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Imagine you are in a huge supermarket in Germany and you can't find the products you are looking for. Wouldn't it be great to know at least the basic vocabulary for grocery shopping in Germany? Of course it would! Therefore, you should have a look at this lesson!

German shopping phrases

Before learning how all the fruits and vegetables are called in German, we will have a look at some basic vocabulary you always need while going grocery shopping!

the groceriesdie Lebensmittel
the supermarketder Supermarkt
the bakerydie Bäckerei
the butcher shopdie Metzgerei
the cash pointdie Kasse
the moneydas Geld
the credit carddie Kreditkarte
the shopping trolleyder Einkaufswagen
the shopping basketder Einkaufskorb
the gramdas Gramm
the kilogramdas Kilogramm
1 dozenein Dutzend
1 sliceeine Scheibe
1 pieceein Stück


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Fruits in German

First of all, we will learn how the different fruits are called in German!

  • the fruits = die Früchte
the appleder Apfel
the peardie Birne
the bananadie Banane
the orangedie Orange
the grapefruitdie Grapefruit
the mandarindie Mandarine
the lemondie Zitrone
the limedie Limone
the blueberrydie Heidelbeere
the strawberrydie Erdbeere
the raspberrydie Himbeere
the blackberrydie Brombeere
the pineappledie Ananas
the mangodie Mango
the melondie Melone
the cherrydie Kirsche
the avocadodie Avocado
the kiwidie Kiwi
the grapedie Traube
the peachder Pfirsisch
the plumdie Pflaume
the apricotdie Aprikose


Vegetables in German

In the following list you will find all vegetables with their translation in German!

  • the vegetables = das Gemüse
the potatodie Kartoffel
the carrotdie Karotte
the tomatodie Tomate
the cucumberdie Gurke
the zucchinidie Zucchini
the eggplantdie Aubergine
the pumpkinder Kürbis
the peadie Erbse
the lentildie Linse
the beandie Bohne
the chickpeadie Kichererbse
the brokkolider Brokkoli
the cauliflowerder Blumenkohl
the oniondie Zwiebel
the garlicder Knoblauch
the saladder Salat
the spinachder Spinat
the mushroomder Pilz
the pepperdie Paprika
the celerydie Sellerie


List of dairy products in German

Below, you will find a list with the most important milk products in German!

  • the dairy products = die Milchprodukte
the milkdie Milch
the creamdie Sahne
the sour creamdie saure Sahne
the whipped creamdie geschlagene Sahne
the yoghurtder Joghurt
the butterdie Butter
the cheeseder Käse
the cream cheeseder Frischkäse


Meat, fish and seafood

Last, we will learn some vocabulary about meat and fish products!

  • the meat = das Fleisch
  • the fish = der Fisch
  • the seafood = die Meeresfrüchte
the porkdas Schweinefleisch
the beefdas Rindfleisch
the chickendas Hühnerfleisch
the turkeydas Putenfleisch
the lambdas Lammfleisch
the ham der Schinken
the salamidie Salami
the baconder Speck
the sausagedie Wurst
the blood sausagedie Blutwurst
the salmonder Lachs
the smoked salmonder Räucherlachs
the shrimpdie Garnele
the crabder Krebs
the musseldie Miesmuschel
the lobsterder Hummer
the prawndie Krabbe
the squidder Tintenfish
the tuna der Thunfisch
the troutdie Forelle


yes After having studied all vocabulary lists, you should try out our fun and interactive exercises!


  1. Translate these fruit names into German
  2. Translate these vegetable names into German
  3. Dairy products, meat, fish and seafood in German

Translate these fruit names into German

Translate these vegetable names into German

Dairy products, meat, fish and seafood in German

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