German Greetings

This is a list of greetings in German. Helpful when trying to check how others are doing or feeling during different times of the day.

Hi!: Hallo! / Guten Tag!
Good morning!: Guten Morgen!
Good afternoon!: Guten Nachmittag!
Good evening!: Guten Abend!
Welcome!: Willkommen! / Herzliches Willkommen!
How are you? (friendly): Wie gehts?
How are you? (polite): Wie geht es Ihnen?
What's up? (colloquial) : Was ist los?
I'm fine, thank you!: Ich bin gut, danke!
And you? (friendly): Und du?
And you? (polite): Und Ihnen?
Good: gut
Bad: schlecht
Happy: glücklich
Sad: traurig
Thank you!: Danke!
Thank you very much!: Vielen Dank!
You're welcome!: Bitte! / Bitte schön!
Have a nice day!: Schönen Tag noch!
Good night!: Gute Nacht!
See you later!: Bis später!
Have a good trip!: Gute Reise!
It was nice talking to you!: Es war schön, mit dir / Ihnen zu reden.

The above greetings in German are essential to daily conversations. You are very likely to use at least one of them in any given day. Check out the next topic below or choose your own subject from the menu above.

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