German (Deutsch) (TV: The Underwater Menace) was a language that originated in Germany. Nyssa found it to be highly logical, expressing that, "I rather like it." (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)
During World War I, the fact that the TARDIS was continuing to translate German following its apparent destruction alerted the Tenth Doctor and Gabby Gonzalez to its survival. (COMIC: The Weeping Angels of Mons)
During the Dalek invasion of Earth in 2009, when Martha Jones made her way to Osterhagen Station 1 in Germany, she witnessed a squad of Daleks patrolling the forests speaking in German, threatening whomever might be listening. The German woman at the station also threatened Martha in German. (TV: Journey's End)
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The word "exterminieren", which the German-speaking Daleks used, is not commonly used. In classic dubs of Doctor Who, Daleks shout "vernichten" (meaning "to kill off"), whereas in modern dubbing, the verb "eliminieren" is used, meaning "to eliminate".
The full dialogue for the German Daleks is as follows: "Exterminieren! Exterminieren! Halt! Sonst werden wir Sie exterminieren! Sie sind jetzt ein Gefangener der Daleks! Exterminieren! Exterminieren!" This translates as: "Exterminate! Exterminate! Stop! Or we will exterminate you. You are now a prisoner of the Daleks. Exterminate! Exterminate!"