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Estonian language influenced by German

Because of the long contact between Germany and Estonia – Estonia had been conquered by German monk knights in the 13th century, and after that clerics, merchands and craftsmen came to settle. In this way the Estonian language has taken on many German words. Just a few samples are:  ‚vein‘ („Wein“) wine, „klaver“ („Klavier“) piano, ‚reis‘ („Reise“) voyage, and ‚kunst‘ („Kunst“) art. Modern adaptions from German are ‚reisibüroo‘ („Reisebüro“) traveloffice, and ‚kleit‘ („Kleid“) dress.




I live in Germany.

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