German holiday phrases

6th August 2018

Emily Robertshaw

 

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Greetings and basic expressions

Good morningGuten Morgen(Goo-ten mor-gen)
 Good afternoonGuten Tag(Goo-ten tag)
 Good eveningGuten Abend(Goo-ten ah-bend)
 How are you? Wie geht es Ihnen?(Vee gate es ee-nen?)
 I’m very wellGut, danke(Goot dan-ke)
Yes  Ja(Ya)
No  Nein(Nine)
 Please Bitte(Bit-te)
Thank you  Danke(Dan-ke)
 You’re welcomeBitte schön(Bit-te shurn)
 Excuse me Entschuldigung(Ent-shul-di-gung)
 Goodbye Auf Wiedersehen(Owf vee-de-zane)

At the beach

The beach Der Strand(Der strand)
Where is the beach?  Wo ist der Strand?(Oo ay la plazh?)
A sunbedEine Sonnenbank(Ay-ne zon-nen bank)
The swimming pool Ein Schwimmbad(Ine Shvim-bad) 
A bottle of suncreamEine Flasche Sonnencreme(Ay-ne fla-sher zon-nen-crem-eh) 
A beach towelEin Strandtuch(Ine strand-tuuk) 
Please can I buy…?Bitte kann ich…kaufen?(Bit-te kan ik…cow-fen?)

At a restaurant

Can I have a menu please?Kann ich eine Speisekarte haben bitte?(Can ik ay-ne spy-se-car-te ha-ben bit-te)
Where are the toilets?Wo sind die Toilette?(Vo sind dee twa-let-te?)
A table for 2/3/4/5/6Ein Tisch für zwei/drei/vier/funf/sechs(Ine tish fur zvy/dry/fear/funf/zex)
I would like…Ich möchte…(Ik murk-te…)
A beerEin Bier(Ine bee-air)
A glass of red wineEin Glas Rotwein(Ine glaz rote-vine)
A glass of white wineEin Glas Weißwein(Ine glaz vice-vine)
A glass of waterEin Glas Wasser(Ine glas vass-er)
 A napkinEine Serviette(Ay-ne sir-vee-et-te)
A basket of breadEin Korb Brot(Ine korb browt)
A dessertEin Nachtisch(Ine nact-tish)
The billDie Rechnung(Dee rec-nung)

Shopping

How much is it?Wie viel kostet das?(Vee feel kos-tet das?)
A t-shirtEin T-shirt(Ine t-shirt)
A skirtEin Rock(Ine rock)
A dressEin Kleid(Ine klide)
A pair of trousersEine Hose(Ay-ne ho-se)
A pair of shoesEin Paar Schuhe(Ine par shoe-eh)
A acketEine Jacke(Ay-ne ya-ke)
A postcardEine Postkarte(Ay-ne post-kar-te)

Camping

To campZelten(Zel-ten)
A backpackEin Rucksack(Ine ruck-sack)
A picnic benchEin Picknicktisch(Ine pick-nick-tish)
A sleeping bagEin Schlafsack(Ine shlaf-sack)
To light a fireEin Feuer anzünden(Ine foy-ure an-zun-den)
A tentEin Zelt(Ine zelt)
Can I set my tent up here?Kann ich meinen Zelt hier aufschlagen?(Kan ik mine-en zelt here owf-shla-gen?)
Go hikingWandern gehen(Van-dern gay-en)
A waterproof coatEin Regenmantel(Ine ray-gen-man-tel) 

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