Language in Munich

Language in Munich

The official language of Munich is German. This article is full of helpful advice and basic phrases you can use to make your trip to Germany easier.

The offical language of Munich is German. English is understood in many places, so don't worry too much about not speaking German, however you might find that some restaurants only have German language menus and German speaking waiters.

As learning a whole new language for your trip might prove a little too challenging, why not print out our helpful list of basic German phrases and expressions to try out on your travels?

And if that seems overwhelming, you'll be able to get by and make a few friends with these essentials:

  • Grüss Gott - Hello (in southern Germany)
  • Guten Appetit - It's polite to say "bon appetit" before eating!
  • Zum Wohl - Cheers! before drinking wine
  • Prost - Cheers! before drinking beer

Greetings

Hello
Grüss Gott (southern Germany), Guten Tag (rest of Germany)
How are you?
Wie geht’s?
Good, thank you
Danke, gut
Please
Bitte
Thank you
Danke sehr
Yes
Ja
No
Nein
Do you speak English?
Sprechen Sie Englisch?
Goodbye
Auf Wiedersehen

At the restaurant

I'm vegetarian
Ich bin Vegetarier
Breakfast
Frühstück
Lunch
Mittagessen
Dinner
Abendessen
Chicken
Huhn
Beef
Rindfleisch
Fish
Fisch
Ham
Schinken
Sausage
Wurst
Cheese
Käse
Eggs
Eier
Salad
Salat
Vegetables
Gemüse
Fruit
Obst
Bread
Brot
Noodles
Nudeln
Rice
Reis
Coffee
Kaffee
Tea
Tee
Juice
Saft
Mineral water
Mineralwasser
Tap water
Leitungswasser
Beer
Bier

Days of the week

Monday
Montag
Tuesday
Dienstag
Wednesday
Mittwoch
Thursday
Donnerstag
Friday
Freitag
Saturday
Samstag
Sunday
Sonntag

Numbers

One
Eins
Two
Zwei
Three
Drei
Four
Vier
Five
Fünf
Six
Sechs
Seven
Sieben
Eight
Acht
Nine
Neun
Ten
Zehn

Other useful expressions

Stomach medicine
Magentabletten
Aspirine
Schmerzmittel
Left
Links
Right
Rechts
Half
Die Hälfte
Less
Weniger
More
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