Special Days in German

Although these special days in German aren't necessarily common German words (depending on the time of year of course!), I believe they are still important words and should be learned during a basic German lesson.

Special Days in German

Heiliger Abend - Christmas Eve

Erster Weihnachtsfeiertag - Christmas Day

Zweiter Weihnachtsfeiertag - Boxing Day

das Silvester - New Year's Eve

das Neujahr - New Year's Day

der Valentinstag - Valentine's Day

der Faschingsdienstag - Shrove Tuesday

der Aschermittwoch - Ash Wednesday

der Karfreitag - Good Friday

der Ostersonntag - Easter Sunday

der Ostermontag - Easter Monday

(By the way please go to my German phrases lessons if you require ready-made sentences for use at Christmas, Easter, New Year as well as on Valentine's Day - perfect for cards, emails or even - if you are brave enough - a quick call!)

Family Members in German

You will now find listed below the names of several family members in German.

die Mutter -  Mother

die Ehefrau - Wife

die Großmutter - Grandmother

die Tochter - Daughter

die Enkeltochter - Granddaughter

die Tante - Aunt

die Nichte - Niece

der Vater - Father

der Ehemann - Husband

der Sohn - Son

Großvater - Grandfather

der Enkelsohn - Grandson

der Onkel - Uncle

der Neffe - Nephew

das Kind - Child

das Enkelkind - Grandchild

die Eltern - Parents

die Großeltern - Grandparents

Now you have completed your Common German Words lesson I recommend you continue to my German Phrases Lesson. lesson.

Here you will build upon what you have learned in this lesson. Some sections you will fly through and others may take a little longer. My German phrases lesson is very comprehensive though, so please don't expect to finish it as quickly as you might have this lesson.

If you would rather stick to German words, why not take a look at some German colors, German animals or even take a look at some German loanwords and be pleasantly surprised at which German words you already know without realising!


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