Public Transport in German
Taking public transport in a foreign country can be a harrowing experience. Make sure you are prepared for your German experience by taking the time to understand these simple words and phrases. This way you will be as prepared as you can be for your German adventure!
You'll be a master of public transport in German after this lesson! Here are some of the most basic German words to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more German words.
- zu Fuß - on foot
- der Bus - bus
- das Auto - automobile
- das Flugzeug - airplane
- das Schiff - ship
- das Fahrrad - bicycle
- das Pferd - horse
- der Laster - truck
- die Straßenbahn - tram
- der Anhänger - trailer
Resources for further reading:
Taking public transport in German
18 Essential Words!
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5 Essential Phrases!
Ich muss zum Hotel.
I need to go to the hotel.
Wieviel kostet eine Tagesfahrkarte?
How much does a day ticket cost?
Wann fährt der nächste Zug nach…?
When does the next train to… leave?
Wann kommen wir an?
When do we arrive?
Welcher Bus fährt ins Zentrum?
Which bus goes to the city centre?
For more lessons on German vocabulary I recommend these!
- Going on a spending spree? Know your vocabulary to do with shopping in German.
- Understand signs in German. A super handy lesson (especially if you need to go to the toilet!)
- Learn the words and phrases used around the airport in German.
Paul Weber: Rocket German
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