Ultimate Guide To German Transportation Vocabulary

View of the Hohenzollern Bridge with ships and boat in Cologne Germany in pink Sunset

Traveling in, around, or through Germany? Then you must get to know German transportation vocabulary! Knowing terms and phrases related to how to get around in the German language will really help make all your travel desires easier.

The German word for transportation is Transport. In fact, a number of German words for transportation sound like they do in English translations, or very similar anyways.

Let’s begin by learning a bit about Germany and why you might want to travel there. Afterward, you can be sure we’ll cover the most important German transportation vocabulary you need to know!

Museum Island in Berlin with boats in the river

Germany – The Basics

Here are some key travel facts about Germany

  • Location: Central Europe
  • Bordering nations: Denmark, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Population: Over 83 million
  • Other Major Cities: Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf
  • Climate: Temperate and marine
  • Weather: between 23°C (73°F) and 26°C (79°F) during the summer and 0°C (32°F) during winter
  • Main transportation mode: Bus or public transport
  • Public transportation system: U-Bahn, S-Bahn
  • Interesting places to visit:
    • Neuschwanstein Castle
    • Berlin Zoological Garden
    • The Black Forest
    • The Rhine
    • The Berlin Wall
    • Brandenburg Gate

In order to visit each of these attractions, you’ll need to know some German language to get around. Let’s get learning!

Train, Ship and car are important german transportation vocabulary

Common Modes Of Transportation In Germany

Even though the majority of people in the larger cities get around on bus or public transport, it’s handy to know familiar and new words related to transportation. Here are some common types of transportation in German.

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Airplanedas Flugzeug[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]jegvild[/Speechword]
Bike/bicycledas Fahrrad[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Fahrrad [/Speechword]
Boatdas Boot[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Boot[/Speechword]
Busder Bus[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bus [/Speechword]
Cardas Auto / der Wagen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das auto/der Wagen[/Speechword]
Container Shipdas Containerschiff[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Containerschiff[/Speechword]
Cruise Shipdas Kreuzfahrtschiff[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Kreuzfahrtschiff[/Speechword]
Ferrydie Fähre[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Fähre[/Speechword]
Helicopterder Hubschrauber[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Hubschrauber[/Speechword]
Mopeddas Moped[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Moped [/Speechword]
Motorcycledas Motorrad[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Motorrad[/Speechword]
On footzu Fuss[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]zu Fuss[/Speechword]
Sailboatdas Segelboot[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Segelboot[/Speechword]
Scooterder Roller[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Roller[/Speechword]
Shipdas Schiff[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Schiff [/Speechword]
Streetcardie Straßenbahn[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Straßenbahn [/Speechword]
Subway/Metrodie U-Bahn[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die U-Bahn[/Speechword]
Taxidas Taxi[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Taxi[/Speechword]
Tractorder Traktor[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Traktor[/Speechword]
Trainder Zug[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Zug [/Speechword]
Tramdie Straßenbahn[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Straßenbahn[/Speechword]
Trolleybusder Oberleitungs-Bus[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Oberleitungsbus[/Speechword]

Places To Get Transportation

It’s important to know the names of the places where you need to catch your bus, plane, or train! So here they are!

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Airportder Flughafen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Flughafen[/Speechword]
Bus station / Bus stopdie Bushaltestelle[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Bushaltestelle[/Speechword]
Highwaydie Autobahn[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Autobahn[/Speechword]
Metro Stationdie U-Bahn Station[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die U-Bahn Station[/Speechword]
Metro stopdie U-Bahn-Haltestelle[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die U-Bahn-Haltestelle[/Speechword]
Road / Streetdie Straße[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Straße[/Speechword]
Train stationder Bahnhof[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bahnhof[/Speechword]
Tram stopdie Straßenbahnhaltestelle[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Straßenbahnhaltestelle[/Speechword]
S-Bahn Stationdie S-Bahn Station[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die S-Bahn Station[/Speechword]
S-Bahn stopdie S-Bahn-Haltestelle[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die S-Bahn-Haltestelle[/Speechword]

How To Ask About Transportation In German

What do you do if you can’t find the place you need or if you aren’t sure what to do when you get there? Ask! Here are some useful questions to help you get around Germany.

