Greetings in German

One of the most important elements of communicating in the German language is knowing how to properly greet others and introduce yourself. The German people are very friendly and enjoy speaking with foreigners, but if you don't know even a few basic greetings like "Hello", "How are you?" or "Thank you", you're going to struggle. Below we'll explore the most common, and useful, German greetings that will help you introduce yourself to others and start communicating in German quickly. Click on any blue button to hear a greeting, then repeat the greeting out load.
English
German
Good morning!
Guten Morgen!
Good day!
Guten Tag!
Good evening!
Guten Abend!
Hello!
Hallo!
How are you?
Wie geht es Ihnen?
Very well.
Sehr gut.
Fine.
Gut.
So-so.
Es geht.
What's your name?
Wie heißen Sie?
My name is Rebecca.
Mein Name ist Rebecca.
It's nice to meet you.
Schön, Sie kennen zu lernen.
See you soon.
Bis bald.
Goodnight.
Gute Nacht.
Goodbye.
Auf Wiedersehen.
Where do you live?
Wo wohnen Sie?
I live in Frankfurt.
Ich wohne in Frankfurt.
This is my friend.
Das ist ein Freund von mir
This is my boyfriend
Das ist mein Freund.
This is my girlfriend.
Das ist meine Freundin.
This is my husband.
Das ist mein Mann.
This is my wife.
Das ist meine Frau.
I had a wonderful time.
Ich hatte eine wunderbare Zeit.
Please visit me.
Bitte besuchen Sie mich.
Can you help me?
Können Sie mir behilflich sein?
Do you speak English?
Sprechen Sie Englisch?
Excuse me.
Entschuldigen Sie.
Very well, thanks.
Danke, gut.
Here is/are...
Hier ist/sind...
You're welcome.
Bitte.
Thank you.
Danke.
Please.
Bitte.
Yes, please/No, thank you.
Ja, bitte/Nein, danke.
Yes/No.
Ja/Nein.