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Vocabulary Lists Common Ways to Say Hello

Common Ways to Say Hello

Gängige Ausdrücke zur Begrüßung in der deutschen Sprache.
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Good afternoon.
Guten Tag.
Good afternoon.
"Guten Tag" ist eine Begrüßung, die man vom Mittag bis zum frühen Abend gebraucht.
"Good afternoon," is a greeting used from noon to early evening.
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Good morning.
Guten Morgen.
Good morning.
Good evening.
Guten Abend.
Good evening.
Guten Abend. Willkommen.
Good evening. Welcome.
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How are you?
Wie geht es dir?
How are you?
Mir geht es gut, wie geht es dir?
I'm doing very well, how are you?
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Long time no see.
Lange nicht gesehen.
Long time no see.
What's up?
Wie geht's?
What's up?
How have you been?
Wie ist es dir ergangen?
How have you been?
It's nice to meet you.
Es freut mich, Sie kennenzulernen.
It's nice to meet you.
How's it going?
Wie geht's?
How's it going?
Hello!
Hallo!
Hello!
It's nice to see you again.
Es ist schön dich wiederzusehen.
It's nice to see you again.
How's everything?
Wie läuft's?
How's everything?
Yo!
Yo!
Yo!
How's your day?
Wie ist dein Tag?
How's your day?
Hey!
Hey!
Hey!
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GermanPod101.com
Monday at 3:37 pm
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Do you know any other way to say Hello in German? Leave a comment!


P.S. Check out German Greeting lesson:

https://www.germanpod101.com/2015/05/23/3minute-german-2-greetings/

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GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 8:17 am
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Hello Reham,


Interesting you ask that.

"Grüß Gott" is the equivalent to "Guten Tag",

but you will hear it mostly in the South, where people

are mostly catholic.


Thank you.


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 8:15 am
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Hi Janette,


Thank you for a good question.👍

Since the formal "Ihnen" is used, it is really

mostly a polite add-on to a greeting nowadays. One

doesn't really expect the other person to go into details

about their personal health. A simple reply would be "Danke, gut."


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 8:01 am
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Hi Martin,


You can write "kennen zu lernen" or "kennenzulernen".

Both are correct.


Thank you.


If you have any further questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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GermanPod101.com
Tuesday at 7:55 am
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Hi Linda,


Glad you liked it.👍😉


Thank you.


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Reinhard

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Reham
Monday at 3:02 am
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Das Lektion ist nützlich. Danke schön.

Was bedeutet Grüß Gott

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Janette
Monday at 2:55 am
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When would you use: Wie geht es Ihnen?

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martin
Sunday at 4:28 pm
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is "kennenzulernen' all one word?

Useful lesson

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Linda
Sunday at 1:50 am
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Das ist gut. Danke

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GermanPod101.com
Wednesday at 9:32 pm
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Hello Glenn,


Thank you for commenting. "Grüß Gott" also can be heared frequently in southern Germany.


Sincerely,

Anne

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Glenn Gattud
Monday at 6:07 pm
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Good words. Any coloquial forms in german that differ by region. I had someone from Switzerland say something that I couldn't tell if it was German or Italian. There's also this greeting from Austria that sounded a bit strange like Grus Gott or something..