Common German Pleasantries

Here you will find my top 20 common German pleasantries, such as 'please', 'thank you' and 'you're welcome'. 

Common German Pleasantries 

A pleasantry is simply a comment or remark used in polite conversation. While German-speakers tend not to use pleasantries as often as we English-speakers might, they are still very useful to learn.

These words will help you in a variety of different situations. Don't forget: listen to the audio clips to ensure you pronounce them correctly.

Let's get started:

Bitte - Please

Danke - Thank you

Ja, bitte - Yes, thank you

Nein, danke - No, thank you

Herzlichen Glϋckwunsch - Congratulations

Entschuldigen Sie - Sorry / Excuse me

Es tut mir leid - I am sorry (To express sorrow)

Verzeihung - Pardon me

 Ich möchte ... - I would like

Können Sie mir behilflich sein? - Can you help me please? 

Kann ich Ihnen helfen? - Can I help you?

Bitte / Gern geschehen - You're welcome

Das ist sehr lieb - That is very kind

Prost / Zum Wohl - Cheers

Guten Appetit - Enjoy your meal

Prima / Super - Brilliant

Viel Glϋck - Good luck

 Gleichfalls - Likewise

Das ist schade / Schade - That's a shame

(For ready-made thank you sentences and more common German phrases, please click here.) 

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