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Basic Questions in German

Part of the German For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you travel to a German-speaking country and need to know the time or where something is located, or you just want to get some basic information, a few common questions can come in very handy.

English German Pronunciation
Do you speak English? Sprechen Sie Englisch? shprêH-en zee êng-lish?
How are you? Wie geht es Ihnen? vee geyt ês een-en?
Would you help me please? Würden Sie mir bitte helfen? vuer-den zee meer bi-te hêl-fen?
What’s your name? Wie heißen Sie? vee hays-en zee?
What time is it? Wie viel Uhr ist es? vee feel oohr ist ês?
What’s the weather like? Wie ist das Wetter? ee ist dâs vêt-er?
How much does . . . cost? Wie viel kostet . . .? vee feel kos-tet…?
Where do I find . . .? Wo finde ich . . .? voh fin-de iH…?
Where are the bathrooms? Wo sind die Toiletten? voh zint dee toy-lêt-en?
Do you have…? Haben Sie…? hah-ben zee…?
Where is…? Wo ist…? voh ist…?
Could you please talk more slowly? Können Sie bitte langsamer sprechen? kern-en zee bi-te lâng-zâm-er shprêH-en?
Could you repeat that, please? Können Sie das bitte wiederholen? kern-en zee dâs bi-te vee-der-hoh-len?
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