Learn Basic German

German Greetings, Goodbyes + Introductions

Hallo – Hello
Guten Morgen – Good morning
Guten Tag – Good day / Good afternoon
Auf Wiedersehen – Goodbye
Gute nacht – Good night
Ich bin _______.  –  I am __________.
Wie ist Ihr Name?  –  What’s your name?

German Pleases and Thank Yous

Danke – Thank you
Dankeschön – Thank you (more formal)
Bitte – Please / You’re welcome / Here you go / May I help you? / Pardon?

German Numbers

1 – ein
2 – zwei
3 – drei
4 – vier
5 – fünf
6 – sechs
7 – sieben
8 – acht
9 – neun
10 – zehn

German Shopping

Wie viel kostet es? – How much does it cost?

German Cities + Places

Deutschland – Germany
Dom – Cathedral

Other Common German Phrases to know

Sprechen Sie Englisch? – Do you speak English?
Genau – Exaclty
Ach so – Oh / I see

About the Author

Diana Southern
In March 2014, Diana called it quits on her traditional American working life and set out to explore the world with her partner in crime (and love of her life) Ian Norman. They now live a sustainable life of full time travel, working for themselves and seeking adventure at the same time. Here on North to South, Diana documents their journey in achieving and maintaining this "road less traveled" way of life.

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