Nouns represent people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to refer to somebody or something. Memorize the German nouns below and you’ll be well equipped for almost every basic conversation.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Nouns

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Important nouns

EnglishGermanPronunciation
(Audio)
childKind
manMann
womanFrau
familyFamilie
town / cityStadt
countryLand
worldWelt
houseHaus
carAuto
street / roadStraße
shopGeschäft
Laden

doorTür
tableTisch
chairStuhl
windowFenster
newspaperZeitung
bookBuch
penKugelschreiber
bagTasche
rucksackRucksack
happinessFreude
loveLiebe
flowerBlume
ballBall
workArbeit
vacationUrlaub
passportPass
Ausweis

languageSprache
questionFrage
answerAntwort
beginning / startAnfang
endEnde

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