Useful German Phrases For Travelers

Useful German Phrases For Travelers

Are you thinking about travelling to Germany? We have put together some helpful basic German phrases for tourists. 

Its always good to learn basic phrases especially if you plan to spend a period of time in Germany and this will help you interact with locals. Practising German words and phrases before departing is recommended if you are thinking about spending more than a few days in Germany.

Make a start with our essential German language words and phrases below.



  • Hello - Hallo
  • Yes - Ja
  • No - Nein
  • Please - Bitte
  • Thank you - Danke
  • Sorry - Entschuldigung
  • Good morning - Guten Morgen
  • Goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen
  • How are you? - Wie geht es Ihnen?
  • What is your name? - Clip Wie heißen Sie?



  • I don't understand - Ich verstehe nicht
  • Do you speak English? - Sprechen Sie Englisch? 
  • Do you speak German? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? 
  • Please speak slowly - Können Sie bitte langsamer sprechen?
  • Please repreat that - Können Sie das wiederholen?
  • Please write it down - Können Sie das bitte aufschreiben?



  • Excuse me, where is…? - Entschuldigung, wo ist …?
  • How much does it cost? - Wieviel kostet das?



  • 1 - eins 
  • 2 - zwei 
  • 3 - drei 
  • 4 - vier 
  • 5 - fünf 
  • 6 - sechs
  • 7 - sieben
  • 8 - acht 
  • 9 - neun 
  • 10 - zehn
  • 20 - zwanzig 
  • 30 - dreißig 
  • 40 - vierzig 
  • 50 - fünfzig 
  • 60 - sechzig 
  • 70 - siebzig 
  • 80 - achtzig 
  • 90 - neunzig 
  • 100 - (ein)hundert 
  • 1000 - (ein)tausend 
  • 1,000,000 - eine Million 
  • 1,000,000,000 - eine Milliarde


Days of the Week

  • Monday - Montag
  • Tuesday - Dienstag
  • Wednesday - Mittwoch
  • Thursday - Donnerstag
  • Friday - Freitag
  • Saturday - Samstag
  • Sunday - Sonntag


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Looking to book a trip to Germany? The following websites are recommended: 

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