Hi, there and welcome to my thank you in German lesson. In addition to learning how to say thank you, I have prepared just for you a whole variety of ready-made thank you sentences for use in cards, emails, telephone call etc. Oh...and I have also included audio clips where necessary...impress your colleageus and friends and never sound like a foreigner again :)
Thank you in German
You will also learn several different ways to express your gratitude/say please in German.
Unlike in English, a greater distinction is made between formal and informal communication depending on whom you are talking or writing to. Most of the phrases below can be used in formal and informal situations, unless indicated otherwise.
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Vielen Dank - Many thanks
Danke - Thanks / Thank you
Danke schön / Danke sehr - Thank you very much
You could also use the following words to say thank you in German, although you tend to hear them less often:
Besten Dank - Many thanks
(Literally means 'Best thanks')
Herzlichen Dank - Many thanks
(Literally 'heartfelt thanks'. Formal.)
Tausend Dank - Thanks a million
(Literally means 'a thousand thanks')
Danke vielmals - Thanks a lot
Here are some ready-made sentences to help you say thank you.
I have used 'Danke' (Thank you) in the majority of the sentences, but you could also use 'Vielen Dank' (Many thanks). This would also make it slightly more formal.
Danke für Ihr/Dein Verständnis - Thank you for being so understanding
(Formal= Ihr / Informal = Dein)
Danke für Ihre/Deine Hilfe - Thank you for your help
(Formal = Ihre / Informal = Deine)
Danke für die gute Zusammenarbeit - Thank you for your co-operation
Danke für die gute Zusammenarbeit - Thank you for being such a good colleague
(Literally: 'Thank you for the good teamwork/co-operation')
Danke für die gute Beratung - Thank you for the good advice
Danke für Ihre/Deine Bemühungen - Thank you for your efforts
(Formal = Ihre / Informal = Deine)
Danke für das wunderschöne Geschenk - Thank you for the wonderful present
Danke für das Geld - Thank you for the money
Danke für das Interesse - Thank you for your interest
Danke für Ihren/Deinen Beitrag - Thank you for your input
(Formal =Ihren / Informal= Deinen)
Danke für die hervorragende Leistung - Thank you for your excellent work
Danke für die schöne Karte - Thank you for the lovely card
Vielen Dank für die wunderschönen Blumen - Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers
Vielen Dank. Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie/Dich wiederzusehen - Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
(Formal =Sie / Informal= Dich)
Vielen Dank im Voraus - Thank you in advance
Besonderer Dank gebührt... - Special thanks go to...
Wir möchten uns bei ... für seine/ihre ausgezeichnete Arbeit bedanken - We would to thank ... for his / her outstanding work
Danke gleichfalls - Thank you to you too
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Now you have mastered how to say thank you in German, it is probably time you took at a look at my next lesson which focuses on how to say You are welcome in German and also Please in German.
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