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de This user is a native speaker of German
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This {{User de}} template can be used to display a contributor's German language skill and level of ability on their user page. For userboxes for different languages see Category:Language Userboxes or use the {{Userbox-lang}}.


The template has one unnamed parameter and one named parameter.

Unnamed parameters

  1. The (optional) unnamed parameter is a number to indicate the level of ability in this language. If this parameter is omitted the wording for native speaker will be displayed.
    • 0 = limited or no ability
    • 1 = basic
    • 2 = intermediate
    • 3 = advanced
    • 4 = near-native
    • 5 = professional

Named parameters

This (optional) parameter can be used to define a skill other than speaking, for example reading or writing. If omitted the default is speaking.


Using different ability levels

Using English as an example the following shows the range of abilities that can be choosen.

Ability You type You get
Native ability

{{User de}}

de This user is a native speaker of German
Professional ability

{{User de|5}}

de-5 This user is a professional speaker of German
Near-native ability

{{User de|4}}

de-4 This user is a near-native speaker of German
Advanced ability

{{User de|3}}

de-3 This user is an advanced speaker of German
Intermediate ability

{{User de|2}}

de-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of German
Basic ability

{{User de|1}}

de-1 This user is a basic speaker of German
Limited ability

{{User de|0}}

de-0 This user does not understand German (or understands it with considerable difficulty).

Using different skills

Situation You type You get
Intermediate reader speaker

{{User de|2|skill=reader}}

de-2 This user is an intermediate reader of German
Professional reader and writer

{{User de|5|skill=reader and writer}}

de-5 This user is a professional reader and writer of German
Basic reader, writer and speaker

{{User de|1|skill=reader, writer and speaker}}

de-1 This user is a basic reader, writer and speaker of German