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Top 100 German Words (1-50) Edited and ranked by frequency of use German Reading Vocabulary Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Word

der (den, dem, des) die (der, den) und in (im) von (vom) zu (zum, zur) das (dem, des) mit sich auf fr ist (sein, sind, war, sei, etc.) nicht ein (eine, einen, einer, einem, eines) als auch es an (am/ans) werden (wurde, wird) aus er hat (haben, hatte, habe) dass / da sie nach bei um noch wie ber so Comment/Link "the" m. - definite article See Nouns and Gender "the" f. - definite article See Nouns and Gender "and" - coordinating conjunction "in, into" (in the) "of, from" See Dative Prepositions "to; at; too" preposition or adverb See Dative Prepositions "the" n. - definite article See Nouns and Gender "with" - See Dative Prepositions "himself, itself, yourself" See Two-Way Prepositions See Accusative Prepositions "is" (to be, are, was, be, etc.) "not" "a, an" - indefinite article "as, than, when" "also, too" "it" "to, at, by" - See Two-Way Prepositions "become, get" Verbs: werden See Nouns and Gender Verbs: sein See Reflexive Verbs See Two-Way Prepositions

"from, out of" - See Dative Prepositions "he, it" - personal pronoun Verbs: haben "that" - See Double-s words and Subordinating conjunctions "she, it; they" - personal pronoun See Personal Pronouns "to, after" - See Dative Prepositions "at, by" - See Dative Prepositions "around, at" "still, yet" "as, how" "about, over, via" "so, such, thus" See Two-Way Prepositions See Accusative Prepositions See Personal Pronouns

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Sie nur oder aber vor (vorm, vors) bis mehr durch man Prozent (das) kann (knnen, konnte, etc.) gegen schon wenn sein (seine, seinen, etc.) Mark (Euro)

"you" (formal) "only"

See Personal Pronouns

"or" - coordinating conjunction "but" - coordinating conjunction "before, in front of; of" See Two-Way Prepositions "by, until" "more" "by, through" "one, they" "percent" "be able, can" "against; around" "already" "if, when" See Subordinating conjunctions Modal Verbs: knnen See Accusative Prepositions See Accusative Prepositions Personal Pronouns See Accusative Prepositions

"his" - possessive pronoun Der Euro was put into circulation in Jan. 2002, so "Mark" (Deutsche Mark, DM) is far less frequent now. See: Deutsch und der Euro "her, their" - possessive pronoun "then" "under, among" See Two-Way Prepositions

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ihre/ihr dann unter wir soll (sollen, sollte, etc.) ich Jahr (das, Jahren, Jahres, etc.) zwei diese (dieser, dieses, etc.) wieder Uhr will (wollen, willst, etc.) zwischen immer Millionen (eine Million) was sagte (sagen, sagt)

"we" - See Personal Pronouns "should, ought to" Modal Verbs: sollen

Obviously "ich" (I) would rank higher for spoken German, but it also ranks high in print. "year" "two" - See Numbers - Part 1 "this, these" - dieser-word "again" (adv.) Most frequently used as "o'clock" in telling time. "wants" ("to want, want," etc.) Modal Verbs: sollen "between" "always" (adv.) "millions" ("a/one million") "what" "said" (past) "say, says" See Numbers - Part 2 See Two-Way Prepositions

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gibt (es gibt; geben) alle seit muss (mssen) doch jetzt drei neue (neu, neuer, neuen, etc.) damit bereits da ab ohne sondern selbst ersten (erste, erstes, etc.) nun etwa heute weil ihm Menschen (der Mensch) Deutschland (das)

"gives" ("there is/are; to give") "all, everyone" "since" See Dative Prepositions

"must" ("to have to, must") "but, nevertheless, after all" particle See 'Doch' ...and Other Tricky German Words "now" - adverb "three" "new" adjective "with it/that; by that; because of that; so that" da-compound (with preposition) "already" adverb "since, because" (prep.), "there, here" (adv.) "off, away; exit" (theater); "from, starting at" - adv./prep. "without" "but rather" "myself, himself," etc.; "self-; even (if)" first adverb "now; then; well?" "about, approximately; for instance" (adv.) "today, nowadays" (adv.) because See Subordinating conjunctions See Numbers - Part 1 See Accusative Prepositions See Numbers - Part 1

"to/for him" personal pronoun (dative) "people" ("human being") "Germany"

anderen (andere, anderes, etc.) "other(s)" rund ihn Ende (das) jedoch Zeit (die) uns Stadt (die) geht (gehen, ging, etc.) sehr hier ganz "approximately, about" (adv.) "him" personal pronoun (accusative) "end" "nevertheless" "time" "us, to us" personal pronoun (accusative or dative) "city, town" "goes" ("to go, went," etc.) "very" "here" "entire(ly), complete(ly), whole(ly)"

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Berlin (das)

"Berlin"

Top 30 Words - Spoken German Ranked by frequency of use German Speaking Vocabulary Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ich das die ist nicht ja du der und sie so wir was noch da mal mit auch in es zu aber habe / hab' den eine schon man doch Word "I" - personal pronoun Comment/Link See Personal Pronouns "the; that (one)" neuter - definite article or demonstrative pronoun) See Nouns and Gender "the" f. - definite article "is" - form of "to be" (sein) "not" "yes" - See Essential German "you" familiar - See Sie und du "the" m. - definite article "and" "she, they" "so, thus" "we" - personal pronoun "what" "still, yet" "there, here; since, because" "times; once" particle "with" - See Dative Prepositions "also, too" "in, into" - See 2-Way Prepositions "it" - personal pronoun See Personal Pronouns See Dative Prepositions "to; at; too" preposition or adverb "(I) have" - Verbs: haben "the" - (form of der or dative plural) See Accusative Case and Dative Case "a, an" fem. indefinite article See Nouns and Gender "already" "one, they" Personal Pronouns "but, nevertheless, after all" particle See 'Doch' ...and Other Tricky German Words See Personal Pronouns See Nouns and Gender See Nouns and Gender See Verbs: sein

"but" - See Coordinating/Subordinating Conjunctions

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war dann

"was" - past tense of "to be" (sein) "then"