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German Travel Vocabulary and Phrases

Here you will learn German common words and phrases useful for travelers that will improve your basic German vocabulary. In this free German lesson 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 list 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

In the list below you will be able to improve your German vocabulary with some common words used frequently by travelers, this list 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 list below you will learn how to say in the German language: cardinal points, directions and shapes. This list 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 list 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 list 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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