English QuestionGerman QuestionPronunciation
Where is the train station?Wo ist der Bahnhof?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo ist der Bahnhof?[/Speechword]
Which train station do I get off at?An welchem ​​Bahnhof steige ich aus?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]An welchem ​​Bahnhof steige ich aus?[/Speechword]
Where is the nearest metro station?Wo ist die nächste U-Bahn-Haltstelle?[Speechword voice=”Wo ist die nächste U-Bahn-Haltstelle?[/Speechword]
Where can I get a taxi?Wo bekomme ich ein Taxi?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo bekomme ich ein Taxi?[/Speechword]
How can I get to the airport?Wie komme ich zum Flughafen?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie komme ich zum Flughafen?[/Speechword]
What’s the quickest way to get to the train station?Wie komme ich am schnellsten zum Bahnhof?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie komme ich am schnellsten zum Bahnhof?[/Speechword]
Where is the entrance to the highway?Wo ist die Einfahrt zur Autobahn?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo ist die Einfahrt zur Autobahn?[/Speechword]
I’ll take my bikeIch nehme das Fahrrad.[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Ich nehme das Fahrrad.[/Speechword]
Where does the bus leave from?Von wo fährt der Bus ab?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Von wo fährt der Bus ab?[/Speechword]
Can I get off at the next station?Kann ich an der nächsten Station aussteigen?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Kann ich an der nächsten Station aussteigen?[/Speechword]
Where is the next bus stop?Wo ist die nächste Bushaltestelle?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo ist die nächste Bushaltestelle?[/Speechword]
Woman with backpack standing at a ticket counter in Germany

Different Kinds Of Transportation Tickets

You can’t go anywhere without a ticket! Make sure you know how to ask for one and understand if people are asking you to show your ticket.

English QuestionGerman QuestionPronunciation
Bus ticketder Busfahrschein[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Busfahrschein[/Speechword]
Metro ticketdas U-Bahn-Ticket[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das U-Bahn-Ticket[/Speechword]
One-way streetdie Einbahnstraße[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Einbahnstraße[/Speechword]
Plane ticketdas Flugzeugticket[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Flugzeugticket[/Speechword]
Round tripdie Rundfahrt[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Rundfahrt[/Speechword]
Ticketdie Fahrkarte[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Fahrkarte[/Speechword]
Ticket officeder Fahrkartenschalter[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Fahrkartenschalter[/Speechword]
Train ticketdie Fahrkarte[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Fahrkarte[/Speechword]
Tram ticketdas Straßenbahnticket[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Straßenbahnticket[/Speechword]

How To Ask About Transportation Tickets In German

English QuestionGerman QuestionPronunciation
How much is the bus ticket?Wie viel kostet das Busticket?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie viel kostet das Busticket?[/Speechword]
How much for a one-way ticket?Wie viel kostet eine einfache Fahrt?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie viel kostet eine einfache Fahrt?[/Speechword]
How much for a round-trip ticket?Wie viel kostet ein Hin- und Rückfahrticket?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie viel kostet ein Hin- und Rückfahrticket?[/Speechword]
Do you have discounts for students?Haben Sie Ermäßigungen für Studenten?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Haben Sie Ermäßigungen für Studenten?[/Speechword]
Where can I buy a train ticket?Wo kann ich ein Zugticket kaufen?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo kann ich ein Zugticket kaufen?[/Speechword]
Are there any tickets available?Sind noch Tickets erhältlich?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Sind noch Tickets erhältlich?[/Speechword]
View of TV tower and train arriving at train station Alexanderplatz in Berlin Germany

Public Transport Related Vocabulary In German

Seeing as public transportation is so incredible in Germany, you’ll be using it a lot. Here are some words you can use to help you find and use public transportation in Germany.

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Passengerder Fahrgast[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Fahrgast[/Speechword]
Public transportationdie öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel[/Speechword]
The busder Bus[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bus[/Speechword]
The platformder Bahnsteig[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bahnsteig[/Speechword]
The stopdie Haltestelle[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Haltestelle[/Speechword]
The subwaydie U-Bahn[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die U-Bahn[/Speechword]
The ticketdie Fahrkarte[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Fahrkarte[/Speechword]
The timetableder Fahrplan[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Fahrplan[/Speechword]
The trainder Zug[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Zug[/Speechword]
The train stationder Bahnhof[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bahnhof[/Speechword]
The tramdie Straßenbahn[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Straßenbahn[/Speechword]
To catcherwischen / kriegen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]erwischen kriegen[/Speechword]
To changeumsteigen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]umsteigen[/Speechword]
To reservereservieren[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]reservieren[/Speechword]
To standstehen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]stehen[/Speechword]
To validateentwerten[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]entwerten[/Speechword]
Three cars standing that are main mode of transportation in Germany

Car Related Vocabulary In German

You may find that you’d rather rent a car than take the train or other modes of transport to get around. Here are some useful terms you should know when driving a car.

