100 Abbreviations Every student Need To Learn For Germany

Germany will always be the most amazing tourist destination for travel lovers. Besides offering the picturesque beauty of Europe, the city makes you fall in love with its national history, art & culture. But to explore the city, all you need to do is, learn a little bit of the German language or German phrases. This will make your stay enjoyable!

 German is the most learned native language, after English and French. Learning some of the common German phrases will make your trip better and will let you experience everything in a completely different way. 

But from where will you learn these phrases? We are always at your service!

Read the content to know about the 100 terms or phrases you need to learn before leaving for Germany. Here we go..

Survival phrases

These are some commonly used German phrases that may help you survive in the city without anyone’s help.

  1. Thank you – Danke
  2. Do you speak English? – Sprechen Sie Englisch?
  3. How much is this? – Wie viel kostet das?
  4. Is this the right bus for airport? – Ist das hier der richtige bus zum flughafen?
  5. Where is the station? –  Wo ist der Bahnhof?
  6. How are you? –  Wie geht’s?
  7. I am fine – Mir geht es gut
  8. Goodbye – Auf Wiedersehen
  9. Bye – Tschuss
  10.  Sorry – Sorry

Common phrases for Restaurants

When in Germany, how can you skip visiting the best restaurants for beer and sausages? But, how will you order food without knowing German? Here are some common phrases that are used in restaurants. Learn them quickly;

  1. We need a table for 2/3/4  – Einen Tisch fur zwei/drei/vier/Personen
  2. We have a reservation – Wir haben eine Reservierung
  3. The menu, please – Die Speisekarte, bitte
  4. Do you have a vegan meal? – Haben sie ein veganes Gericht?
  5. Another glass of water – Noch ein Glas Wasser, bitte
  6. Can you recommend something else? – Konnen sie etwas empfehlen
  7. Enjoy your meal – Guten Appetit
  8. Breakfast – Fruhstuck
  9. Lunch – Mittagessen
  10. Dinner – Abendessen
  11. Cheers – Zum wohl
  12. Salt – salz
  13. Pepper – Pfeffer
  14. Sugar – Zucker
  15. Spoon – Loffel
  16. Knife – Messer
  17. Is that gluten free – Ist das glutenfrei?
  18. With lactose free milk – Mit laktosefreir Milch
  19. The bill, please – Die Rechnung,bitte
  20. Around the corner – Um die Ecke
  21. Can I have a receipt, please? – Darf ich eine Quittung haben, bitte?

Common phrases for shopping

A trip to Germany is incomplete without shopping. Germany is known for having the best shops for apparels, shoes, bags, and everything. Both men and women can pick up their favorite things from the shops and gift their loved ones. Therefore, here are some commonly used shopping phrases that may help you have an amazing shopping experience.

  • Do you have any souvenirs? – Haben sie andenken?
  • How much is that? – Wie viel kostet das?
  • Do you have that item in a smaller/bigger size? Haben sie das in einer Grobe?
  • Do you have something cheaper? – Haben sie etwas Billigeras?
  • Do you accept cards? – Nehman sie?
  • Can I pay in cash? – Darf ich mit Bargeld bezahlen?
  • Where is the nearby ATM? – Wo ist der nachste Geldautomat
  • Where is the restroom? – Wo ist die Toilette?
  • Is it far? – Ist es weit?
  • I would like – Ich hatte gern

Common phrases for directions

For tourists, the direction is an important matter to consider. It may happen that you have lost your way to the hotel. How will you reach the right destination? Using these phrases can help you find your destination.

  • When will the next train leave to….(your destination)? – Wann fahrt der nachste zug nach?
  • When will the next bus leave to  (your destination)? – Wann fahrt der nachste Bus nach?
  • When does this train arrive? – Wann kommt dieser zug an?
  • When does the bus arrive? – Wann kommt dieser Bus an?
  • How much is the ticket to (your destination) – Was kostet eine Fahrkarte nach?
  • Do you speak English? – Sprechen Sie Englisch?
  • I am lost – Ich habe mich verlaufen 
  • I don’t understand you – Ich verstehe Sie nicht
  • I don’t understand – Ich verstehe nicht
  • Can you help me? – Kannst du mir helfen?
  • Sorry – Sorry
  • Excuse Me – Entschuldigung 
  • In what direction is (your estination) – In welcher Richtung ist X?
  • Is it nearby – Ist es in der Nahe
  • Please bring me to this address – Bringen sie mich bitte zu dieser Adresse
  • Please – Bitte
  • That’s all, thank you – Das ist alles, danke

Phrases for hotel booking

When you are booking a hotel in Germany, it is important to understand some commonly used phrases so that you don’t face any trouble while interacting. 

  1. Do you have any rooms available? – Sind noch zimmer frei?
  2. Air conditioning rooms – Klimaanlaage zimmer
  3. Single room – Einzelzimmer
  4. Is breakfast included? – Ist Fruhstuck inklusiv?
  5. I am staying here for (one night/two night) – Ich bleibe(eine Nacht/ Zwei Nacht)
  6. I would like to check out. – Ich mochte auschecken

Common phrases

Here we have compiled some easy-to-learn German phrases that are used in day-to-day life.

  1. Hello – Hallo
  2. Good Morning – Guten Morgen
  3. Good Evening – Guten Abend
  4. My name is – Ich Heibe
  5. What is your name – Wie hieben sie
  6. I am from (India/USA) – Ich komme aus (India/USA/UK)
  7. How are you – Wie geht’s
  8. I am doing well – Mir geht’s gut
  9. How long are you staying in Germany – Wie Lange bleiben sie in
  10. See you later – Bis spatter

Emergency Phrases

Here are some emergency German phrases that are easy to learn 

  1. Where is the bank? – Wo ist die Bank?
  2. Where is the supermarket? – Wo ist der beste Supermarket?
  3. Where is the nearest gas station? – Wo ist die leckerste Backerei?
  4. Is the airport far away? – Ist der Flughafen weit weg?
  5. Help – Hilfe
  6. I need the police – Ich brauche die Polizei
  7. Where is the hospital – Wo ist die Krankenhaus
  8. Where is the pharmacy – Wo ist die Apotheke
  9. Do you have Aspirin?- Haben sie Aspirin 
  10. Can you repeat that please? – Konnen sie das bitte wiederholen
  11. I can only speak little German – Ich spreche nur ein wenig Deutch
  12. Can you translate that into English please? – Konnen sie das ins Englische ubersetzen
  13. To the left – Nach links
  14. Straight ahead – Geradeaus
  15. Upstairs – Oben
  16. South – Sud
  17. East – ost
  18. West – West
  19. North – Nord
  20. May I have a city map please? – Darf ich bitte einen Stadtplan haben
  21. Can you show me the location on the map? – Konnen sie mir das auf der karte zeigen
  22. Where is the underground train? – Wo ist die U-Bahn
  23.  What is the difference between X and Y – Was ist der Unterchied Zwischen X and Y
  24. Please stop here – Halten Sie bitte hier an
  25. Don’t touch me – Fassen sie mich nicht an


Learning these German phrases will definitely make your trip worth remembering. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags today! Don’t forget to bookmark this page!

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