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Essential German Expressions

essential German expressions


Essential German Expressions

If you’re off on holiday to Germany or a German speaking country this summer, or are just taking a short weekend break, you will want to have these useful expressions in your pocket.

Hello Hallo (hah-loh)
Goodbye Auf Wiedersehen / Tschüss (owf vee-dair-zayn / tchews)
Please Bitte (bih-tuh)
Thank you Danke (dahn-kuh) 

Yes Ja (yah)
No Nein (nine)
Excuse me/sorry Entschuldigung (ehnt-shool-dih-gun)
My name is…
 Ich heiße (ikh hie-ssuh)
What is your name? Wie heißen Sie? (vee hie-ssen zee)
Nice to meet you
 Schön Sie kennenzulernen
Where do you come from?
 Woher kommen Sie? (vo-hair koh-men zee)

I come from Great Britain Ich komme aus Grossbritannien
How are you? Wie geht es Ihnen? (vee gayt es ee-nen)
Where is…?
 Wo ist…? (voh ist…) 

I would like (2 bottles of water) Ich möchte (zwei Flaschen Wasser) (ikh merkh-tuh)
How much is that?
 Wieviel kostet das?
How do I get to…? Wie komme ich zum (m/n) / zur (f)…?
I don’t understand
 Ich verstehe nicht (ikh fehr-shtay-eh nikht)
I’m sorry, I don’t speak German Es tut mir leid, ich spreche kein Deutsch
Do you speak English? Sprechen Sie Englisch? (shprikhst doo eng-lish)


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