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German Vocabulary - Drinks

Hi German learners! 😊
In this lesson, we will learn about the German vocabulary related to drinks. Drinks are an important aspect of German culture, and there are many interesting facts and traditions associated with them. Let's dive in!

Don't hesitate to look into these other pages after completing this lesson: Drinks, Days of the Week, Idiomatic Expressions & Jobs.

Vokabeln - Vocabulary[edit | edit source]

Here are the most common German words for drinks:

German Pronunciation English
Wasser /ˈvasɐ/ water
Saft /zaft/ juice
Limonade /lɪmoˈnaːdə/ lemonade
Cola /ˈkola/ cola
Kaffee /ˈkafeː/ coffee
Tee /ˈteː/ tea
Bier /biːɐ̯/ beer
Wein /vaɪ̯n/ wine
Schnaps /ʃnaps/ schnapps
Cocktail /koˈkteɪ̯l/ cocktail

Notice that in German, we capitalize all nouns – not just proper nouns.

Useful Phrases[edit | edit source]

Here are some useful phrases for ordering drinks in Germany:

  • Ich möchte ein Bier, bitte. (I would like a beer, please.)
  • Darf es etwas zu trinken sein? (Would you like something to drink?)
  • Ich trinke immer Kaffee zum Frühstück. (I always drink coffee for breakfast.)
  • Eine Tasse Tee entspannt mich. (A cup of tea relaxes me.)

Remember to use "bitte" when asking for something, and "danke" when someone gives you what you asked for.

Culture and Tradition[edit | edit source]

Drinking beer is a significant part of German culture. There are over 1,300 breweries and 5,000 different brands of beer in the country. Germans also have a Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) that limits the ingredients of beer to just water, barley, hops, and yeast.

Another popular German drink is Apfelschorle, which is carbonated water mixed with apple juice. Germans love their sparkling water and it's often served in restaurants with lemon or orange flavoring.

And let's not forget about the famous German Christmas markets where you will find various hot drinks, such as Glühwein, which is mulled wine, and Kinderpunsch, a non-alcoholic hot punch for kids.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Here's a dialogue to help you see how these words are used in context:

  • Person 1: Was möchtest du trinken? (What would you like to drink?)
  • Person 2: Ich hätte gerne ein Glas Wein. (I would like a glass of wine.)
  • Person 1: Wir haben Rot- oder Weißwein. (We have red or white wine.)
  • Person 2: Ich nehme den Rotwein, danke. (I'll take the red wine, thank you.)

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

We hope you have learned some new German vocabulary related to drinks. Remember to practice using these words in context and don't be afraid to ask for help. To improve your German Vocabulary, you can also use the Polyglot Club website. Find native speakers and ask them any questions!

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➡ Feel free to edit this wiki page if you think it can be improved. 😎

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