German (Deutsch)

travel phpto to inspire German language study
Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

ALPHABET MATCHING GAME VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS

Why learn German?

Knowing German opens the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, and science Understanding German enhances your opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. German expand one's view of the world, liberalize one's experiences, and make one more flexible and tolerant.

How Long Does it Take to Learn German?

German is rated as a category 2 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 36 weeks (or 900 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

German Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(ah)
Ä ä
(ärger )
B b
(beh)
C c
(ceh)
D d
(deh)
E e
(eh)
F f
(ef)
G g
(geh)
H h
(hah)
I i
(ih)
J j
(jot)
K k
(kah)
L l
(el)
M m
(em)
N n
(en)
O o
(oh)
Ö ö
(ökonom)
P p
(peh)
Q q
(quh)
R r
(er)
S s
(es)
ẞ ß
(eszett)
T t
(teh)
U u
(uh)
Ü ü
(übermut)
V v
(vau)
W w
(weh)
X x
(ix)
Y y
(ypsilon)
Z z
(zett)

Basic Phrases in German

HelloHallo
GoodbyeAuf Wiedersehen
YesJa
NoNein
Excuse meEntschuldigen Sie mich
PleaseBitte
Thank youDanke
You are welcomeBitte
Do you speak englishSprichst du Englisch?
Do you understandVerstehst du?
I understandIch verstehe
I do not understandIch verstehe nicht
How are youWie geht es Ihnen?
Fine thanksGut, danke!
What is your nameWie heißen Sie?
My name isIch heiße
Pleased to meet youSchön Sie zu treffen

German Grammar

German Nouns

ManMann
WomanFrau
BoyJunge
GirlEin Mädchen
CatKatze
DogHund
FishFisch
WaterWasser
MilkMilch
EggEi
HouseHaus
FlowerBlume
TreeBaum
ShirtHemd
PantsHose

German Adjectives

Colors in German

BlackSchwarz
WhiteWeiß
RedRot
OrangeOrange
YellowGelb
GreenGrün
BlueBlau
PurpleLila
PinkRosa
GrayGrau
BrownBraun

Numbers in German

ZeroNull
OneEins
TwoZwei
ThreeDrei
FourVier
FiveFünf
SixSechs
SevenSieben
EightAcht
NineNeun
TenZehn
ElevenElf
TwelveZwölf
TwentyZwanzig
ThirtyDreißig
FortyVierzig
FiftyFünfzig
SixtySechzig
SeventySiebzig
EightyAchtzig
NinetyNeunzig
HundredHundert
ThousandTausend

German Verbs

To beSein
To haveHaben
To wantZu wollen
To needBrauchen
To helpHelfen
To goGehen
To comeKommen
To eatEssen
To drinkTrinken
To speakSprechen

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex German Sentences

AndUnd
OrOder
ButAber
BecauseDa
WithMit
AlsoEbenfalls
HoweverJedoch
NeitherWeder
NorNoch
IfWenn
ThenDann

Useful German Vocabulary

German Questions

WhoWer
WhatWas
WhenWann
WhereWo
WhyWarum
HowWie
How manyWie viele
How muchWie viel

Days of the Week in German

MondayMontag
TuesdayDienstag
WednesdayMittwoch
ThursdayDonnerstag
FridayFreitag
SaturdaySamstag
SundaySonntag
YesterdayGestern
TodayHeute
TomorrowMorgen

Months in German

JanuaryJanuar
FebruaryFebruar
MarchMärz
AprilApril
MayKann
JuneJuni
JulyJuli
AugustAugust
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDezember

Seasons in German

WinterWinter
SpringFrühling
SummerSommer
AutumnHerbst

Telling Time in German

What time is itWie spät ist es?
HoursStunden
MinutesMinuten
SecondsSekunden
O clockUhr
HalfHalb
Quarter pastViertel nach
BeforeVor
AfterNach