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German Greetings

If you're looking to learn some German greetings, you'll hopefully find this page useful.

Below, you will find our main list of greetings and goodbyes in German translated to English. There are also the translations for time sensitive sayings like, 'Good morning', 'Good day', 'Good evening', and 'Good night'.

Now go forth and learn some German greetings and goodbyes!

Notes: You can also view this list of German greetings and goodbyes with translations from English to German. Words in bold added during the last update.

German to English Greetings and Goodbyes:


Hallo ➔ Hello

Willkommen ➔ Welcome

Timely Greetings

Guten Morgen ➔ Good morning

Guten Tag alle miteinander ➔ Good morning everyone

Guten Tag ➔ Good day

Guten Abend ➔ Good evening

Gute Nacht ➔ Good night


Auf Wiedersehen ➔ Good bye

Tschüss / Tschüß / Tschau ➔ Bye (Friendly)

Bis bald ➔ See you soon

Bis dann ➔ See you later

Wir sehen uns dann ➔ See you then

Bis zum nächsten Mal ➔ See you next time

Other Related Words

Gruß ➔ Greeting

Gruße ➔ Greetings

*List of German hellos and goodbyes last updated: March 21, 2018.


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9. How do you say good morning everyone in German?
10. What is the German translation of good night?
11. What is the meaning of guten nacht in English?

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As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak German and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak German myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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