A brief list of useful German travel phrases
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These translations indicate how to say the word phonetically.

hello = HALLO
goodbye = AOF VEE-DER-ZAYN
please = BIT-TE
thank you =
FEEL-IN DANK
it is nice to meet you = NET SEE KEN-NEN ZU LER-NEN
take me to my hotel = BRING-EN SEE MICH ZU MY-NEM HO-TEL
where is the bathroom = WO IST DAS BAHD-ZIM-MER or WO SIND DIE TOI-LET-TEN
how much does this cost = VY-VEAL KOS-TET DAS
help = HILFE
doctor = DOCK-TORE
police = PO-LIT-ZEE
pharmacy = A-POTH-EKE
taxi = TAXI
train = TSUG
subway = U-BAHN
bus = BUS
street = SCHTRAHSSE
left = LINKS
right = RECHTS
middle = MIT-TEH
under = UN-TER
beef = RIND
chicken = PU-LEH or HUHN
lamb = LAM
fish = FISCH
pork = SCHVINE
veal = KALB
ham = SCHIN-KEN
broil = GRIL-LEN
bake = BAC-KEN
boil = KO-CHEN
fry = BRA-TIN
vegetable = GE-MUSE
salad = SAL-AT
bread = BROT
cheese = KAEZE
rice = REIS
potato = KAR-TOF-FEL
soup = SUP-PAH
chocolate = SHOW-KO-LAYD
dessert = DES-SERT
coffee = KAF-FEY
tea = TEE
milk = MILCH
beer = BEER
purified water = ME-NER-OL VOSS-ER


Last revision: January 4, 2003
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