Introductory Phrases (German-DE)

Here are some basic introductory phrases to get you started. Please note that German uses a polite form of you (Sie) as well as the informal “du”.

Hallo! Hello!
Auf Wiedersehen!
Wie heisst du?
Wie heissen Sie?
What is your name?/What are you called?
Ich heisse _____. My name is _____./I am called _____.
Wie geht’s (dir)?
Wie geht’s Ihnen?
How are you?
Mir geht’s (gut/schlecht). I am (well/not well).
Wie alt bist du?
Wie alt sind Sie?
How old are you?
Ich bin ____ Jahre alt. I am ____ years old.
Wo wohnst du?
Wo wohnen Sie?
Where do you live?
Ich wohne in ______. I live in ______.
Guten Morgen! Good morning!
Guten Tag! Good day!
Guten Abend! Good evening!
Gute Nacht! Good night!
Bitte. Please.
Danke. Thank you.

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