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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

10 German words every programmer should know

Well, I'm taking German classes and for the last couple of days I've been looking over code mit Deutsch Kommentare. Alas:

Mittelung = averaging
(Such)Schleife = (search)loop
Betrag = amount
Verteilen = distribute
Vertrag = contract
Umsetzung = implementation
Stand = status
Eingabe - Ausgabe = input / output
Eigenwert = intrinsic value
Entwickler = developer

If you think I missed anything, feel free to add more in the comments below :)

Coming from a reader:
it struck me how many original German words exist for computer terms, which in the Netherlands have all been borrowed from the English language. Same case in French, by the way. But in Germany there still exist such nice words as "Rechner" (computer), Tastatur (keyboard) and many others.
In Romanian, "calculator" stuck as the word for "computer".