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Back To School! German Vocabulary Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Children, Language, School

Guten Tag! September represents the start of a new Schuljahr (school year). Do you remember how you felt at this time? Perhaps you felt die Aufregung (excitement) at seeing your friends again, or die Angst (fear) at going somewhere new? In this post I’ll give you all the vocabulary you need to paint the picture of going back to school in German.

(( For posts on what the school system is like in Germany, click here, here and here.  ))

Like a school uniforms.

das Schuluniform. Photo by mujitra on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

 

Do you have the correct uniform?
(Although, in German schools, there is no uniform!)

School uniform – die Schuluniform

Blouse – die Bluse

Skirt – der Rock

Trousers – die Hose

Blazer – der Blazer

Socks – die Socken

Shoes – die Schuhe

Tie – die Krawatte

Physical education (P.E.) Kit – die Sportuniform

 

Physik-Hobby

das Lehrbuch. Photo by 26010838@N06 on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

 

Do you have all of your stationery and books?

Schoolbag – die Schultasche

Book (coursebook/textbook) – das Lehrbuch

Book (notebook/pad) – der Notizblock (paper pad) / das Notizbuch (notebook) / das Heft (notebook)

Folder – die Mappe

Paper – das Papier

Pen – der Kugelschreiber (biro)

Pencil – der Bleistift

Pencil sharpener – der Bleistiftspitzer

Pencil case – das Mäppchen

Ruler – das Lineal

Rubber – der Radiergummi

Ink cartridge – die Tintenpatrone

Calculator – der Taschenrechner

 

Classroom.

das Klassenzimmer. Photo by mujitra on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

Do you know where you are going, and who is taking your lessons?

Classroom – das Klassenzimmer

Assembly hall – die Aula

Corridor – der Korridor

Canteen – die Kantine

Library – die Bibliothek

Gym/sports hall – die Turnhalle

Teacher – der Lehrer (m) / die Lehrerin (f)

Headteacher – der Rektor

Grade/mark – die Note

Subject – das Fach

 

Homework

die Hausaufgaben. Photo by hades2k on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

What about after school/ when you’re not in class?

Homework – die Hausaufgaben

After-school activities – die außerschulische Aktivitäten

Detention – das Nachsitzen

Break – die Pause

Campus

der Campus. Photo by 23221002@N00 on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

 

If you’re at university, the following vocabulary also applies:

Campus – der Campus

Professor – der Professor

Lecture – die Vorlesung

Faculty – die Fakultät

Laptop – der Laptop

Coursework – die Kursarbeit

Dissertation – die Dissertation

 

Test your knowledge! Study the list above, then, without using the list, tell me what the German word is for the things in the following photos! Send me your answers in the comments. I’ll let you know how many you got right!

 

pencil

PHOTO A. // By cookieater2009 on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

 

School Shoes

PHOTO B. // Photo by sassymom on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

 

Calculator

PHOTO C. // Photo by 68751915@N05 on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY-SA 2.0)

GYM

PHOTO D. // Photo by alan-light on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

Book Bags on a Bus

PHOTO E. // Photo by paulhami on flickr.com under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Custer County High School, Miles City

PHOTO F. // Photo by dave_mcmt on flickr.com under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

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Servus! I'm Constanze. I'm half English and half German. I write here because I'm passionate about my languages and my roots. I also work as a translator & group fitness instructor.


Comments:

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