German Phrases

Learn a variety of German phrases with these free German lessons. This easy-to-follow German online guide contains important German vocabulary and is essential for anyone learning German.

These German words and phrases will get your German language learning off to the best possible start.



Your free German language lessons, which are split into three sections with the beginner lessons listed first, will cover the following German phrases:


Section 1 - General Phrases in German


Common Phrases

Here you will obtain an overview of everyday, common German phrases. You will learn how to say ‘hello’, ‘how are you?’, ‘goodbye’, ‘thank you’ and ‘my name is…’. You will also be taught how to talk about your age, where you live, your nationality as well as what you do for a living. Essential reading for any German beginner.


German Greetings 

An easy-to-learn list of common German greetings for beginners as well as those in need of a quick refresher.


Thank You in German 

Learn how to say thank you in German in this online lesson. In addition to learning several different ways to express your gratitude in German, you will also find a number of ready-made, situation specific thank you sentences.


You are welcome in German 

Here you will learn how to say you are welcome in German as well as please in German. Also, discover why learning one little German word in particular will help you in a variety of situations.


Sorry in German

Learn how to say sorry in German as well as excuse me in this easy-to-follow online German lesson. You'll also learn other important German pleasantries, such as 'That's kind of you' and 'You shouldn't have.'


Business German

Here you will find ready-made phrases for emails, letters, telephone calls as well as meetings and presentations.


German Travel Phrases

Learn some all-important travel phrases. Learn a variety of German phrases for use in restaurants, hotels, in an emergency and for getting from A to B.


Love Phrases

Learn how to say 'I love you' in German. Get all romantic with my top 30 German love phrases.


German Proverbs

Sound like a native German by learning some of my top 50 German proverbs.Can you guess the English equivalent of this German saying (translated literally into English): 'Making an elephant out of a mosquito'?



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German Phrases


Section 2 - Festive/Holiday Greeting Phrases


Merry Christmas in German 

Learn a variety of phrases to wish someone a Merry Christmas in German. Ready-made phrases perfect for use in your Christmas cards.


Happy New Year in German 

Learn how to wish someone a Happy New Year in German with these easy-to-learn phrases.


German Easter Greetings 

Here you will learn how to say Happy Easter in German as well as many other Easter greetings in German.




Section 3 - Special Occasion Phrases


Happy Birthday 

Learn how to congratulate someone on their birthday in German, whether by card, email, telephone or in person.


Congratulations in German 

Here you will learn a number of German phrases for congratulating friends and relatives on a wedding, engagement, anniversary, new baby, christening as well as on a graduation and on passing an exam.


Sympathy Messages 

Express your condolences in German with these easy-to-learn phrases.



- Tips for learning everyday phrases in German -

First of all, select the phrases you think you will use most often. These should be as basic as possible if you are complete beginner. Don’t be too ambitious. Choose just a few to begin with depending on how much time you have available.

Next, grab a piece of paper and write them all down. Write them out again - once, twice, maybe three times - until you feel confident that you know them well enough. Then, repeat them aloud as often as possible.

Over the next few days, test yourself at regular intervals. Test yourself initially a few hours later, a day later, four days later, a week later and so on.

You will be surprised at how quickly you learn German with these simple, but important phrases.

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