• German course for beginners
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  • 1 The German alphabet [0/2]
  • 2 German greetings (Hello in German) [0/3]
  • 3 Introduction in german (talking about yourself) [0/2]
  • 4 Counting in German (cardinal and ordinal numbers) [0/3]
  • 5 The Time in German (hours and minutes in German) [0/3]
  • 6 Days of the weeks, months and seasons in German [0/3]
  • 7 Colours in German (blue, green, yellow...) [0/3]
  • 8 Asking for directions in German [0/3]
  • 9 The weather in German (sun, rain, temperature...) [0/3]
  • 10 Family members in German (parents, siblings...) [0/3]
  • 11 Body parts in German [0/3]
  • 12 Countries in German (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) [0/5]
  • 13 Ordering in Germany (restaurant, waiter, dinner) [0/3]
  • 14 German travel phrases [0/3]
  • 15 Grocery shopping in Germany [0/3]
  • 16 German proverbs [0/3]
  • 17 Animal names in German (pets, mammals, birds, ...) [0/4]
  • 18 Clothing in German (shoes, accessories, ...) [0/2]
  • 19 Happy birthday in German (parties and congratulations) [0/3]
  • 20 I love you in German (emotions and feedback) [0/3]
  • 21 Needs and opinions in German (polite requests) [0/4]
  • 22 Hobbies in German (sports and games) [0/3]
  • 23 House, room, furniture vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 24 Descriptions in German (appearance and characteristics) [0/5]
  • 25 Business vocabulary in German (work and negotiations) [0/3]
  • 26 Going to the doctor and health vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 27 School vocabulary in German (subjects and persons) [0/3]
  • 28 Places of interest German (post office, infrastructure) [0/3]
  • 29 Nature words in German (parks and outdoor) [0/2]
  • German greetings (Hello in German)

    Exercises

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    1. Greetings: Fill in the Blanks Exercise 1 Score -/-
    2. Greetings: Fill in the Blanks Exercise 2 Score -/-
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    How to say greetings in German?

    The following lesson is a quick overview of how to greet in German! It is not only important to know how to greet another person, also it is important to know when to use formal or informal greetings. Some greetings are only reserved for friends and family members, others for profesionals and strangers. Enjoy the lesson!

    How do I say "Hello" in German?

    Depending on the daytime, there are - as in English - different ways to say "hello" in German.

    English German When to use it...
    Hello Hallo You can use "Hallo" at any daytime
    Good morning            Guten Morgen             It is used in the morning, usually till 10AM/11AM
    Good day Guten Tag This phrase is usually said between 12PM and 6PM
    Good evening Guten Abend This greeting is used after 6 p.m

    enlightenedGuten Morgen, Guten Tag und Guten Abend are mostly reserved for formal situation. In informal situations (with friends or family), German people use mostly the greeting hello. Also, it is very common to just say hi as English speaking people do.

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    How to say "How are you?" in German?

    Also, there are different ways to say How are you? in German! In the following list I explain you everything you need to know!

    English German When to use it
    How are you? Wie geht es dir?                                Informal way to ask "How are you?", you can use this phrase with friends, family or people your age
    How are you?                                  Wie gehts? Similar to "Wie geht es dir?", but even more casual
    How are you? Wie geht es Ihnen?                                 Formal way to ask "How are you?", you can use this phrase with older people, strangers or people in positions of authority
    What's up?      Alles klar? Very casual, you just use this phrase with friends

     

    How to say "Goodbye?" in Germany

    Like you already can image, there are also different way to say goodbye in German:

    English German
    Bye
    • Tschüss: Informal and mostly used phrase to say goodbye
    • Ciao: Can be used instead of tschüss, this actually italian phrase is used in Germany quite often
    • Auf Wiedersehen: Formal way to say bye, also a bit old-fashioned
    See you soon                                                   Bis bald
    See you later Bis später
    See you next time Bis zum nächsten Mal
    See you tomorrow Bis Morgen
    Have a good day Schönen Tag
    Have fun Viel Spaß

    yes Below is a short youtube video on German greetings and goodbyes that will guide you with the pronunciation. Also you should practice with our lessons in order to be able to perfectly greet in German! I hope you enjoyed the lesson, bis bald!