Home      Alphabet      Adjectives      Verbs      Nouns      Phrases      Vocabulary      Letters


If you go to Germany, chances are, you end up having a conversation with a German. Even if you‘re not fluent in German you should try it. The more German you know, the more you’ll be able to break “die Sprachbarriere” (the language barrier).

You should know how to introduce yourself. „Guten Tag“ is the polite way to say hello. „Mein Name ist ...“ means: My name is... „Wie heißen sie?“ means: What is your name? „Wie geht es ihnen?“ means: How are you? „Mir geht es gut“ means: I‘m fine.

Because of your accent you‘ll probably be asked: „Wo kommen sie her?“ (Where are you from?). You could answer: „Ich komme aus den Vereinigten Staaten“ (I‘m from the United States) or „Ich komme aus England“ (I‘m from England). You might get asked: „Welcher Arbeit gehen sie nach?“ (What is your job?). You might even be asked whether you‘re on vacation in Germany or not. You could answer: „Ich mache Urlaub hier“ (I‘m on vacation).

Other common questions are: „Mögen sie Deutschland?“ (Do you like Germany?), „Was haben sie schon gesehen?“ (What did you see so far?) or „In welchem Hotel wohnen sie?“ (Where are you staying?). Of course you could be the one asking a question too. You might want to ask a German „könnten sie mir helfen?“ (could you help me?) or „Wo finde ich X“ (Where do i find X).

One thing that is different in the German language is the polite „sie“. While „sie“ can refer to a group of people or a female, it‘s also used to address people you don‘t know. You could say „du“ (you) instead but „sie“ is much more polite, since Germans use „du“ only for people they know for some time. You should be flattered if someone says: „Du kannst du zu mir sagen“ (You can say ‚du‘ to me). In that case you say: „Kannst du mir helfen?“ (could you help me?) instead of the aforementioned „Könnten sie mir helfen?“.

You should also know „danke“ (thank you), „bitte“ (please) and „gern geschehen“ (you‘re welcome). „Bis dann“ (till next time) or „auf wiedersehen“ (see you) are usually used to end the conversation but nowadays especially younger people tend to prefer the italian „ciao“ or the english „bye“, and if it‘s late in the evening you could say „Gute Nacht“ (good night) too.



Speak7. 2013 © speak7.com   admin@speak7.com

All Rights Reserved


German pronouns, personal, object, possessive, reflexive, relative, indefinite, and interrogative pronouns.




German Alphabet

German Numbers

German Phrases

German Articles

German Cases

German Pronouns

German Nouns

German Verbs

German Adjectives


German Expressions

Write a Letter

Vocabulary (A-E)

Vocabulary (F-O)

Vocabulary (P-Z)

German Test (.PDF)

Audio Course

German Audio Course 1

German Audio Course 2

German Audio Course 3

German Audio Quiz 1

German Audio Quiz 2

German Audio Quiz 3

German Audio Quiz 4

How To's

How To Shop

How To Deal With Law Enforcement

How To Flirt

How To Go To A Game

How To Make A Conversation

How To Make A Reservation

How To Never Get Lost

How To Order Properly

How To Travel

How To Order Fast Food

How To Report Something to the Police

How To React in Case of an Accident

How To Get Around



German Dialects



History and Culture

German Literature

Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Works of Franz Kafka


How to Learn a Language