• German course for beginners
  • 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]
  • Grocery shopping in Germany

    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!

    English German
    the groceries die Lebensmittel
    the supermarket der Supermarkt
    the bakery die Bäckerei
    the butcher shop die Metzgerei
    the cash point die Kasse
    the money das Geld
    the credit card die Kreditkarte
    the shopping trolley der Einkaufswagen
    the shopping basket der Einkaufskorb
    the gram das Gramm
    the kilogram das Kilogramm
    1 dozen ein Dutzend
    1 slice eine Scheibe
    1 piece ein Stück


    Fruits in German

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

    • the fruits = die Früchte
    English German
    the apple der Apfel
    the pear die Birne
    the banana die Banane
    the orange die Orange
    the grapefruit die Grapefruit
    the mandarin die Mandarine
    the lemon die Zitrone
    the lime die Limone
    the blueberry die Heidelbeere
    the strawberry die Erdbeere
    the raspberry die Himbeere
    the blackberry die Brombeere
    the pineapple die Ananas
    the mango die Mango
    the melon die Melone
    the cherry die Kirsche
    the avocado die Avocado
    the kiwi die Kiwi
    the grape die Traube
    the peach der Pfirsisch
    the plum die Pflaume
    the apricot die Aprikose


    Vegetables in German

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

    • the vegetables = das Gemüse
    English German
    the potato die Kartoffel
    the carrot die Karotte
    the tomato die Tomate
    the cucumber die Gurke
    the zucchini die Zucchini
    the eggplant die Aubergine
    the pumpkin der Kürbis
    the pea die Erbse
    the lentil die Linse
    the bean die Bohne
    the chickpea die Kichererbse
    the brokkoli der Brokkoli
    the cauliflower der Blumenkohl
    the onion die Zwiebel
    the garlic der Knoblauch
    the salad der Salat
    the spinach der Spinat
    the mushroom der Pilz
    the pepper die Paprika
    the celery die 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
    English German
    the milk die Milch
    the cream die Sahne
    the sour cream die saure Sahne
    the whipped cream die geschlagene Sahne
    the yoghurt der Joghurt
    the butter die Butter
    the cheese der Käse
    the cream cheese der 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
    English German
    the pork das Schweinefleisch
    the beef das Rindfleisch
    the chicken das Hühnerfleisch
    the turkey das Putenfleisch
    the lamb das Lammfleisch
    the ham  der Schinken
    the salami die Salami
    the bacon der Speck
    the sausage die Wurst
    the blood sausage die Blutwurst
    the salmon der Lachs
    the smoked salmon der Räucherlachs
    the shrimp die Garnele
    the crab der Krebs
    the mussel die Miesmuschel
    the lobster der Hummer
    the prawn die Krabbe
    the squid der Tintenfish
    the tuna  der Thunfisch
    the trout die Forelle


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


    Translate these fruit names into German

    Translate these vegetable names into German

    Dairy products, meat, fish and seafood in German