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German Travel Vocabulary and Phrases

If you travel to Germany and you want to learn some common words and phrases that will help you communicate with the hotel personnel, cab drivers, locals, etc., you are in the right place, because, here you will find a list of useful German travel phrases that will improve your basic German vocabulary. In this free German lesson about travel, provided by Edvog.com, you will find pronunciation tips, common words and phrases, examples and other useful resources that will make the learning process fun and easy.

German Travel Phrases

We have put together a list with over 20 German travel phrases, this list is useful for almost any common traveling situation. In the table below you will learn how to say Good day, Thank you, Please, Help and more...

English German
Hello / Hi Hallo / Hi / Servus
Good day Guten Tag
Excuse me Entschuldigung
Thank you Danke
Please / You’re welcome Bitte
Do you speak English? Sprechen Sie Englisch?
Does anyone here speak English? Spricht hier jemand Englisch?
yes ; no ja ; nein
I do not speak German Ich spreche kein Deutsch
I do not understand Ich verstehe nicht
Could you speak more slowly, please? Könnten Sie langsamer sprechen, bitte?
Could you repeat (that), please? Könnten Sie bitte wiederholen?
Can you help me? Kannst du mir helfen?
Help! (emergency) Hilfe!
Please help me! (emergency) Bitte hilf mir!
What is your name? Wie heißt du?
How much does that cost? Wie viel kostet das?
How much? Wie viel?
Do you have? Hast du?
I have ; I don’t have Ich habe ; Ich habe nicht
I would like... Ich möchte...
I want ; I don’t want Ich will ; Ich will nicht
I am looking for... Ich suche...
Where is ...? Wo ist ...?
Where is the bathroom? Wo ist die Toilette?
What time is it? Wieviel Uhr ist es? / Wie spät ist es?
Goodbye Auf Wiedersehen / Servus / Tschüss
German Travel Vocabulary

In the table below you will be able to improve your German vocabulary with some common words used frequently by travelers, this table is useful in different types of situations.

English German Pronunciation
airline office das Büro / der Fluglinie das Biew-ro / dare Flook-lee-nee-ay
airplane das Flugzeug das Flook-tso-eek
airport der Flughafen dare Flook-hafen
arrival die Ankunft dee Ankoonft
arrivals terminal Ankunftsterminal Ankoonftz-terminahl
automobile das Auto das Aooto
bag die Tasche dee Tashe
baggage das Gepäck das geh-payk
bike das Fahrrad das Fahrat
boat das Boot das Boat
bus der Bus dare Booss
car der Wagen / PKW dare vah-gane / P-Kah-Vay
check-in der Check-in / Abfertigung dare Check-in / Abfertigoong
customs office das Zollamt das tsoll-amt
departure der Abflug dare abfloog
departures terminal Abflugterminal abfloog-terminahl
destination die Destination / das Reiseziel dee Deztee-nah-tsee-on / das Righzay-tseel
flight tickets die Flugkarten dee Flook-kar-tan
hotel das Hotel / der Gasthof das Hotel / dare Gasthof
information office das Auskunftsbüro das Aoos-koonfts-biew-ro
journey die Reise dee Righzay
main road die Hauptstraße dee Haupt-strassay
motorcycle das Motorrad das Motor-rad
on foot zu Fuss tsoo Fooss
passport der Pass dare Pass
passenger der Passagier / der Fahrgast dare Pass-ajee-re / dare Fahrgast
plane das Flugzeug das Flook-tso-eek
purpose das Ziel das tseel
railway station der Bahnhof dare Ban-hof
road die Straße dee Shtrassay
route die Route dee Roo-tay
ship das Schiff das Shif
subway die U-Bahn dee You-Ban
suitcase der Koffer dare Ko-ffer
take off (airplane) der Abflug / start dare Abflook / shtart
train der Zug dare tsook
train station der Bahnhof dare Ban-hof
travel agency das Reisebüro das Righzay-biew-ro
to fly fliegen / zu fliegen flee-gan / tsoo flee-gan
to land landen / zu landen landen / tsoo landen
to travel reisen righzayn
Cardinal points, directions and shapes

In the table below you will learn how to say in the German language: cardinal points, directions and shapes. This table can come in handy when you give or receive instructions in German to reach a destination.

English German Pronunciation
north Norden Nor-dehn
south Süden Sew-dehn
west Westen Vesten
east Osten Ostehn
right rechts Rayhts
left links Links
straight Geradeaus Geh-raday-aoos
circle Kreis Krighs
cone Kegel Kee-gal
cube Würfel vee-oorfel
cylinder Zylinder tslinder
octagon Achteck Ahkt-ek
oval Oval Ovahl
rectangle Rechteck Rayht-ek
sphere Kugel Koo-gal
square Quadrat / Viereck kvadrat / fee-er-ek
triangle Dreieck Drigh-ek
German Vocabulary: At Home

In the table below you will learn common words in German used mostly at home. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to tell something about a real estate in German then this part of the lesson can be what you need.

