• 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]
  • Happy birthday in German (parties and congratulations)

    Exercises

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    1. Translate birthday wishes into German Score -/-
    2. Use the correct German word to complete the party dialogue Score -/-
    3. Translate the different party occasions into German! Score -/-

    In this chapter you will learn how to congratulate someone to their birthday in German, as well as the most important words for different events and parties in gerneral!

    German birthday wishes

    These are the most common phrases for wishing someone a happy birthday

    German birthday wish Translation
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag Congratulations to your birthday!
    Alles Gute! All the best!
    Alles Liebe und Gute zum Geburtstag Much love and best wishes for your birthday!
    Ich wünsche dir alles Gute! I wish you all the best!

    Some additional phrases related to birthdays

    German phrase Translation
    Ich lade alle meine Freunde ein I invite all my friends
    Wer bringt etwas zu essen / trinken mit? Who brings food / drinks?
    Wer geht das Geschenk kaufen Who goes to buy the present?
    Wer kommt alles heute Abend? Who will come tonight?
    Wie alt bist du jetzt? How old are you now?
    Welche Geschenke hast du erhalten? What presents did you receive?

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    Commom party words in German

    Here you can find some common words and phrases related to parties in German:

    German Translation
    Der Alkohol alcohol
    Die Einladung - jemanden einladen invitation - to invite someone
    Das Essen food
    Die Feier - feiern the party - to party
    Die Freunde friends
    Der Geburtstag birthday
    Das Geschenk present
    Der Kuchen cake
    Die Musik music
    Der Spaß fun
    Das Spiel - spielen the game - to play
    Der Tanz - tanzen the dance - to dance

    Other party occasions (happy new year, christmas, eastern, ...)

    Of course in life there are a lot more ocassions to party than birthdays. Here you have a list of German names of popular events in life and phrases that are most common said in relation to them.

    Event German phrase
    Silverster (New year's eve) Frohes Neues! (happy new year ; literally: happy new one)
    Weihnachten (Christmas) Frohe Weihnachten! (Merry christmas)
    Ostern (easter) Frohe Ostern! (Happy easter!)
    Schulabschluss (graduation) Glückwunsch zum Schulabschluss! (Congratulations to your graduation!)
    Hochzeit Alle Gute zur Hochzeit! (All the best for you wedding!)