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By Paulina Christensen, Anne Fox, Wendy Foster

Part of German For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you go to a German restaurant, these expressions can come in very handy. Practice them first, so that you can relax and enjoy the dining experience.

English German Pronunciation
The menu, please. Die Speisekarte bitte. dee shpay-ze kâr-te bi-te.
I’d like…. Ich hätte gern…. iH -te gern….
I’d like…. Ich möchte gern…. iH merH-te gern….
Could you recommend something? Könnten Sie etwas empfehlen? kern-ten zee êt-vas
êm-pfey-len?
Another (beer) please. Noch (ein Bier) bitte. noH [ayn beer] bi-te.
Excuse me. Entschuldigen Sie bitte. ênt-shool-dee-gen zee bi-te.
The check, please. Die Rechnung bitte. dee rêH-noong bi-te.
A receipt, please. Eine Quittung bitte. ayn-e kvi-toong bi-te.
Enjoy your meal. Guten Appetit. gooh-ten âp-e-teet .