The abbreviated words include the letter abbreviations, but also
mixed forms that are made up of individual syllables.
Letter abbreviations are also called acronyms. The abbreviation consists of the first letters of several words.
Letter abbreviations can also often consist of the first letters of the full word combination (acronym). These short forms can usually be spoken like one word.
UFO - unidentified flying object _ _
FETPA - Federal Education and Training Promotion Act _
|Abbreviation words can only consist
of the first letters of the individual components of a compound
or can be made up of individual syllables
|Abbreviations include B. also weight
designations, physical units of measurement and
others. However, these designations are only abbreviated and pronounced in full in the written area.
|km, kg, ha (Hectares), km/h|
|kilometers per hour km/h|
|Short words with the word endings -i and -o are very popular in colloquial German.||klaro (klar), Prolo (Prolet)|
|Touri (Tourist), Assi (Assist)|
|Abbreviations ending in -i are either simply
shortened or the -i
replaces another ending.
|Knobi (garlic), Promi (celebrity)|