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Everyday Words - New Words
Here you learn some little important words which you use every day. If you want to listen to the pronunciation, click on the button in front of the respective word.
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|bitte||['bɪtə]||please, as a question: Pardon? or: You are welcome|
|bitte schön||['bɪtə ʃø:n]||offering sth: Here you are, or: You are welcome.|
|bitte sehr||['bɪtə ze:ɐ]||offering sth: Here you are, or: You are welcome.|
|danke||['daŋkə]||thank you, thanks|
|danke schön||['daŋkə ʃø:n]||thank you very much, thanks very much|
|danke sehr||['daŋkə ze:ɐ]||thank you very much, thanks very much|
|vielen Dank m||['fi:lən daŋk]||many thanks, thank you very much|
|Entschuldigung f||[ɛnt'ʃʊldɪgʊŋ]||Excuse me, also: Sorry|
When you are standing in front of a counter in a butcher shop or in a bakery, the shop assistant might say "Bitteschön!" when it is your turn in the sense of "What would you like to have?".
Here in Germany, it belongs to the good social etiquette to say thank you for something. Otherwise people might find it impolite and have the impression that you take their help for granted.