Greetings in German language

Learn how to say common greeting phrases in German.


Below are some basic greetings in German. Click on an English phrase for additional translations into German, pronunciation, and grammar notes if available.

Ich heiße Alex.My name is Alex.
Er heißtHis name is
Sie heißtHer name is
Es heißtIts name is
Wie geht ist dir gesundheitlich?How's your health?
Es geht mir gut.I'm fine.
Was gibt's Neues?What's new?
Was machst du so?What's up?
Gibt es etwas Neues?Is there any news?
Was gibt's Neues?What's the news?
Und Ihnen?How about you?
Nichts Besonderes.Nothing special.
Nichts Besonderes.It is nothing special.
Nichts Besonderes.It is nothing to get excited about.
Sehr geehrter Herr!Dear Sir!
Sehr geehrte gnädige Frau!Dear Madam!
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!Dear Sir or Madam!
Lieber SergeiDear Sergei
Liebe NatashaDear Natasha
Was machst du?What are you doing?
Was machst du gerade?What are you doing now?
Was machst du gerade?What are you doing right now?
Willkommen in Deutschland!Welcome to Germany!
Mir geht es gut, danke.I'm well, thank you.
Mir geht es gut, danke, und Ihnen?I'm well, thanks, and you?

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