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Top 20 Most Requested Translations: English to German

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Top 20 Most Requested Translations: English to German

German is one of the most widely spoken languages with speakers all over the world. It is the official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein and one of the official languages of Switzerland and Luxembourg. German is a Germanic language, a member of the Indo-European language family, which traditionally was written in a Gothic style known as Fraktur until 1945. It was then written with the Roman characters used throughout the rest of Europe.

In emerging economies, interest in learning German is rising rapidly due to Germany’s political and economic weight and its leadership in technology. To give yourself a small head start you may want to begin with the 20 most frequently requested German phrases.

Top 20 Requested Translations:

English:

German:

Hello

Hallo

Good bye

Auf Wiedersehen

Merry Christmas

Frohe Weihnachten

Happy Holidays

Frohe Festtage

Happy Birthday

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag

Happy New Year

Ein gutes Neues Jahr!

Congratulations

Herzlichen Glückwunsch

What time is it?

Wie spät ist es?

Where is the bathroom?

Wo ist die Toilette?

My name is…

Ich heiße…

What is your name?

Wie heißen Sie?

Peace

Friede, Frieden

Welcome

Herzlich willkommen

Thank you.

Vielen Dank

You are welcome.

Gern geschehen!

Where can I find a hospital?

Wo gibt es hier ein Krankenhaus?

Where can I find a bank?

Wo gibt es hier eine Bank?

Where can I find a good restaurant?

Wo gibt es hier ein gutes Restaurant?

Where can I find a taxi?

Wo kann ich ein Taxi finden?

Where can I find an airport?

Wo gibt es hier einen Flughafen?

There are other words that are commonly translated, like numbers and months, for content that includes things like dates and time.

Translations of 1 to 20:

Numbers:

Zahlen:

One

eins

Two

zwei

Three

drei

Four

vier

Five

fünf

Six

sechs

Seven

sieben

Eight

acht

Nine

neun

Ten

zehn

Eleven

elf

Twelve

zwölf

Thirteen

dreizehn

Fourteen

vierzehn

Fifteen

fünfzehn

Sixteen

sechzehn

Seventeen

siebzehn

Eighteen

achtzehn

Nineteen

neunzehn

Twenty

zwanzig

 

Months of the Year:

Months:

Monate:

January

Januar

February

Februar

March

März

April

April

May

Mai

June

Juni

July

Juli

August

August

September

September

October

Oktober

November

November

December

Dezember

 

Summary

Although globalization is positioning English as the world language, German will remain an important international language due to Germany’s political power, innovations and technologies. As our world continues to become more and more globalized, it’s important to determine which countries or regions present an opportunity for your business or brand to grow and thrive. Part of determining which areas to expand into is understanding the languages of your target audiences. By being aware of the most commonly requested phrases for translation, you begin to understand how to communicate with your potential customers.

Sources:
  • https://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en/categories/culture-media/attractive-language

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