German | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Può aiutarmi?
Können Sie mir bitte helfen?
Asking for help
Parla inglese?
Sprechen Sie Englisch?
Asking if a person speaks English
Parla _[lingua]_?
Sprechen Sie _[Sprache]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Non parlo _[lingua]_.
Ich spreche kein _[Sprache]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Non capisco.
Das verstehe ich nicht.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Salve!
Hallo!
Standard greeting
Ciao!
Hi!
Informal greeting
Buon giorno!
Guten Morgen!
Greeting used in the morning
Buona sera!
Guten Abend!
Greeting used in the evening
Buona notte!
Gute Nacht!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Come va?
Wie geht es Dir?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Bene, grazie.
Gut, danke.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Come ti chiami?
Wie heißt du?
Asking the other person's name
Mi chiamo _____.
Mein Name ist___.
Telling someone your name
Da dove vieni?
Woher kommst Du?
Asking about someone's origin
Vengo da ____.
Ich bin aus___.
Answering about your origin
Quanti anni hai?
Wie alt bist du?
Asking about someone's age
Ho ____ anni.
Ich bin___Jahre alt.
Answering about your age
Si
Ja
Positive reply
No
Nein
Negative reply
Per favore
Bitte
Filler word to add polite touch
Ecco qui!
Bitteschön!
Used when giving something to someone
Grazie.
Danke.
Thanking someone
Grazie mille.
Vielen Dank.
Thanking someone very warmly
Prego.
Gern geschehen.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Mi dispiace.
Es tut mir Leid.
Apologizing for something
Mi scusi.
Entschuldigung.
Getting the attention of someone
Niente.
Schon gut.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Nessun problema.
Kein Problem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Attenzione!
Aufpassen!
Making someone aware of a danger
Ho fame.
Ich habe Hunger.
Used when feeling hungry
Ho sete.
Ich habe Durst.
Used when feeling thirsty
Sono stanco.
Ich bin müde.
Used when feeling tired
Mi sento poco bene.
Ich bin krank.
Used when feeling sick
Non lo so.
Ich weiß nicht.
You don't know the answer to a question
E' stato un piacere conoscerti.
Es war nett, Sie kennenzulernen.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Arrivederci!
Auf Wiedersehen!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Vorrei fare un reclamo.
Ich möchte mich beschweren.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Chi è il responsabile qui?
Wer ist hier der Verantwortliche?
Finding out who is responsible
E' davvero inammissibile!
Das ist wirklich inakzeptabel.
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Rivoglio indietro i miei soldi!
Ich will mein Geld zurück!
Asking for a refund
Stiamo aspettando da più di un'ora.
Wir warten seit über einer Stunde.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Questo cibo è una merda!
Dieses Essen schmeckt scheiße!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Questa bibita sa di piscia!
Dieses Getränk schmeckt wie Pisse!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Questo posto è un cesso!
Dieser Ort ist ein Drecksloch!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Questa macchina è un rottame!
Dieses Auto ist Schrott!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
Il servizio fa cagare!
Die Bedienung ist eine Katastrophe!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Ci hanno pelato per bene!
Das ist eine totale Abzocke!
Rudely complaining about a high price
Cazzate!
Das ist doch Blödsinn!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Sei un cretino!
Du bist ein Vollidiot!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Non sai un cazzo!
Du verstehst einen Dreck davon!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Levati dalle palle!
Verpiss dich!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Vediamocela fuori!
Lass uns das draußen regeln!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment