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German sign

A sign in the German language stating "Smoking, open light and fire prohibited"

The German language was a Human language spoken on Earth, predominantly spoken by Germans and in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

In the 19th century, a star chart of the inner part of the Sol system utilized the German language. (Star Trek: Enterprise, opening credits)

German was the language used by the Nazi regime of the 20th century, both in the regular and in an alternate timeline. (VOY: "The Killing Game"; ENT: "Zero Hour", "Storm Front")

Ensign Hoshi Sato began speaking German while dreaming about her students back on Earth, and again later while attempting to break the lockout code in the decontamination chamber in 2154, while under the effects of a silicon-based virus. (ENT: "Observer Effect")

In 2257 the universal translator onboard the USS Discovery malfunctioned after receiving communications from a mysterious sphere. This caused individual crew members and ship's computer to be heard in a large number of languages and for the ship's displays to switch to a wide variety of written languages. The UT translated Captain Christopher Pike's speech into German until Commander Saru was able to make repairs. (DIS: "An Obol for Charon")


An ancient star chart in German

Upon hearing Carl Jaeger's German name in 2267, Trelane asked him, in German, if he was a German soldier and reenacted part of a German marching song, singing, "Ein Deutsch soldat, nein? Ein, zwei, drei, vier, gehen wir mit dem Schießgewehr!". ("A German soldier, no? One, two, three, four, we go/walk with the rifle!") (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")

The Nazi chant, "Sieg Heil!" ("Hail Victory"), was also spoken by a crowd of Ekosians in newsreel footage that was broadcast on Ekos in 2268. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

"Wunderkind" was a German word meaning "wonderchild". Doctor Paul Stubbs referred to himself and to Wesley Crusher as a wunderkind in 2366. Wesley recognized the word as being German. (TNG: "Evolution")

When a holographic Albert Einstein was conversing with Reginald Barclay after his intellect had been enhanced by the Cytherian probe in 2367, Einstein exclaimed, "Grüß Gott!" when Barclay showed him a revolutionary new way to look at the Theory of General Relativity. (TNG: "The Nth Degree")

"Grüß Gott" means "(God bless you, literally) Greet God" in English. It is more likely that Einstein meant to say "Mein Gott" which is "My God" in English or "Großer Gott" which is "Great God", which is an exclamation which Einstein would have, in context, been more likely to have used.

A holographic representation of Sigmund Freud also spoke German, uttering, "Nein, nein, nein" ("No, no, no") when Jean-Luc Picard failed to grasp the meaning of one of Data's dreams in 2370. (TNG: "Phantasms")

Bryan Fuller used a German language dictionary to randomly select the name for the character Gaumen, which means palate in German. (Information from Larry Nemecek)

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