Common German phrases with English translations?
I'm going over to Germant and I need just common everyday phrases (and some ones about picking up German girls) I like someone who knows the language to answer not just and online translater but anything will do
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Hallo - Hello
Guten Morgen - good morning (formal)
Guten Tag - good day (formal)
Guten Abend - good evening (formal)
Gute Nacht - good night (formal)
You can just say Morgen, Tag, Abend, or Nacht to say these phrases informally.
Grüß Gott - something like greet God (used in southern Germany and Austria)
Auf Wiedersehen - goodbye (formal) or just Wiedersehen is informal
Ciao - bye (informal)
Tschüß - bye (informal)
Wie geht es Ihnen? (How goes it to you?) - How are you? (formal)
Wie geht's dir? or Wie geht's? - How are you? (informal)
Gut, danke. Und dir? - Fine, thanks. And you? (informal)
Mir geht's gut, danke. Und Ihnen? (to me goes it well, thanks) - Fine, thanks. And you? (formal)
Wie heißen Sie? (How are you called?) - What is your name? (formal)
Wie heißt du? - What is your name? (informal)
Ich heiße Jutta. Und du/Sie? - My name is Jutta. And you?
Wie alt sind Sie? (formal) / Wie alt bist du? (informal) - How old are you?
Wie spät ist es? (How late is it?) - What time is it?
Wie viel Uhr ist es? (How much hour is it?) - What time is it?
Es ist halb eins. (It is half an hour before 1.) - It is 12:30.
viertel vor - quarter til
viertel nach - quarter after
Wo ist die Toilette? (Where is the toilet?) - Where is the bathroom?
Bitte - please
Danke sehr / Danke schön - Thank you very much
oder - or
aber - but
und - and
weil / denn - because
There is a lot more I could say but this is taking a while. I offer beginning German lessons over skype for $20/half hour so if you're interested send me a message. =PSource(s): I hope to add a German major if I can still graduate on time with the second major. Right now I'm a minor. I've also been to Germany twice and converse in German weekly.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Okay, there's the one very important line you must remember, especially when you see the police;
(German:) Nicht schiessen! - (English:) Do not shoot!
- GibsonEssGeeLv 79 years ago
Wie heissen sie? "What are you called?" or Wie ist ihr name? "What is your name?" are good starters.