Learn Common German Phrases and Key Words
This is a great place to start if you are looking for a place to build on your basic German vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning common German phrases and key words. Everyone can learn common German words and phrases with our German to English key words dictionary!
On this page you can learn the translation for such common words as 'Yes' and 'No', plus 'Please' and 'Thank You'. There are also other useful phrases like, 'My name is...', 'How are you?', and 'Help me'. There's plenty more too, so scroll down to learn some new phrases!
German to English Common Words and Phrases:
Whether you are taking online German classes, doing distance learning German, or studying German abroad in Europe, our German to English dictionary is always being updated with new German key words and phrases which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak German.
(Words in bold added/corrected during the last update.)
Yes and No
Ja ➔ Yes
Nein ➔ No
Please and Thank You
Bitte ➔ Please
Danke ➔ Thanks / Thank you
Danke euch allen ➔ Thank you all
Danke schön ➔ Thank you very much
Danke sehr ➔ Thank you very much
Danke vielmals ➔ Thank you very much
What is Your Name?
Wie Heisst du? ➔ What's your name?
Mein Name ist... ➔ My name is...
Ich heiße... ➔ I am called...
How Are You?
Wie geht es dir? ➔ How are you?
Wie geht's? ➔ How are you?
Mir geht es schlecht ➔ I feel bad
Mir geht es gut ➔ I feel good
My German Isn't Good
Kannst du bitte langsamer sprechen? ➔ Can you speak slower?
Ich kann kein Deutsch ➔ I don't speak German
Mein deutsch ist nicht gut ➔ My german isn't good
Where are You From?
Ich bin Amerikaner(in) ➔ I am American (add 'in' for female, leave out for male)
Ich bin aus New York ➔ I'm from New York
Ich komme aus den USA ➔ I'm from the USA
Ich lebe/wohne in England ➔ I live in the UK
Ich komme aus Kanada ➔ I'm from Canada
Ich komme aus England ➔ I'm from the UK
Ich komme aus den Niederlanden ➔ I'm from the Netherlands
When is Your Birthday?
Wann haben Sie Geburtstag? ➔ When is your birthday?
Wann hast du Geburtstag? ➔ When is your birthday (Informal)
Mein Geburtstag ist... ➔ My birthday is...
Mein Geburtstag ist im Juni. ➔ My birthday is in June.
Other Useful Phrases
Wie alt bist du? ➔ How old are you?
Was ist das? ➔ What is this?
Hilf mir ➔ Help me
*Common words and phrases list updated: February 6, 2018.
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