23 terms

Basic German Phrases

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Wie heißt du?
What's your name? (informal)- Wie means how, heißt (infinitive: heißen) means to be called the ß is pronounced as an sz, du is you.
Wie heißen Sie?
What is your name? (formal), Sie means they plural, this is used as the formal version of you
Ich heiße...
My name is (I am called)
Wie geht es (dir)?
How are you? (informal)- literally means how goes it, Wie means how, geht (invinitive: gehen) means to go, es means it, and dir means you but this is usually left off.
Wie geht es Ihnen?
How are you? (formal)
Mir geht es sehr gut
gut
schlecht
sehr schlecht
its going very good
good
bad
very bad
na ja, soso, alles klar, geht so, nicht am besten
its going okayish, (literal translation: well yeah, so and so, all good, goes so, not the best
Mir ist schlecht.
I am sick.
(Herzlich) willkommen
(very, from the heart) welcome
Ich bin
I am
du bist
you are (informal)
er/sie/es ist
he/she/it is
wir sind
we are
ihr seid
you all are
sie sind
They are or you are (formal)
ja
yes
nein
no
vielleicht
maybe
Wo sind die Toiletten?
Where are the toilets?
(sei) leise
(be) quiet
Danke (schön)
Thank you (very much)
Bitte
please
bitte schön
You're welcome
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