German Language Blog

Basic German Sentences and Vocabulary Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Language

Frohes neues Jahr! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday and a great end to 2016. Now that Christmas is over and it’s back to work, I’ve made a post for anyone who’s new here and learning German from scratch (or anyone who needs a refresher!). In this post I’ll show you how to say basic, useful sentences and also some helpful vocabulary to get you going.

Frohes neues Jahr! Own photo taken in Munich.

Basic Vocabulary

ich                               I

du                               you

euch                           you (plural)

wir                              we

sie                               she (when written with a capital “S” it is also the formal word of “you”)

er                                 he

weil                            because

warum                       why

wie                              how

was                              what


Introducing Yourself in German

Hallo, Ich heisse Larissa                                                   Hello, I’m called Larissa

Wie heisst du?/wie heissen Sie?                                  Whats your name?/formal version

Ich komme aus England                                                  I come from England

Ich wohne in Deutschland                                              I live in Germany

Wo wohnst du?/wo wohnen Sie?                                Where do you live?/formal version

Ich bin 23 Jahre alt                                                           I am 23 years old

Wie alt bist du?                                                                 How old are you?


Helpful sentences

Ich habe einen Termin mit…                                          I have an appointment with…

Ich brauche hilfe                                                                 I need help

Ich habe mich verlaufen                                                  I am lost

Ich habe meine Tasche verloren                                    I have lost my bag


Basic conversation

Wie geht es dir?                                                                  How are you?

Mir geht es gut danke, und dir?                                 I am well thank you, and yourself?

Ich habe hunger                                                                  I am hungry

Ich bin müde                                                                         I am tired

Ich bin nervös                                                                   I am nervous

Ich bin glücklich                                                                 I am happy


Do you have any new years resolutions this year? If you have any I’ll be happy to hear about them in the comments section below! I hope this posts helps start off your journey to learning German, or as a helpful reminder how to say some simple sentences!

Own photo.

Bis zum nächsten Mal,

(until the next time),


Tags: , , , , , , ,
Keep learning German with us!

Build vocabulary, practice pronunciation, and more with Transparent Language Online. Available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Try it Free Find it at your Library
Share this:
Pin it

About the Author: Larissa

Hello I'm Larissa. I live in Germany and I am half German and half English. I love sharing my passion for Germany with you through my posts! Apart from writing posts I teach fitness classes in Munich.


  1. Mahdi:

    Hello Larrisa

    All you have presented on this page, it is undoubtedly the greatest introduction to German language. I hope you will be posting more materials here.
    Thank you very much indeed!