German 101

Hello.
Guten Tag. (Guh-ten tahk)
Hello. (In Austria and Bavaria only)
Grüß Gott! (gruus got) (formal, literally: "salute to god")
Hello. (In Austria and Bavaria only)
Servus! (SEHR-voos) (to a friend / informal but polite)
Hello. (informal)
Hallo. (ha-LOH)
How are you?
Wie geht's? (vee gayts?) used as a real question, not a form of greeting.
Fine, thank you.
Danke, gut. (DAN-kuh, goot)
What is your name?
Wie heißt du? / Wie heißen Sie? (vee highst doo? / vee HIGH-sen zee?)
My name is ______ .
Ich heiße ______ . (ikh HIGH-suh)
Nice to meet you.
Nett, Sie kennen zu lernen. (net zee KEN-en tsoo LER-nen)
Nice to meet you. (formal)
Angenehm. / Sehr angenehm. (zayr AHN-geh-naym)
Please.
Bitte. (BIT-tuh)
Thank you.
Danke. (DAN-keh)
You're welcome.
Bitte sehr! (BIT-tuh zayr)
Yes.
Ja. (yah)
No.
Nein. (nine)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Entschuldigen Sie. (ent-SHUL-di-gen zee)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Entschuldigung. (ent-SHUL-di-goong)
I'm sorry.
Es tut mir leid. (es toot meer lied)
Goodbye.
Auf Wiedersehen. (owf VEE-der-say-en)
Goodbye (informal)
Tschüs. (chuuss)
Goodbye (in Austria and Bavaria only)
Servus! (ZEHR-foos) (to a friend / informal but polite)
I can't speak German well.
Ich kann nicht so gut deutsch [sprechen]. (ikh kahn nikht zo goot doytsh [shprekhen])
Do you speak English?
Sprichst du / Sprechen Sie englisch? (shprikhst doo / shprekhen zee ENG-lish?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Kann hier jemand Englisch? (kahn heer YEH-mahnd ENG-lish?)
Help!
Hilfe! (HILL-fuh!)
Good morning.
Guten Morgen. (GOO-ten MOR-gen)
Good evening.
Guten Abend. (GOO-ten AH-bend)
Good night (to sleep)
Gute Nacht. (GOO-tuh nakht)
I don't understand.
Ich verstehe das nicht. (ikh fur-SHTAY-uh dahs nikht)
Where is the toilet, please?
Wo ist die Toilette, bitte? (voh ist dee twah-LET-uh, BIT-tuh?)

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