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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'.

Below this list of translations, you'll be able to leave a comment, read some articles about Germany, and vote in our German Web Poll.

Once you reach the bottom of the page you'll find our submission form where you can send in new translations to the site in any language you wish - not just in German. There is also a link to our Twitter feed, which you can follow to be notified of site updates.

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.

View this list of common German phrases with translations from: German to English or English to German

(Words in bold added/corrected during the last update.)

Ja - Yes
Nein - No

Bitte - Please

Danke - Thanks / Thank you
Danke schön - Thank you very much
Danke sehr - Thank you very much
Danke vielmals - Thank you very much

Wie Heisst du? - What's your name?

Mein Name ist... - My name is...
Ich heiße... - I am called...

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

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

Ich bin Amerikaner(in) - I am American (add 'in' for female, leave out for male)
Ich komme aus den USA - I'm from the USA
Ich lebe/wohne in England - I live in the UK
Ich komme aus England - I'm from the UK
Ich komme aus den Niederlanden - I'm from the Netherlands

Wann haben Sie Geburtstag? - When is your birthday?
Wann hast du Geburtstag? - When is your birthday (Informal)

Wie alt bist du? - How old are you?

Was ist das? - What is this?

Hilf mir - Help me

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The Fine Print

The German to English Dictionary featured at the Chromlea Language Tutor may contain some errors in the German language. It is to be seen with a grain of salt, as all the content is from actual user submissions and not checked for grammatical / spelling accuracy (though we do correct our content as we are informed of errors). We wish you the best with your learning German and hope you can find this site helpful in your German language study.