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English-German Phrasebook

Contents | A-I | J-R | S-Z | Phrasebook
Sample Letters/Resumés

Also see: Im Büro, a glossary of items found in a typical office.

Business German Phrasebook
Some useful words and expressions
in English and German
Where One Works
For occupations see Lektion 14 of
German for Beginners
English Deutsch
bank/at, in a bank die Bank/bei der Bank, in einer Bank
factory/in a factory die Fabrik/in einer Fabrik
highrise/in a highrise das Hochhaus/in einem Hochhaus
office/in an office das Büro/im Büro, in einem Büro
skyscraper/in a skyscraper der Wolkenkratzer/in einem Wolkenkratzer

Also see: Im Büro, a glossary of
items found in a typical office.

Useful Phrases
English Deutsch
Do you have an appointment? Sind Sie angemeldet?
I have an appointment at 3 o'clock with... Ich habe einen Termin um 3 Uhr mit...
I need to see... Ich möchte zu...
On the Phone
Am Telefon

Also see: Using the Telephone in German
I'd like to speak with Mr./Mrs. Smith Ich möchte Herrn/Frau Smith sprechen.
Would you like to leave a message? Möchten Sie eine Nachricht hinterlassen?
Can I leave a message? Kann ich eine Nachricht hinterlassen?
I'll connect you. Ich verbinde.
He/She is not in today. Er/Sie ist heute nicht im Haus.

MORE > Using the Telephone in German

Also see: Im Büro, a glossary of items found in a typical office.

Business Letter Phrases
Also see sample letters
English Deutsch
  SalutationsAnreden
Dear Madame: (no name) Sehr geehrte gnädige Frau,
Dear Mr. Maier: Sehr geehrter Herr Maier,
Lieber Herr Maier,
(less formal)
Dear Ms./Mrs. Maier: Sehr geehrte Frau Maier,
Liebe Frau Maier,
(less formal)
  Note: German uses Frau for Ms./Miss/Mrs. Any woman over the age of about 18 should always be addressed as Frau in German.
Dear Sir: (no name) Sehr geehrter Herr,
Dear Sirs: Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
  Opening PhrasesStartphrasen
Enclosed please find... In der Anlage sende ich Ihnen...
Thank you for your letter of the 15th of May Vielen Dank für Ihr Schreiben vom 15. Mai
I'm writing to ask if... Ich möchte Sie bitten, mir mitzuteilen, ob...
Would you please send me... Schicken Sie mir bitte...
  Closing PhrasesSchlussphrasen
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Ich würde mich sehr freuen, bald von Ihnen zu hören.
Thanking you in advance... Mit vielen Dank im Voraus...

Contents | A-I | J-R | S-Z
Phrasebook | Sample Letters/Resumés

Also see: Im Büro, a glossary of items found in a typical office.


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