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.

Wie ist es Ihnen denn so ergangen?How have you been doing?
Wie geht's?How is it going?
Wie geht's?How goes it?
Wie geht's?How are things?
Nicht schlecht.Not bad.
Guten Morgen!Good morning!
Guten Tag!Good afternoon!
Guten Abend!Good evening!
Guten Nacht!Good night!
Guten Tag!How do you do?
Wie geht es Ihnen?How are you?
Wie geht es Ihnen?How is it going?
Wie geht es Ihnen?How are things?
Wie geht's?How are you?
Ich grüße Sie.Nice to see you!
Ich grüße Sie.It is nice to see you!
Es war nett, Sie kennenzulernen.It was nice meeting you!
Angenehm!Pleased to meet you!
Freut mich!Nice to meet you!
Es ist schön, Sie kennenzulernen.It is nice to meet you!
Schön, euch kennenzulernen.It is nice to meet you guys!
Sehr erfreut Sie kennen zu lernen!Very pleased to meet you!
Hallo und nett, Sie zu treffen!Hi and nice to meet you!
Danke, gut.I'm fine, thanks!
Wie heißt du?What's your name?
Ich heißeMy name is
Sehr gut.I feel great.
Sehr gut.Great.
Ganz gut.Okay.
Es geht.OK.
Es geht.I'm OK.

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