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Useful German Words and Phrases for Travellers

If you are a savvy tourist or fond of sightseeing, you might have started studying a number of German idioms, slang, and the methods to tell HELLO and GOOD BYE. However, if you want to be out of danger as a tourist, you have to brush up on some beneficial German travel terminologies.

Reason for Learning German Travel Phrases

Even if you don’t have proficiency in German language, the native German speakers always encourage while foreigners put their heart and soul to learn their first language. It displays reverence and makes evident that you really wish to reach out and connect with people (while you are out of the country).

If you have some basic knowledge and able to converse in German, you are less likely to be taken benefit of by others! It is untrue that all German speakers are fluent in English language. Even in major metropolises you’ll find many people with very little proficiency in English. 

If you want to have the advantage during your forthcoming travels, take a minute to bear in mind the below given phrases. It is sure that you won’t repent! You should keep in mind that many of these expressions are in the official Sie conjugation. For traveling purposes, this form will be OK.

The basic phrases and words are given below. These phrases and words will be helpful when you first meet somebody. 

Guten Morgen!
Good Morning!


Guten Tag!
Good day!

Guten Abend!
Good Evening!

Wie heißen Sie? 
What is your name? 

Ich heiße…
My name is…

Wie geht’s?
How are you? 

Mir geht’s nicht gut. 
I’m not doing well. 

Mir geht’s gut.1 
I’m doing well. 

Ich komme aus…[den USA/Kanada/Australien/Großbritannien]. 
I am from…[the USA/Canada/Australia/UK]. 

Wie lange sind Sie in [Deutschland/Österreich/der Schweiz]? 
How long are you in [Germany/Austria/Switzerland]? 

Ich bin da für [eine Woche/zwei Wochen/drei Wochen]. 
I am here for [one week/two weeks/three weeks]. 

Bis später!
See you later! 


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Useful German Words and Phrases for Travellers


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