Let’s look at phrases for expressing frustration and disbelief in German. Some of the expressions below are similar to English phrases, while others have a much harsher meaning than their literal translations. Take a look below, and also see our blog post on expressing enthusiasm in German.
Let’s look at some positive German adjectives that are used to express enthusiasm. It’s good to get comfortable using these adjectives. That way you know what to say when a friend tells you good news or when you want to compliment your co-worker’s efforts.
Feeling at ease when talking on the phone is an important part of speaking German. Whether you are learning German for business purposes or with the goal of traveling to German-speaking countries, you may find it to be a necessary skill. Let’s look at a group of phrases that is used particularly for telephone conversation.
How many German idioms are you familiar with? German may have a reputation as a complex and serious language, but, in fact, there are many idioms and expressions that are quite humorous. Using idioms in your conversations will help you relate to people better, because they add an aspect of playfulness to your exchanges.
There are many different salutations and closings used when writing letters and emails in German. Which one you choose will depend on your relationship with the person you are writing to and whether they identify as male or female.
The appropriate salutations for German letters and emails:
Friends who write each other letters and emails may simply write Hallo Gitta,
Whoever says that German isn’t a fun language obviously needs to learn some German adjectives! They can be a mouthful, but there are some very expressive adjectives in the German language that are also very fun to use. And the good news is that German adjectives also moonlight as adverbs,
There are many words in German that are similar to English – and basic tech terminology is no exception. You may have already noticed that, in general, a lot of German tech terminology comes from English. For example, the word “Internet” remains unchanged in most languages, with the only variation being pronunciation.
German can be a tricky language. But even if you’re not always able to express yourself perfectly at the beginning, it’s good to be able to clarify your intentions. So for those awkward moments in German – and in life! – here are a few different words and phrases to have handy.
So you’re thinking about traveling to Germany, or maybe you have a new German friend whom you’d like to impress with some basic conversational skills. In this post, we’ll show you the top 10 Essential Beginner German Phrases you’ll need to know when you’re just starting out.
The first beginner German phrases you need to know pertain to introducing yourself and asking people how they are.