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Speak like a German

Here are a few phrases to help you while on your Germany holiday.  Well…let’s be honest they’re a little swayed towards keeping you topped up on German beer, but that’s pretty important, right!  Check out the German phrases & words below:

  1. Ja (yes)
    Would you like a beer?  Ja!

  2. Nein (no)
    Have you tried the German sausage?  Nein.

  3. Danke (thank you)
    Thank your waiter for the beer and sausages.

  4. Wo gibt es hier Bier?
    Where do I get beer around here?

  5. Der Kater (hangover)
    What you might have after the famous Oktoberfest.

  6. Beer stein (beer mug)
    A traditionally Germany beer drinking mug which can be made of pewter, silver, wood, porcelain, earthenware, stoneware or glass.  Swankier models may also have an open top or a hinged lid and levered thumblift.

  7. Prost (cheers!)
    Raise your glass and shout ‘prost’!

  8. Wurst (sausage)
    A visit to Germany wouldn’t be complete without some Wurst!

  9. Zu mir oder zu dir?
    My place or yours?

  10. Der Herr/die Dame zahlt
    This lady/gentleman will pay for everything.



Now you've had a taste of the language, keen to know more?  Why not learn German with our German language course.


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