Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the German adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning German“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishGermanPronunciation
(Audio)
goodgut
badschlecht
newneu
oldalt
smallklein
large / biggroß
longlang
shortkurz
cheapbillig / günstig
expensiveteuer
light / clearhell / klar
darkdunkel
latespät
earlyfrüh
interestinginteressant
boringlangweilig
tiredmüde
easy / simpleleicht / einfach
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right / correctrichtig
wrongfalsch
strongstark
weakschwach
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