Via the Local:
The street slang spoken by young people in Germany’s big cities is so defined that one language expert is arguing for it to be recognised as a dialect.
“Kiezdeutsch”, which differs from city to city, is most common in multicultural areas, where different languages are mixed, said Wiese.
Young people of Turkish or Arabic origin seem to dominate the wannabe-dialect, she said.
Dalia Hibish, a 15-year-old from Berlin, has been working on a language project with Wiese.
She said she spoke mostly Arabic yet the majority of her neighbours are English-speaking and is taught in German - but in the school yard she speaks “Kiezdeutsch” – which for her is a mix of all these language.