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Do You Speak German? How to Ask & Answer This Common Question

When you first start learning German, one of the early questions you may hear, or want to ask is ‘do you speak German?’ In fact, it’s such a common question it’s worth learning how ask and answer this question as a set phrase. One occasion I was waiting in a hotel lobby, when a local…

8 Grateful Ways to Say ‘You’re Welcome’ in German
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8 Grateful Ways to Say ‘You’re Welcome’ in German

When someone says ‘thank you’ to you, the normal reaction is to respond with ‘you’re welcome’. This is considered polite and because of this, it’s important to learn how to say ‘you’re welcome’ in German. Fortunately this is quite straightforward. Like in English there are a few variations to the phrase and after reading this…

How to Say ‘Where Are You From?’ in German
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How to Say ‘Where Are You From?’ in German

Whenever you meet someone new, it’s nice to learn a bit more about them. Learning to ask ‘where are you from?’ in German, will give you a useful ice-breaker that can lead on to an interesting conversation. Germany is known to be quite multicultural in many of it’s cities, so you’ll probably encounter people whose…

Introductions in German: 25 Easy Ways to Introduce Yourself
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Introductions in German: 25 Easy Ways to Introduce Yourself

The more time you spend in German speaking countries, or just learning German, the more people you’ll meet. Some situations will require introductions in German, and some won’t. For those times when you need to introduce yourself, this post is for you. There are many different ways to introduce yourself. Some introductions may be shorter,…