Lizenzieren (“to license”): The most commonly misspelled word in the German language

to license / the most frequently misspelled word in German language

We all agree that German grammar was made by the devil himself—and he was not in a good mood. When it comes to spelling, however, the language is far less diabolic. The German orthography is pretty straightforward indeed, once you have wrapped your head around some basic rules. 

Nevertheless, there are some special cases that seem a bit tricky—up to the point where more than 50 percent of the German population misspell them, according to the semi-official German dictionary “Duden.” This is the case with lizenzieren, which, to be honest, I just now found out that I had written wrong my whole life.

Other entries in this list include akquirieren (to acquire, often misspelled “aquirieren”) or Rhythmus, where one of the h’s is often omitted. If you think that this makes German a language with a complicated spelling, you might be able to explain why the English words “tough” and “though” differ only by a single letter.äufig-falsch-geschriebene-Fremdwörter

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