• 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]
  • School vocabulary in German (subjects and persons)

    In this chapter you can learn how to talk in German about your life in school, which subjects you had and more!

    School subjects in German

    This is a list of subjects that are taught in every German school throughout the country. 

    German English
    Biologie Biology
    Chemie Chemistry
    Deutsch German
    Erdkunde / Geographie Geography
    Fremdsprachen (Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Latein...) Foreign languages (English, French, Spanish, Latin...)
    Geschichte History
    Informatik Computer Science
    Kunstunterricht Art
    Mathematik Mathematics
    Musik Music
    Physik Physics
    Religionslehre Religion studies
    Sozialkunde Social studies
    Sportunterricht Physical education (PE)
    Wirtschafts- und Rechtskunde Economic and law studies
    • Mein Lieblingsfach ist Mathe - Math is my favourite subject
    • Haben wir heute Erdkunde? - Do we have Geography today?
    • Warst du gut in Chemie? - Were you good in chemistry?

    School objects in German

    Some objects are essential for the day-to-day life in school. This is a list of the German words of the most important objects

    Object German English
    atlas Der Atlas atlas
    pad Der Block pad
    books Die Bücher books
    fountain pen Der Füller fountain pen
    set square Das Geodreieck set square
    globe Der Globus globe
    ruler Das Lineal ruler
    binder Der Ordner / Der Hefter binder
    projector Der Projektor / Der Beamer projector
    packed lunch Das Pausenbrot packed lunch
    periodic table Das Periodensystem periodic table
    brush Der Pinsel  brush
    eraser Der Radiergummi eraser
    sharpener Der Spitzer pencil sharpener
    pencil Der Bleitift pencil
    blackboard Die Tafel blackboard
    water colour Die Wasserfarben water colours
    compasses Der Zirkel compasses
    • Für den Erdkundeunterricht brauchen wir einen Atlas - For the Geography lesson we need an atlas
    • Kann ich mir mal deinen Spitzer asuleihen? - Can I borrow you sharpener?
    • Er hat seinen Zirkel vergessen - He forgot his compasses

    Staff and people in schools

    This is a list of certain positions and kinds of people you can find in any school

    German English
    Die Freunde friends
    Der Hausmeister janitor
    Der Klassenclown class clown
    Die Klassenkameraden classmates
    Der Klassenleiter homeroom teacher
    Der Klassensprecher class representative
    Der Lehrer teacher
    Der Rektor rector
    Der Schulpsychologe school psychologist
    Der Schulsprecher school representative
    Der Vertrauenslehrer guidance counselor
    • Viele seiner Klassenkameraden sind seine Freunde - Many of his classmates are his friends
    • Er war schon immer der Klassenclown - He has always been the class clown
    • Keiner mag den Rektor - Nobody likes the rector

    Exams, tests and presentations in German

    These are some of the words related to papers and tests in school

    German English
    Der Abschluss degree
    Die Aufgaben tasks
    Das Beispiel example
    Falsch wrong
    Die Hausarbeit assignment
    Die Hausaufgaben homework
    Die Klasse class
    Das Klassenzimmer class room
    Die Klausur exam
    Die Prüfung exam / assessment
    Das Referat presentation
    Richtig right / correct
    Die Schule school
    Schwer hard
    DieSeite page
    Der Test test
    • Morgen muss ich ein Referat vor der Klasse halten - Tomorro I have to hold a presentation in front of the class
    • Sie schreiben gerade eine Klausur im Klassenzimmer - They are writing an exam right now in the class room
    • Die Hausaufgaben waren sehr schwer diesmal - The homework was really hard this time

    Exercises

    Translate the school object into German

    Translate the school subjects into German

    Finish these German school sentences