English German Pronunciation
1st floor der erste Stock dare erstay Shtock
air conditioner die Klimaanlage dee Klima-anlageh
alarm clock der Wecker dare vekare
appliances die Geräte dee Gare-raetay
armchair der Sessel dare zessale
balcony der Balkon dare Balkohn
basement der Keller / das Untergeschoss dare Keller / das oontare-gare-shoss
bathroom das Badezimmer das Bahday-tsimmer
bathroom sink das Waschbecken das vash-becken
bathtub die Badewanne dee Bahday-vannay
bed das Bett das Bett
bedroom das Schlafzimmer das Shlaf-tsimmer
blanket die Decke dee Day-kare
blender der Standmixer dare Shtand-mixer
bookcase das Bücherregal das Buekare-ray-gal
can opener der Dosenöffner dare Dozan-oeffner
chair der Stuhl dare Shtoohl
clock die Uhr dee ooh-ar
closet der Schrank dare shrank
curtain der Vorhang dare for-hang
desk der Schreibtisch dare Shra-eeb-tish
dishes das Geschirr das geh-sheer
dishwasher die Geschirrspülmaschine dee geh-sheer-shpiewl-mashinay
door die Tür dee Tiew-er
doorknob der Türknauf / der Türgriff dare Tiew-er-kna-oof / dare Tiew-er-greeff
drawer die Schublade dee Shoo-blah-dar
dresser die Kommode dee Koh-moh-dar
faucet der Wasserhahn dare vasser-han
floor der Boden dare Boh-darn
freezer der Gefrierschrank dare Geh-freer-shrank
furniture die Möbel dee Moe-barl
garage die Garage dee Gara-jay
garden der Garten dare Gartan
ground floor das Erdgeschoss das Erd-geh-shoss
hair dryer der Haartrockner dare Har-trock-nar
hallway der Flur dare Floor
iron das Bügeleisen / das Eisen das Biew-garl-aeezan / das aeezan
kitchen die Küche dee Kiew-hay
kitchen sink das Spülbecken das Shpiewl-bek-kan
lamp die Lampe dee Lam-par
lawn der Rasen dare Rah-zarn
living room das Wohnzimmer das von-tsimmare
microwave die Mikrowelle dee Mikro-velay
mirror der Spiegel dare Shpee-garel
oven der Backofen dare Bak-ofen
picture das Bild das Bilt
pillow das Kopfkissen das Kopfkissen
refrigerator der Kühlschrank dare Kiewl-shrank
remote control die Fernbedienung dee Fern-bedeenoonk
room das Zimmer das tsimmer
rug der Teppich dare Tayppikh
shower die Dusche dee Dooshay
sofa das Sofa das zofa
stairs die Treppen dee Treppen
table der Tisch dare Tish
telephone das Telefon das Teelefon
television der Fernseher dare Fernzear
toilet die Toilette dee Toalettare
towel das Handtuch das Handtookh
vacuum cleaner der Staubsauger dare Shtaoob-zaoo-gar
wall die Wand dee vant
washing machine die Waschmaschine dee vash-mashinay
window das Fenster das Fenster
German Vocabulary: Nature and Environment

In the table below you will learn common words in German about nature and environment.

English German Pronunciation
air die Luft dee Looft
barn die Scheune dee Shoeena
beach der Strand dare Shtrand
bridge die Brücke dee Breewka
bush der Busch dare Busch
cave die Höhle dee Herl
city die Stadt dee Shtat
cloud die Wolke dee Volke
coast die Küste dee Kiew-stay
country das Land das Land
desert die Wüste dee View-stay
farm der Bauernhof dare Baoo-aern-hof
field das Feld das Felt
flower die Blume dee Bloomay
forest der Wald dare Valt
full moon der Vollmond dare Follmont
grass das Gras das Gras
hill der Hügel dare Hiew-kel
island der Insel dare Inzel
jungle der Dschungel dare Joon-kel
lake der See dare Zee
leaf das Blatt das Blat
lightning der Blitz dare Blitz
moon der Mond dare Mond
mountain der Berg dare Berk
mountain range das Gebirge das gabeer-kay
mud der Schlamm dare Shlamm
ocean der Ozean dare Otsee-an
plant die Pflanze dee Pflanzay
pond der Teich dare Tigh-khu
rainbow der Regenbogen dare Rayg-en-bog-en
river die Fluss dee Flooss
rock das Gestein das kay-shtighn
root die Wurzel dee voor-tsayl
rose die Rose dee Rozay
sand der Sand dare Zant
sea die See / das Meer dee zee / das Meer
sky der Himmel dare Himmel
snow der Schnee dare Shnee
stone der Stein dare Shtighn
street die Straße dee Shtra-say
sun die Sonne dee Zon-nay
sunflower die Sonnenblume dee Zon-nayn-bloomay
sunrise der Sonnenaufgang dear Zon-nayn-aoof-gank
sunset der Sonnenuntergang dear Zon-nayn-oontar-gank
thunder der Donner dare Donner
tree der Baum dare Baum
valley das Tal das Tahl
water das Wasser das Vasser
waterfall der Wasserfall dare Vasser-fahl
wave die Welle dee vay-le
weather das Wetter das vet-ter
wind der Wind dare vint

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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