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
to drivefahren[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]fahren[/Speechword]
Driver’s licenseder Führerschein[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Führerschein[/Speechword]
Fuel/gasdas Benzin[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Benzin[/Speechword]
Gas tankder Benzintank[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Benzintank[/Speechword]
Number plate (license plate)das Kennzeichen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Kennzeichen[/Speechword]
to parkparken[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]parken[/Speechword]
The brakedie Bremse[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Bremse[/Speechword]
The bumperdie Stoßstange[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Die Stoßstange[/Speechword]
The cardas Auto[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Auto[/Speechword]
The doordie Autotür[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Autotür[/Speechword]
The driverder Fahrer / die Fahrerin[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Fahrer die Fahrerin [/Speechword]
The engineder Motor[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Der Motor[/Speechword]
The gas stationdie Tankstelle[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Die Tankstelle[/Speechword]
The gearsder Gang[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Gang[/Speechword]
The headlightder Scheinwerfer[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Der Scheinwerfer[/Speechword]
The pedaldas Pedal[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Das Pedal[/Speechword]
The seatder Sitz[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Der Sitz[/Speechword]
The steering wheeldas Lenkrad[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Lenkrad[/Speechword]
The tiredas Rad[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Rad[/Speechword]
Turn signal (blinker)der Blinker[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Blinker[/Speechword]
Windscreendie Windschutzscheibe[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Windschutzscheibe[/Speechword]

Car Related Conversational Phrases In German

English PhraseGerman PhrasePronunciation
Where can I rent a car?Wo kann ich ein Auto mieten?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo kann ich ein Auto mieten?[/Speechword]
How much is the car rental?Wie viel kostet die Autovermietung?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie viel kostet die Autovermietung?[/Speechword]
The engine has stopped workingDer Motor funktioniert nicht mehr.[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Der Motor funktioniert nicht mehr[/Speechword]
The car won’t startDas Auto springt nicht an.[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Das Auto springt nicht an[/Speechword]
Where’s the nearest gas station?Wo ist die nächste Tankstelle?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo ist die nächste Tankstelle?[/Speechword]
What kind of fuel does it use?Welche Art von Kraftstoff wird verwendet?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Welche Art von Kraftstoff wird verwendet?[/Speechword]
The car has a flat tireDas Auto hat einen platten Reifen.[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Das Auto hat einen platten Reifen[/Speechword]
Group with six tourists riding a bicycle through Munich Germany

Bicycle-Related Vocabulary In German

After public transport, cycling is the German’s favorite way to get around. Here are the words to help your bicycle around too.

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Bicycledas Fahrrad[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Fahrrad[/Speechword]
Cyclistder Radfahrer / die Radfahrerin[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Radfahrer/die Radfahrerin[/Speechword]
The pedaldas Pedal[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Pedal[/Speechword]
The tireder Reifen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Reifen[/Speechword]
Helmetder Helm[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Helm[/Speechword]
To ridefahren[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]fahren[/Speechword]
shadow of a businessman with trolley in front of an Airport window where a plane is flying

Airplane-Related Vocabulary In German

Airplanes are most commonly taken to fly in and out of Germany rather than within it. It’s most likely that you’ll be traveling by train, but just in case, here is vocabulary relating to plane travel.

At The Airport

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Airportder Flughafen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Flughafen[/Speechword]
Arrivaldie Ankunft[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Ankunft[/Speechword]
Boarding passdie Bordkarte[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Bordkarte[/Speechword]
Cancelledabgesagt[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Abgesagt[/Speechword]
Check-inder Check-in[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Check-in[/Speechword]
Connectiondie Verbindung[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Verbindung[/Speechword]
Delayedverspätet[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Verspätet[/Speechword]
Departureder Abflug[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Abflug[/Speechword]
Gateder Flugsteig[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Flugsteig[/Speechword]
Gate Numberdie Flugsteignummer[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Flugsteignummer[/Speechword]
Jet enginedas Flugzeugtriebwerk[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Flugzeugtriebwerk[/Speechword]
Luggagedas Gepäck[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Gepäck[/Speechword]
On-timepünktlich[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Pünktlich[/Speechword]
One-way ticketdas One-Way-Ticket[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das One-Way-Ticket[/Speechword]
Roundtrip ticketdie Hin- und Rückfahrkarte[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Hin- und Rückfahrkarte[/Speechword]
Seat bookingdie Sitzplatzreservierung[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Sitzplatzreservierung[/Speechword]
Security checkdie Sicherheitskontrolle[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Sicherheitskontrolle[/Speechword]
Terminaldas Terminal[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Terminal[/Speechword]
Ticketdie Fahrkarte[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Fahrkarte[/Speechword]
Transitdie Durchreise[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Durchreise[/Speechword]

On The Airplane

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Airplanedas Flugzeug[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Flugzeug[/Speechword]
Aisle seatder Gangplatz[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Gangplatz[/Speechword]
Board / boardingeinsteigen / an Bord gehen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]einsteigen an Bord gehen[/Speechword]
Economy classdie Economyclass[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Economyclass[/Speechword]
Crewdie Besatzung[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Besatzung[/Speechword]
Flight attendantder Flugbegleiter / die Flugbegleiterin[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Flugbegleiter die Flugbegleiterin[/Speechword]
Hand luggagedas Handgepäck[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Handgepäck[/Speechword]
Landlanden[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Land[/Speechword]
Passportder Reisepass[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Reisepass[/Speechword]
Pilotder Pilot / die Pilotin[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Pilot/die Pilotin[/Speechword]
Window seatder Fensterplatz[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Fensterplatz[/Speechword]

