100 Basic German Vocabularies

We believe in learning the most important vocabularies first to start off your learning journey on the right foot. The list below contains 100 of the most frequently used German vocabularies. For more vocabularies like that, check out our yellow vocabulary book towards the end of this page.

EnglishGerman
Iich
youdu
heer
shesie
ites
wewir
youihr
theysie
whatwas
whower
wherewo
whywarum
howwie
whichwelches
whenwann
thendann
ifwenn
reallywirklich
butaber
becauseweil
notnicht
thisdieses
thatdas
allalle
oroder
andund
to knowwissen (wusste, gewusst)
to thinkdenken (dachte, gedacht)
to comekommen (kam, gekommen)
to putlegen (legte, gelegt)
to takenehmen (nahm, genommen)
to findfinden (fand, gefunden)
to listenzuhören (hörte zu, zugehört)
to workarbeiten (arbeitete, gearbeitet)
to talksprechen (sprach, gesprochen)
to givegeben (gab, gegeben)
to likemögen (mochte, gemocht)
to helphelfen (half, geholfen)
to lovelieben (liebte, geliebt)
to calltelefonieren (telefonierte, telefoniert)
to waitwarten (wartete, gewartet)
0null
1eins
2zwei
3drei
4vier
5fünf
6sechs
7sieben
8acht
9neun
10zehn
11elf
12zwölf
13dreizehn
14vierzehn
15fünfzehn
16sechzehn
17siebzehn
18achtzehn
19neunzehn
20zwanzig
newneu
oldalt
fewwenige
manyviele
wrongfalsch
correctrichtig
badschlecht
goodgut
happyglücklich
shortkurz
longlang
smallklein
biggroß
theredort
herehier
rightrechts
leftlinks
beautifulschön
youngjung
oldalt
hellohallo
okok
of coursenatürlich
bye byetschüss
good byeauf Wiedersehen
excuse meEntschuldigen Sie
sorryentschuldigung
thank youdanke
pleasebitte
nowjetzt
hour(die) Stunde (die Stunden)
minute(die) Minute (die Minuten)
second(die) Sekunde (die Sekunden)
day(der) Tag (die Tage)
week(die) Woche (die Wochen)
month(der) Monat (die Monate)
year(das) Jahr (die Jahre)
evening(der) Abend (die Abende)
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