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German vocabulary: das Auto – car Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in Language

When you are on a visit in Germany you may want to take a trip around the countryside. The best way to do so is to rent a car. The following phrases are useful.


Ich möchte ein Auto mieten.

iH möH-tuh ayn ou-toh mee-tuhn

I would like to rent a car.


Wieviel kostet es am Tag (in der Woche)?

vee-feel kos-tuht es Am tahk (in deyR vo-CHuh)

How much does it cost per day (per week)?


Welches Auto empfehlen Sie mir?

vel-Huhs ou-toh em-pfey-luhn zee meeR

Which car do you recommend?


Ist das Benzin im Preis enthalten?

ist dAs ben-tseen im pRays ent-hAl-tuhn

Is the gasoline included in the price?


Wie teuer ist die Versicherung?

vee toy-uhR ist dee veR-si-Huh-Roong

How expensive is the insurance?



Here are a few more words that you should know when talking about cars:


German Pronunciation English
das Fenster dAs fen-stuhR window
das Nummernschild dAs noo-meRn-shilt license plate
das Rad dAs Raht wheel
das Rücklicht dAs Rük-liHt tail light
der Auspuff deyR ous-poof exhaust
der Benzintank deyR ben-zeen-tAnk Gas tank
der Blinker deyR blin-kuhR turn signal
der Keilriemen deyR kayl-ree-muhn fan belt
der Kofferraum deyR ko-fer-roum trunk
der Kotflügel deyR koht-flü-guhl fender
der Kühler deyR küh-luhR radiator
der Motor deyR mo-tohR motor
der Scheibenwischer deyR shay-buhn-vi-shuhR windshield wiper
der Türgriff deyR tühR-gRif door handle
der Vergaser deyR feR-gah-suhR carburetor
die Antenne dee An-te-nuh antenna
die Batterie dee bA-te-Ree battery
die Motorhaube dee mo-tohR-hou-buh hood
die Reifen dee Ray-fuhn tires
die Scheinwerfer dee shayn-weR-fuhR headlights
die Stoßstange dee shtohs-shtAn-guh bumper
die Windschutzscheibe dee vint-shutz-shay-buh windshield
die Zündkerzen dee tsünt-ker-tsuhn Sparkplugs
das Armaturenbrett dAs A-mA-tew-ruhn-bRet dashboard
das Gaspedal dAs gahs-pey-dahl accelerator
das Handschuhfach dAs hAnt-shew-fAH glove compartment
das Lenkrad dAs lenk-raht steering wheel
das Radio dAs Rah-deeoh radio
der Rückspiegel deyR Rük-shpee-guhl rear-view mirror
die Bremsen dee bRem-suhn brakes
die Hupe dee hew-puh horn
die Kupplung dee kup-lung clutch
die Schaltung dee shAl-tung gear shift
die Zündung dee tsün-dung ignition
der Wagenheber deyR vah-guhn-hey-buhR jack
der Ersatzreifen deyR eR-zAts-Ray-fuhn spare tire


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