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Whether you are taking online German classes, doing distance learning German, or studying German abroad in Europe, our English to German dictionary is always being updated with new German words which makes an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak German.

English to German: Learn Common Phrases and Key Words in German
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 English to German key words dictionary!

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View this list of common German phrases with translations from: German to English or English to German
Yes - Ja
No - Nein

Please - Bitte

Thanks / Thank you - Danke
Thank you very much - Danke schön
Thank you very much - Danke Sehr
Thank you very much - Danke Vielmals

What's your name? - Wie Heisst du?

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

How are you? - Wie geht es dir?
How are you? - Wie geht's?

I feel bad - Mir geht es schlecht
I feel good - Mir geht es gut

Can you speak slower? - Kannst du bitte langsamer sprechen?

I don't speak German - Ich kann Deutsch nicht (Lit. I can German not)
My german isn't good - Mein deutsch ist nicht gut

I am an American - Ich bin ein Amerikanarin
I live in the UK - Ich wohne in UK

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

How old are you? - Wie alt bist du?

What is this? - Was ist das?

Help me - Hilf mir

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Some Useful Learning Materials

German Made Simple: Learn to speak and understand German quickly and easily

This book provides an excellent introduction to the German language with plenty of vocabulary and grammar exercises to help you advance in your German studies. Unfortunately, there are no audio CDs to accompany this book, which can make pronunciation practice rather hard. Mind you, since it's much cheaper than most other German textbooks on the market (and trust me - it's textbook sized at 320 pages), it's still a great buy - even without the audio.

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GERMAN in 10 minutes a day® with CD-ROM

This book is great for people wanting to learn some basic German vocabulary. It's a workbook that uses different methods to teach a variety of subjects including household objects, numbers, colors, family, food, money, days, months, and seasons. The book contains many learning activities like crosswords, matching, and fill in the blanks to reinforce the vocabulary that you've learned and is also complete with stickers, flashcards, a pull-out menu, and CD-ROM. This book does not, however, cover grammar. Also, keep in mind if you've previously studied German, you may find most of this book very easy, but that's what makes it great for beginner learners.

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Quick and Simple German (Audio CD)

When you are learning to speak German, pronunciation is key. For this, it is very important to hear spoken German so that you can become familiar with the sounds of the language. In true Pimsleur fashion, this audio set excels in this capacity. Unfortunately, Pimsleur products often come with a hefty price tag. Not so for Quick and Simple German. Because it is a condensed 8-lesson version of their larger CD set, it is priced much cheaper. If you are ready to make the next step in your German learning however, you might want to consider upgrading to the complete Pimsleur German Audio Set.

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Free German Learning eBooks for Kindle

Feel free to browse through the current selection of free German learning eBooks available on Kindle. We've also got a selection of free travel books as well, if you are interested in traveling. Be sure to check back often to see what other new free German learning materials have been made available, because which books are offered for free changes all the time. On the same note, some free eBooks later become paid eBooks, so if you see one of interest to you, you might not want to wait to download it. Some country restrictions apply.

If you don't currently own a Kindle eReader, you can always download Amazon's Free Kindle for PC reading application. If you'd like to be able to learn on the go, however, consider purchasing one of Amazon's Kindle eReaders.

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