Common German Phrases
It's always a good idea to have a handy arsenal of friendly expressions and phrases that you can use to keep the conversation flowing. In this lesson there are lot's of really useful expressions and common german phrases you can use when socializing with Germans. Remember to make use of the Testing at the end of this lesson to really reinforce your learning!
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Here are some of the most basic German phrases to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more German phrases.
- Wie geht es dir? - How are you? (casual)
- Wie geht es Ihnen? - How are you? (formal)
- Mir geht es gut - I’m well.
- Mir geht es nicht so gut - I’m not so well.
- Alles in Ordnung? - Everything alright?
- Ich möchte gerne… - I would like to...
- Ich möchte so gerne - I would love to
- Gerne - Certainly
- Du siehst toll aus! - You look great!
- Kann ich helfen? - Can I help?
How to pronounce common German phrases
Like or Love?
If you want to express that you are fond of someone you can say
You could also say
There is no equivalent in English for “Ich habe dich lieb”, it’s kind of between “I like you” and “I love you”. It basically means that you like someone very, very much. For example a mother might use it to tell her child how fond she is of him or her. It is most often used between family members.
If you want to confess your love to someone, just say
Hopefully the answer will be