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German Garden Vocabulary Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Language, Practice, vocabulary

Guten Tag! Today I’d like to teach you all about German garden vocabulary! We’ve had a great couple of posts on here about what things are called around the home, but nothing really focusing on the garden. As summer is in full swing (finally!) you’re probably spending more time outdoors, so here are the German words for everything you might find in your garden.

 

der Garten – the Garden

die Gartenarbeit – Gardening

 

Garden

Photo by linuxlibrarian on flickr.com under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Plants – die Pflanzen

Grass – das Gras

Tree – der Baum

Bush –der Busch/der Strauch

Hedge – die Hecke

Flower – die Blume

Weeds – das Unkraut

Earth/Soil – die Erde

Mushroom/Fungus – der Pilz

 

 

Insects

Photo by philfiddyment on flickr.com under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Creatures – die Vieche

 

Insect – das Insekt / der Käfer

Butterfly – der Schmetterling

Fly – die Fliege

Wasp – die Wespe

Bee – die Biene

Bumblebee – die Hummel

Ant – die Ameise

Bird – der Vogel

Ladybird – der Marienkäfer

Snail – die Schnecke

Slug – die Nacktschnecke (‚Naked Snail‘)

 

 

Shedding Sunset

Photo by mjsciald on flickr.com under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Areas – die Bereiche

Shed – der Schuppen

Garage – die Garage

Patio – die Terrasse

Greenhouse – das Gewächshaus

Conservatory – der Wintergarten

Garden fence – der Gartenzaun (der Zaun – fence)

Compost Heap – der Komposthaufen

Vegetable Garden – der Gemüsegarten

 

Wheelbarrow

Photo by erix on flickr.com under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Equipment & Other – die Gartengeräte und Sonstiges

Watering can – die Gießkanne

Lawnmower – der Rasenmäher

Rake – der Rechen

Hedge clippers/Shears – die Heckenschere

Plant pot – der Blumentopf

Wheelbarrow – die Schubkarre

Garden Gnome – der Gartenzwerg

Bucket – der Eimer

Washing line – die Wäscheleine

 

Exercise
Here’s a short exercise to test your knowledge on what you’ve just learnt. Can you match the photo to the German word? Each photo has a letter. Leave your answers in the comments! (Example: A1, B3 etc.)

wasp

A // Photo by 120374925@N06 on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

———————– 1. Die Blume

 

 

 

 

 

watering can

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

 

——————– 2. Die Heckenschere

 

 

 

 

 

shed

C // Photo by jerthebear on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

 

 

———————— 3. Die Wespe

 

 

 

 

flowers

D // Photo by paparutzi on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

 

—————————- 4. Die Gießkanne

 

 

 

 

 

Very Important Tool

E // Photo by barockschloss on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

—————- 5. Der Gartenzwerg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gartenzwerg

F // Photo by 95213174@N08 on flickr.com under a CC license (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

—————– 6. Der Schuppen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washing

G // Photo by harry_manback on flickr.com under a CC licesne (CC by 2.0)

 

 

———————— 7. Die Wäscheleine

 

 

 

 

 

Leave your answers in the comments and I’ll let you know how many you got right!

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it makes you feel like going outside. That’s how I feel now! 🙂

Bis bald!

Constanze

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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:

  1. Ana Schaaf:

    Thank you for this delightful post! Here are my answers:
    A-3, B-4, C-6, D-1, E-2, F-5, G-7. This was fun. I make vocabulary cards so that I can learn more words.

  2. Jim:

    Die Antworten füer das Gartenquiz! D1, A3, E2, F5, G7, B4, C6

    • Constanze:

      @Jim Richtig! Gut gemacht, Jim!

  3. Denise Leigh:

    1 Die Blume D; 2 Die Heckenschere E; 3 Die Wespe A; 4 Die Gießkanne B; 5 Der Gartenzwerg F; 6 Der Schuppen C; 7 Die Wäscheleine G