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Food and Drink in German

In this lesson provided by Edvog.com you will improve your German vocabulary with food and beverages names. If you want to order foods and drinks in German, this lesson can help you a lot. Here you will find pronunciation tips, common words and phrases, examples and other useful resources that will make the learning process fun and easy. If you want to learn the German names for some of the most commonly found fruits and vegetables we recommend you the following lesson Fruits and Vegetables in German

Food in German

In the table below we provide English to German translations for some of the most common foods, the pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English German Pronunciation
bacon der Speck dare Shpayk
barbecue der Grill dare Grill
beef das Rindfleisch das Reend-flighsh
bread das Brot das Brot
butter die Butter dee Bootter
cake der Kuchen dare Koo-hen
cheese der Käse dare Kay-zay
chicken das Huhn das Hoon
chocolate die Schokolade dee Sho-ko-lah-day
crab der Krebs dare Kraybs
duck die Ente dee Entar
egg das Ei das Ahee
fish der Fisch der Fisch
goose die Gans dee Gans
ham der Schinken dare Shin-ken
honey der Honig dare Honihk
ice cream das Eis das ighs
jam die Marmelade dee Mar-may-lada
lamb das Lammfleisch das Lamm-flighsh
meat das Fleisch das flighsh
menu die Speisekarte dee Shpighza-kahrtay
pie die Torte dee Tortay
pork das Schweinefleisch das Shvighnar-flighsh
poultry das Geflügel das Gayfliew-garl
rice der Reis dare Righs
roast der Braten dare Bratarn
salad der Salat dare Zalat
sausage die Wurst dee voorst
seafood die Meeresfrüchte dee Me-ras-friew-tay
soup die Suppe dee Zoo-pay
steak das Steak das Shteak
sugar der Zucker dare tsoocker
turkey der Truthahn dare Troot-han
veal das Kalbfleisch das Kalb-flighsh
Drinks in German

In the table below we provide English to German translations for some of the most common drinks, the pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English German Pronunciation
alcohol der Alkohol dare al-ko-hol
beer das Bier das bighr
coffee der Kaffee dare Kaffee
juice der Saft dare zaft
milk die Milch dee milhk
soft drink die Limonade dee Leemonadar
tea der Tee dare Tee
water das Wasser das Vasser
wine der Wein dare vighn
decaf coffee koffeinfreien Kaffee koffighn-frigheen Kaffee
hot chocolate heiß Schokolade highs Sho-ko-lah-day
non-alcoholic alkoholfrei al-ko-hol-frigh
red wine Rotwein rot-vighn
white wine Weißwein vighs-vighn
Food and Drink: Related German Words

If you want to go out to eat or to cook a meal in a place where you need to speak German, the food and beverages vocabulary learned until now may not be enough, this is why we have put together a list of words that may come in handy in conversations related to foods and beverages. The pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English German Pronunciation
baked gebacken gabaken
breakfast das Frühstück das Frew-shtew-hak
boiled gekocht gakokht
bottle die Flasche dee Flashay
Check please! Zahlen bitte! Tsa-len bih-tay
cold kalt kalt
dinner das Abendessen das Abendessen
dishes das Geschirr das Gai-sheer
fork die Gabel dee Gah-bel
fried frittiert free-tee-ert
glass das Glas das Glahss
home made hausgemacht haoos-ga-makt
hot heiß highss
ice das Eis das ighs
knife das Messer das Messer
lunch das Mittagessen das Mit-tak-essen
mustard der Senf dare Zenf
napkin die Serviette dee Zer-vee-etay
oil das Öl das erl
pepper der Pfeffer dare Pfeffer
plate der Teller dare Teller
salt das Salz das Zalts
smoked geräuchert ga-roeeh-hert
spicy scharf sharf
spoon der Löffel dare Lerffel
steamed gedämpft gadaympft
table der Tisch dare Teesh
taste der Geschmack dare Ga-shmack
tasty lecker lecker
vinegar der Essig dare Essik
waiter der Kellner dare Kellner
waitress die Kellnerin dee Kellnerin
to pay zahlen / bezahlen tsah-len / bee-tsah-len

Important! Because some German sounds are not found in English we have tried to come up with something that sounds similar, for this reason the pronunciation tips from above are simply informational and does not offer any guarantee.

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