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These German expressions are commonly used in the everyday life of Germans, so they might help you a lot if you understand them and memorize them, we will add more expressions soon, so please check for updates later. German is a deep sea, but if you focus mainly on the things you might need most in your daily life, then you will be able to take part in daily life conversations with little effort, and below is an example of the “smart learning” strategy, which exists throughout our website. Enjoy!

 

Wie heißen Sie? (What's your name?),

Ich heiße Speak7 , Mein Name ist Speak7 (my name is Speak7 ),

Wie bitte? (I'm sorry, literally: how please?),

Wie geht‘s? (How is it going? how are things going with you?),

Es geht, und Ihnen? (things are going okay, how about you? It's the answer to "Wie geht's")

Danke, gut! Good, thanks (literally: Thanks, good)

Tschüß (bye)

Woher kommen Sie? (Where are you from?)

Ich komme aus Marokko. (I'm from Morocco)

Wo wohnen Sie? (Where do you live?)

Wo ist das? (Where is that?)

Ich verstehe nicht (I don't understand)

Oh, Entschuldigung! (Oh sorry)

Macht nichts (don't worry about it, .or., it's okay)

Danke schön (Thanks a lot)

Es tut mir leid (I'm sorry)

Was machen Sie? (What do you do?)

Was sind Sie von Beruf? (What do you do for a living?)

Ich bin ... (I'm a "your job")

Ich meine. (I mean.)

Wirklich? (Really?)

Ich bin in Frankfurt geboren (I was born in Frankfurt)

Ich bin verheiratet (I.m married)

Ich bin solo (I'm single)

Ja, richtig (yes that's true, or that's correct)

Das stimmt! (exactly!)

Das stimmt nicht (that's not true)

Ich spreche mit einem Akzent (I speak with an accent)

Was ist das? (What is that?)

Sie sprechen zu schnell für mich (you.re speaking too fast for me)

Was ist los? (What is going on?)

Gar nichts (nothing at all)

Warum nicht? (Why not?)

Wie spät ist es? (What time is it?)

Zehn vor sieben (6:50), zwanzig nach fünf (5:20), viertel vor zehn (9:45)

Kommst du mit? (Are you coming along?)

Kann ich Sie duzen? (Can I use the informal form used in German with you?)

Hier kann man viel Geld ausgeben (you can spend a lot of money here; note that "man" here means "people, you, one...")

Ich schlage vor, wir gehen ins Kino (I suggest, we go to the movies/ cinema)

Wie lange leben Sie schon hier? (How long have you been living here?)

Wie finden Sie Amerika? (How do you like the U.S?)

Ich habe in Amerika Deutsch gelernt (I learned German in the U.S)

Er hat Sie verstanden (he understood you).

Wie groß ist es? (How big is it?)

Wie viel kostet das? (How much is it?)

Das ist sehr wichtig (it's very important)

Haben Sie Geschwister/ Kinder? (Do you have sisters/ kids?)

Können Sie mir helfen? (Can you help me?)

Haben Sie eine Nachricht? (Do you have a message for me?)

Legen Sie nicht auf (don't hang up! "On the phone")

Was kann ich für Sie tun? (What can I do for you?)

Sag mal! (Tell me!)

Jeden Tag studiere ich Deutsch (every day I study German)

Um wie viel Uhr...? (At what time ...?)

Bis wann? (Till what time?)

Morgen, Nachmittag, Abend (morning, afternoon, evening)

Wann kommen Sie heute? (When are you coming today?)

Von neun bis sechs (from nine to six)

Das weiß ich nicht (I don't know about that)

Noch nicht (not yet)

Also, bis dann! (So, see you!)

Toll! (Wow, "or" Awesome!)

Mach schnell! (Hurry up!)

Was haben Sie heute Abend vor? (Do you have any plans for this evening?)

Ich kann Deutsch nur lesen und schreiben, aber nicht sprechen (I can only read and write German, but cannot speak it)

Darf ich hereinkommen? (Can I come in?)

Ja, natürlich, kommen Sie bitte! (Of course, come in please!)

Nehmen Sie doch bitte Platz! Mögen Sie etwas trinken? (Have a seat, would you like to drink something?)

Nein, danke, ich will nicht lange bleiben (no, thanks, I will not stay for long)

Darf ich etwas fragen? (Can I ask you something?)

Morgen habe ich wieder Freizeit (tomorrow I have free time again)

Was fehlt Ihnen? (What's wrong? are you okay?)

Auf keinen Fall (by no means)

Auf jeden Fall (by all means)

Viel Erfolg (good luck!)

 

Please note that the translation provided next to each of German expressions is not a literal translation but the whole meaning of the expression, for example “Was fehlt Ihnen” literally means “what’s missing you” but usually used to express “what’s wrong or are you okay”.


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