1000 Most Common German Words

This page continues the list of most common German words along with their English translation. By now, you should have learned the first 100 most frequent German words. Please, see the word index at the bottom of this page to access other parts of the frequency list.

Most Used German words 51-100

Rank  German word   English translation Part of speech
51. auch also, too, as well adverb
52. schon already, just, yet, indeed, surely; handle with care, spare (imperative singular, and colloquial 1st-person singular present of "schonen") adverb, verb
53. als than, when, as, while, as if conjunction
54. dann then, after that adverb
55. ihn him, it (accusative of "er") personal pronoun
56. mal times (adverb); to paint (imperative singular, and colloquial 1st-person singular present of "malen"); time (capitalized as a noun - Mal) adverb, verb, noun
57. hast (you) have (2nd-person singular present of the verb "haben"; e.g. "du hast") verb
58. sein to be, to have, to exist, there is / it is verb
59. ihr you, you all (plural, familiar; personal pronoun); her, to her (dative of sie; personal pronoun), ; her, its, their (possessive pronoun) personal pronoun, possessive pronoun
60. aus out; over, finished, up (adverb)from, out of; of; for, because of (preposition) adverb, preposition
61. um at (time), around (+ accusative); in order to, so as to (conjunction) preposition, conjunction
62. aber again (adverb); but, though (conjunction) adverb, conjunction
63. meine mine (feminine nominative/accusative singular, and nominative/accusative plural form of "mein"); to think, to mean (inflections of the verb "meinen") possessive pronoun, verb
64. Aber objection (noun) noun
65. wird (he/she/it) becomes (3rd-person singular present of "werden") verb
66. doch but, though, however; yet (conjunction); after all; really; yes, surely (adverb) conjunction, adverb
67. mein my possessive pronoun
68. bist (you) are (2nd-person singular present of "sein")  
69. im in the (contraction of "in" + "dem"; used with masculine or neuter nouns in the dative case) preposition
70. keine none, nobody, not any (pronoun); not a (negative indefinite article; accusative/nominative feminine and plural forms of "kein") pronoun, article
71. gut good (adjective); well (adverb); property, possessions, goods (capitalized as a noun - Gut) adjective, adverb, noun
72. oder or; isnt' it, isn't that so conjunction, particle
73. weiß white (adjective); (I) know, (he/she/it) knows (1st- and 3rd-person singular present of "wissen") adjective, verb
74. jetzt now; yet (adverb); the present, now (capitalized as a noun - Jetzt) adverb, noun
75. man one, they, you indefinite pronoun
76. nach to; after; according to (preposition) (+ dative); after, behind (adverb) preposition, adverb
77. werden to get, to become; will, to be going to; to be done (forms the passive voice) verb, auxiliary verb
78. wo where, somewhere; when adverb, conjunction
79. Oh oh interjection
80. will (I) want to, (he/she/it) wants to (1st- and 3-rd person singular present of "wollen") verb
81. also so, therefore, thus (conjunction); so, well (adverb); well (interjection) conjunction, adverb, interjection
82. mehr more; no longer (adverb); more (comparative form of "viel" and "sehr"); increase, excess (capitalized as a noun - Mehr) adverb, indefinite pronoun, noun
83. immer always adverb
84. muss (I) must/have to, (he/she/it) must, has to (1st- and 3rd-person singular present of "müssen")a must (capitalized as a noun - das Muss) verb, noun
85. warum why adverb
86. bei at, by, near, with, among (+ dative) preposition
87. etwas some, something, any (pronoun); somewhat, slightly, a little, a bit (adverb); something (capitalized as a noun - Etwas) indefinite pronoun, adverb, noun
88. nichts nothing indefinite pronoun
89. bitte please, you're welcome, excuse me, please do, go ahead; request, plea (capitalized as a noun - die Bitte); to ask (inflection of the verb "bitten") interjection, noun, verb
90. wieder again adverb
91. machen to make, do, prepare; to produce; to go; to put verb
92. diese this, these (nominative/accusative feminine and plural of "dieser") demonstrative pronoun
93. vor before, in front of (preposition); ago; forwards (adverb) preposition, adverb
94. können to be able to, can; to be allowed to, may; to know how to; ability, skill (capitalized when noun - Können) verb, auxiliary verb; noun
95. hab to have (1st-person present, colloquial; imperative singular of "haben"; e.g. "ich hab") verb
96. zum to the (contraction of zu + dem) preposition
97. gehen to go, walk; to leave; to work; to be in progress, last; to be going; to approach verb
98. sehr very adverb
99. geht (he/she/it) goes, is going; (you all) go, are going (3rd-person singular present; 2nd-person plural present; imperative plural of "gehen") verb
100. sehen to see, look; to take care of; to view, watch, observe; to notice verb

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