Before we take a deep dive into German conversations, let’s get some basics down. This lesson will teach you how to say hello, goodbye, see you tomorrow and other useful phrases in German.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Saying Hello and Goodbye

Previous lesson: Numbers in German

Video: German in Three Minutes – Greetings in German

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Hello / ByeHallo / Tschüss
Good morning / Good DayGuten Tag / Guten Morgen
Good eveningGuten Abend
Good nightGute Nacht
Welcome! (informal)Willkommen! / Sei gegrüßt!
Welcome! (formal)Ich grüße Sie!
Welcome back!Willkommen zurück!


Goodbye!Auf Wiedersehen!
Sleep well!Schlaf gut!
So long!Bis gleich! / Bis dann!
See you tomorrow!Bis morgen!
Farewell!Mach’s gut!
Get out of here!Hau ab!
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