• 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]
  • In this chapter you will learn the German words for buildings and institutions that you can find in any city. Look also at our chapter about asking for directions in German, in order to find these places!

    List of German words for buildings and institutions of cities

    German English
    Die Altstadt old town
    Der Bahnhof train station
    Die Bar bar
    Die Brücke bridge
    Die Bushaltestelle bus station
    Das Denkmal monument
    Das Einkaufszentrum mall / shopping centre
    Die Feuerwehr fire department
    Der Flughafen airport
    Das Krankenhaus hospital
    Das Museum museum
    Der Park park
    Die Polizei police 
    Das Rathaus city hall
    Das Restaurant restaurant
    Das Stadtzentrum city centre
    • Welches Restaurant ist gut? - Which restaurant is good?
    • Wo finde ich das Einkaufszentrum? - Where do I find the shopping centre?
    • Wo ist die Bushaltestelle? - Where is the bus station?

    The post office and sending a letter in German

    This vocabulary list can come in useful, in case you need to send a letter in German

    German English
    Der Absender sender / forwarder
    Die Anschrift address
    Die Bezahlung payment
    Der Brief letter
    Die Briefmarke stamp
    Der Briefträger mailman
    Die Gebühr fee
    Die Hausnummer house number
    Der Nachbar neighbour
    Das Paket package
    Die Post mail
    Die Postkarte post card
    Die Postleitzahl postal code / zip code
    Der Straßenname street name
    • Können Sie das Paket annehmen? - Could you accept the package?
    • Ja, ich nehme das Paket gerne an - Yes, I gladly accept the package
    • Welche Hausnummer hast du? - Which house number is yours?