' are pronounced in the German language.
|Examples with Pronunciation|
|Letter 'n' in initial position|
|nein - no||nehmen - to take||Nadel - needle|
|null - zero||nie - never||nähen - to sew/stitch|
|Letter 'n' in medial position|
|blind - blind||Hand - hand||hundert - hundred|
|bringen - to bring||Honig - honey||unter - under|
|Letter 'n' in final position|
|Magazin - magazine||kaufen - to buy||gestern - yesterday|
|Xylophon - xylophone||Lächeln - smile||Köchin - cook|
To summarize, the German letter 'n' exactly as in English, no matter which position it appears in!