Top 20 Translated Phrases in German Language

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), inf = informal

Good morning!Guten Morgen

Guten Tag

Servus (used in Austria & Bavaria)

Moin (used in Northern Germany)

How are you?Wie gehts? (inf)

Wie geht es dir? (inf)

Wie geht es Ihnen? (frm)

What is your name?Wie heisst du? (inf)

Wie heissen Sie? (frm)

Long time no seeLange nicht gesehen! (see)

Lange nichts voneinander gehört! (hear)

Good luck!Viel Glück!

Alles Gute!

Excuse meEntschuldigung!

Entschuldigen Sie!


Cheers! Good Health!

(Toasts used when drinking)



Zum Wohl!

Auf uns!

Auf dich!

Bon voyage /

Have a good journey

Gute Reise!

Gute Fahrt!

Have a nice daySchönen Tag noch!
Bon appetit /

Have a nice meal

Guten Appetit!


Thank youDanke

Danke schön

Vielen Dank

Tausend Dank

Danke vielmals

Recht schönen Dank

Ich danke dir

Ich danke Ihnen

Ich bin sehr dankbar für…

Ich bin dir sehr dankbar für…

Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar für…

Mit tiefer Dankbarkeit

SorryEs tut mir leid!


Ich bedaure!

Get well soon 
Leave me alone!Lass mich! (inf)

Lass mich in Ruhe! (inf)

Lassen Sie mich! (frm)

Lassen Sie mich in Ruhe! (frm)

Please speak more slowlyKönnen Sie bitte langsamer sprechen?
I love youIch liebe dich
How much is this?Wieviel kostet das?
Pleased to meet youEs freut mich, dich kennen zu lernen (inf)

Es freut mich, Sie kennen zu lernen (frm)

Schön, dich kennen zu lernen (inf)

Sehr erfreut (frm)


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