Airplane Travel Related Phrases In German

English PhraseGerman PhrasePronunciation
Is the plane on time?Ist das Flugzeug pünktlich?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Ist das Flugzeug pünktlich?[/Speechword]
How long will the plane be delayed?Wie lange wird das Flugzeug Verspätung haben?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie lange wird das Flugzeug Verspätung haben?[/Speechword]
Where is my gate?Wo ist mein Flugsteig?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo ist mein Flugsteig?[/Speechword]
Which terminal do I go to?Zu welchem Terminal muss ich gehen?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Zu welchem Terminal muss ich gehen?[/Speechword]
I’d like a window seatIch hätte gerne einen Fensterplatz[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Ich hätte gerne einen Fensterplatz[/Speechword]
I’d like an aisle seatIch möchte einen Gangplatz[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Ich möchte einen Gangplatz[/Speechword]
Trains in Germany train related vocabulary in German

Train Related Vocabulary In German

You also be likely to take a train while traveling through Germany, especially if you have a Eurorail pass

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Aisleder Gang[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Gang[/Speechword]
Canceledgestrichen / abgesagt[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]gestrichen / abgesagt[/Speechword]
Delayedverspätet[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]verspätet[/Speechword]
On-timepünktlich[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]pünktlich[/Speechword]
Platformder Bahnsteig[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bahnsteig[/Speechword]
Seat numberdie Sitznummer[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Sitznummer[/Speechword]
Trainder Zug[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Zug[/Speechword]
Train numberdie Zugnummer[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Zugnummer[/Speechword]
Train stationder Bahnhof[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bahnhof[/Speechword]
Windowdas Fenster[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Fenster[/Speechword]

Train Travel Related Phrases In German

English PhraseGerman PhrasePronunciation
Which platform do I go to?Auf welche Plattform gehe ich?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Auf welche Plattform gehe ich?[/Speechword]
Where is the seat number (insert number)?Wo ist die Platznummer _ ?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wo ist die Platznummer[/Speechword]
Do I get off here?Steige ich hier aus?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Steige ich hier aus?[/Speechword]
How long will the train ride take?Wie lange dauert die Zugfahrt?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Wie lange dauert die Zugfahrt?[/Speechword]
Is there food available on the train?Gibt es Essen im Zug?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Gibt es Essen im Zug?[/Speechword]
Are there washrooms on board?Gibt es Waschräume an Bord?[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]Fensterplatz[/Speechword]
View of the port in Hamburg were boats and big ships are parking

Sea Or Ship Related Vocabulary In German

Part of Germany borders the ocean, so you might end up on a boat at some point. Just in case you do, here are the German words you’ll need.

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Anchorder Anker[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Anker[/Speechword]
Boat das bootdas Boot[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Boot[/Speechword]
Bowder Bug[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Bug[/Speechword]
Cabindie Kajüte[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Kajüte[/Speechword]
Dockdas Dock[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Dock[/Speechword]
Life jacket/ life saving devicedie Rettungsweste / das Rettungsgerät[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Rettungsweste das Rettungsgerät[/Speechword]
Lifeboatdas Rettungsboot[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Rettungsboot[/Speechword]
Portder Hafen[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]der Hafen[/Speechword]
Sailboatdas Segelboot[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Segelboot[/Speechword]
Seadas Meer[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Meer[/Speechword]
Shipdas Schiff[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Schiff[/Speechword]
Sterndas Heck[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Heck[/Speechword]
Aerial view of the Autobahn the german highway

Traffic And Driving Related Vocabulary In German

Important signal signs with their German meaning and pronunciation are below to help you drive around easier.

English WordGerman WordPronunciation
Green lightdie grüne Ampel[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die grüne Ampel[/Speechword]
One-way streetdie Einbahnstraße[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Einbahnstraße[/Speechword]
Red lightdie rote Ampel[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die rote Ampel[/Speechword]
Speed limitdas Tempolimit[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Tempolimit[/Speechword]
Stop signdas Stoppschild[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]das Stoppschild[/Speechword]
Traffic lightdie Ampel[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Ampel[/Speechword]
U-turndie Kehrtwende[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die Kehrtwende[/Speechword]
Yellow lightdie gelbe Ampel[Speechword voice=”Deutsche Male” isinline]die gelbe Ampel[/Speechword]

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Practice your skills with mini-games and track your progress with fun quizzes

Mix of languages

Choose from over 60 languages, both big and small, and listen to audio from native speakers

Proven results

Backed by linguistic research, our learning methods can help you achieve fluency in record time