Grillen: One of Germany’s Favorite Activities Posted by Larissa on Apr 27, 2021 in Food
The sun has returned, and I have recently bought a new barbeque, which is what inspired me to write this post. Grillen (meaning “to barbeque” in German) is very popular in Germany and many people have a barbeque in their garden, on their balcony, or even have a small transportable one to take with them on picnics. Here are some keywords and sentences which are all based on grillen!
der Grill the barbeque
die Grillparty (to have) a barbeque
der Holzkohlegrill the charcoal barbeque
der Gasgrill the gas barbeque
der Anzündkamin the charcoal chimney
der Grillanzünder the lighter fluid
die Holzkohle the charcoal
die Flamme the flame
grillen to barbeque (verb)
der Grillrost the grill grate
die Zange the tongs
das Stabfeuerzeug the stick lighter
das Grillbesteck the barbeque cutlery
der Teller the plate
das Glas the glass
What To Eat
das Fleisch the meat
der Burger the burger
die Wurst the sausage
das Steak the steak
die Kartoffel the potato
der Senf the mustard
der Ketchup the ketchup
die Essiggurken the pickles
die Zwiebel the onion
der Grillkäse the cheese (specifically for the barbeque)
der Salat the salad
der Maiskolben the corn on the cob
die Burgerbrötchen the burger buns
“Was soll ich mitbringen?”
What shall I bring?
“Ich möchte mein Fleisch durch haben bitte”
I would like my meat well done please
“Ich möchte mein Fleisch halb durch haben bitte”
I would like my meat medium rare please
“Ich möchte mein Fleisch blutig haben bitte”
I would like my meat rare please
“Achtung, es ist heiss!”
Attention, it is hot!
“Ich bin vegetarier, ich esse kein Fleisch”
I am vegetarian, I don’t eat meat
“Möchtest du Senf auf deinen Burger?”
Would you like mustard on your burger?
“Was möchtest du trinken?”
What would you like to drink?
The most typical barbeque to use in Germany is a Holzkohlegrill (charcoal barbeque), this is because Germans claim that it gives the best barbeque smoky taste to food and also because you can buy small, transportable ones that are easy to take everywhere. There are specific areas in parks and for example on the river Isar in Munich where you are allowed to have a barbeque, making this a very popular weekend activity to do in the summer.
Do you own a barbeque, if so let me know if it is a Holzkohlegrill, a Gasgrill, or a completely different one, in the comments below!
Thanks for reading,
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