10 Essential Phrases For Getting Around Germany… While You’re Visiting For Oktoberfest


Headed to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest? No matter where you’re headed in Germany or when you get there, if Sprechen Sie Englisch? (Do you speak English?) fails, keep the following expressions in your pocket and – with some pointing and hand gestures – they will get you quite far.

German English
Hallo! Hello!
Auf Wiedersehen. Goodbye.
Entschuldigung. Pardon me.
Wieviel? How much?
Wo?   Where?
Das verstehe ich nicht.  I don’t understand.
Ja./Nein. Yes./No.
Ich möchte das gerne haben. I would like this.
Bitte. Please.
Danke. Thank you.

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