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Learn German phrases and sentences by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list. These cover a wide variety of German topics, including the German numbers, German days, German greetings and the months in German all with audio.

German phrases

A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, A few first words. 3, A few first words. Food and drink, At the restaurant. Words and phrases. 1, At the restaurant. Words and phrases. 2, At the restaurant. Words and phrases. 3, At the restaurant. Words and phrases. 4, Food and drink. General phrases, Bathroom. Items found in the bathroom. 1, Bathroom. Items found in the bathroom. 2, Bedroom. Items found in the bedroom, Birds, Days. General, Days of the week, Domestic and other animals. 1, Domestic and other animals. 2, Eating. Items, Some common nouns. 1, Some common nouns. 2, Some common nouns. 3, Compass and planets, Drink. 1, Drink. 2, Drink. 3, Words to do with food. Meat, Words to do with food. Fruit and vegetables, Words to do with food. General 1, Words to do with food. General 2, Directions, Geographical. 1, Geographical. 2, In the city. 1, In the city. 2, Key words and phrases. 1, Key words and phrases. 2, Numbers. 0 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 20 and over, Parts of the body, Places and buildings. 1, Places and buildings. 2, Places and buildings. 3, The hotel. 1, The hotel. 2, The hotel. 3, Months of the year, Telling the time. 1, City and street. 1, City and street. 2, City and street. 3, The house. 1, The house. 2, The childrens room. 1, The childrens room. 2, The dining room. 1, The dining room. 2, The hall, The kitchen. Appliances, The kitchen. 1, The kitchen. 2, The living room. 1, The living room. 2, The living room. 3, Travel. 1, Travel. 2, Travel. 3, Travel. 4, Useful phrases. 1, Useful phrases. 2, Vehicles, Weather and seasons, Weather, Animals. Found in a zoo. 1, Animals. Found in a zoo. 2, Animals. Found in a zoo. 3, Family, Buying things. General phrases, Buying. Things to buy. 1, Buying. Things to buy. 2, Buying. Things to buy. 3, Buying. Things to buy. 4.

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German

German is one of the West Germanic languages with somewhere around 130 million speakers mainly from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The Germanic languages are a language family (including English and German) deriving from proto-Germanic itself descended from proto-Indo-European.

German and English are both West Germanic languages and there remain many obvious similarities between English and German vocabulary. E.g. in the names of family members, 'Bruder' and 'brother', 'Mutter' and 'mother', 'Vater' and 'father', 'Schwester' and 'sister.

The German language

Nouns have separate articles and can be either masculine: der Apfel 'the apple', feminine die Zitrone 'the lemmon' or neuter das Obst. Nouns are capitalized.

Nouns decline and verbs conjugate.

Those who wish to attain fluency in German in need to learn a large amount of grammar. However people whose intention in leaning German language is to reach a practical level of communication and politeness will not find grammatical issues pose many difficulties. A brief outline of German grammar is here.

Related languages

West Germanic: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Yiddish.

North Germanic Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic.

German Resources

German audio and podcasts.

Deutsche Welle International broadcasts from Germany including language learning resources.

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german Grammar and language notes from the beeb.