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Just a very few phrases and useful words You can mix and match them or just add extra words from a dictionary.

Pronunciation guide:

1. “CH” in German is pronounced as the “CH” in the Scottish word “LOCH” - but if you find that difficult you can say a “K” - which is how the Bavarians in Southern Germany pronounce it. "SCH" in German is pronounced like "SH" in English.

GREETINGS

1. GOOD MORNING - Guten Morgen - [GOOTen MOR-gen]

2. GOOD DAY - Guten Tag - [GOOTen targ]

3. HOW ARE YOU? - Wie geht es Ihnen? - [VEE gate es EE-nen?]

4. GOOD BYE - Auf Wiedersehen - [Owf VEEder zay-en]

ASKING FOR HELP

TRAVEL

1. WHERE IS THE HOTEL .... ? - Wo ist das Hotel ...? - [Voh ist dass Hotel ...?]

2. HOW FAR IS THE AIRPORT? - Wie weit ist der Flughafen ...? - [Vee VYTE ist dare FLOOG-harfen?]

3. PLEASE TAKE ME TO THE STATION - Zum Bahnhof bitte! - [Zoom BARN-hof bitter!]

4. HOW MUCH IS THAT? - Wieviel kostet das? - [Vee-feel KOSTet das?]

5 WHERE'S THE BATHROOM? - Wo sind die Toiletten? - [Voh zind dee toil-ETT-ten?]

HOTEL/RESTAURANT

PLEASE - bitte - [bitter] may be added after all of the following

1. HAVE YOU A ROOM? - Haben Sie ein Zimmer? - [HAR-ben zee eye'n TSIMM-er?]

2. FOR TODAY/TOMORROW - Fuer heute/morgen - [Fewer HOY-ter/MOR-gen]

3. I WOULD LIKE BREAKFAST - Ich moechte Fruehstueck - [Ich MERCH-ter FROO-stook]

4. IS LUNCH INCLUDED? - Ist das Mittagessen inbegriffen? - [Ist dass MITT-tag-essen IN-begriffen?]

5. WHEN IS DINNER? - Wann ist das Abendessen? - [Vann ist dass AH-bent-essen?]

6. A TABLE FOR TWO - Einen Tisch fuer zwei Personen - [EYE-nen TISH fewer tsvye pair-ZOH-nen]

7. BRING ME TEA/COFFEE - Bringen Sie mir Tee/Kaffee! - [BRING-en zee mere TAY/CAR-fay!]

8. CAN I HAVE THE BILL? - Kann ich die Rechnung haben? - [Can ich dee RECH-noong HAR-ben?]

9. THANKS - Danke [Danker]

EMERGENCY

1. HELP! - Hilfe! - [HEEL-fer!]

2. WHERE'S THE EXIT? - Wo ist der Ausgang? - [Voh ist dare OWSE-gang?]

3. LOOK OUT! - Achtung! - [ACH-toong!]

4. A DOCTOR/HOSPITAL - Einen Arzt/Ein Krankenhaus - [EYE-nen ARTZT/Ein KRANK-en-house]

SAYING WHAT YOU THINK

1. I AGREE - Ich bin einverstanden - [Ich bin EYE-n fair-SHTANDEN-en]

2. I DON'T AGREE - Ich bin nicht einverstanden - [Ich bin nicht EYE-n fair-SHTANDEN-en]

3. I'M NOT SURE - Ich bin mir nicht sicher - [Ich bin mere nicht ZEE-cher]

4. I DON'T UNDERSTAND - Ich verstehe nicht - [Ich fair-SHTAY-er nicht]

5. YES - Ja - [Yah]

6. NO - Nein - [Nine]

NUMBERS

ZERO - null - [nool]

ONE - eins - [eye-ns]

TWO - zwei - [tsv’eye]

THREE - drei - [dry]

FOUR - vier - [fear]

FIVE - fünf - [fewnf]

SIX - sechs - [zex]

SEVEN - sieben - [ZEE-ben]

EIGHT - acht - [acht]

NINE - neun - [noyn]

TEN - zehn - [zayn]

DAYS

MONDAY - Montag - [MON-targ]

TUESDAY - Dienstag - [DEANS-targ]

WEDNESDAY - Mittwoch - [MIT-voch]

THURSDAY - Donnerstag - [DONNERS-targ]

FRIDAY - Freitag - [FRY-targ]

SATURDAY - Samstag - [ZAMS-targ]

SUNDAY - Sonntag - [ZONN-targ]

MIX AND MATCH SOME ACTION WORDS (VERBS)

If you want to say:

I WANT TO SPEAK GERMAN

It goes like this:

Ich will deutsch sprechen - [ich vill DOY-tch SHPRAY-chen]

You can alter what you do to "SPEAK" by using different words like

I MUST SPEAK - Ich muss sprechen - [Ich moos SHPRAY-chen]

I CAN SPEAK - Ich kann sprechen - [Ich can SHPRAY-chen]

I WANT TO SPEAK - Ich will sprechen - [Ich vill SHPRAY-chen]

I LIKE TO SPEAK - Ich mag sprechen - [Ich mag SHPRAY-chen]

You can use other action words like:

TO GO - GEHEN - GAY-EN

TO COME - KOMMEN - COMMON

TO BE - SEIN - ZINE

TO HAVE - HABEN - HAR-BEN

TO SEE - SEHEN - ZAY-EN

TO SPEAK - SPRECHEN - SHPRAY-chen

TO ASK (questions) - FRAGEN - FRAR-GEN

TO GIVE - GEBEN - GAY-BEN

TO TAKE - NEHMEN - NAME-EN

TO TRAVEL/DRIVE - FAHREN - FAR-EN

TO BUY - KAUFEN - COW-FEN

TO DO/MAKE - MACHEN - MACH-EN

Then, see how you can mix and match them to say what you want.

I MUST GO - Ich muss gehen - [Ich moos GAY-en]

I CAN COME - Ich kann kommen - [Ich can common]

I WANT TO DO - Ich will machen - [Ich vill mar-chen]

I LIKE TO TRAVEL - Ich mag fahren - [Ich mag FAR-en]

Please don't forget the prounciation of CH. If you don't speak Scotts, "CH" in German also sounds a little like saying an English "H" and clearing your throat at the same time. Have fun!

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