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German City Words

Todays lesson let's you discover key words and phrases that you will need every day as part of city life in Berlin or any of the other big cities in Germany. Take a minute to learn all of these words and phrases, then test yourself using the Testing function and see how much you really know!

Let's get started on the German city words!

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How to pronounce German city words

31 Essential Words!

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das Reisebüro

travel agency

das Geschäft

department store

die Bank


die öffentlichen Toiletten

public bathrooms

das Cafe


die Wechselstube

currency exchange

die Bäckerei


das Einkaufszentrum

mall, shopping center

der historische Stadtteil

historic district

die Touristeninformation

tourist center

das Polizeirevier

police station

die Post

post office

die Botschaft


der Bahnhof

train station

die Apotheke


das Krankenhaus


die Kirche


der Fußgängerüberweg

pedestrian crossing

der Bücherladen


der Markt


das Museum


der Gutschein


das Kino


die Haltestelle

bus stop

der Taxistand

taxi stop

der Park


das Schwimmbad

swimming pool

das Restaurant


Die Straßenbahn


der Supermarkt


der Laden

store, shop

5 Essential Phrases!

Wo sind die öffentlichen Toiletten?

Where are the public bathrooms?

Ich habe mich verlaufen.

I'm lost.

Ich möchte einkaufen gehen.

I would like to go shopping.

Wie viel kostet das?

How much does it cost?

Gibt es etwas günstigeres?

Is there something less expensive?

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Paul Weber: Rocket German

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