Comparative

German Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in German. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at German Classes.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, German, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in German

Comparative German Audio
As... asso ... wie
Tallergrößer
Shorterkürzer
Youngerjünger
Olderälter
As tall as So groß wie
Taller thangrößer als
Shorter thankürzer als
More beautifulschöner
Less beautifulweniger schön
Most beautifulam schönsten
Happyglücklich
Happierglücklicher
Happiestder/die/das glücklichste
You are happyDu bist glücklich / Sie sind glücklich / ihr seid glücklich
You are as happy as MayaDu bist so glücklich wie Maya
You are happier than MayaDu bist glücklicher als Maya
You are the happiestSie sind der glücklichste
Goodgut
Betterbesser
Bestam besten
Badschlecht
Worseschlechter
Worstam schlechtesten

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in German

Shopping German Audio
Can you take less?Können Sie weniger nehmen?
Do you accept credit cards?Akzeptieren Sie Kreditkarten?
How much is this?Wie viel kostet das?
I'm just lookingIch schau mich nur um
Only cash please!Nur Barzahlung bitte!
This is too expensiveDas ist zu teuer
CafeCafé
CashGeld
Cheapbillig
CheckScheck
CinemaKino
Credit cardKreditkarte
Expensiveteuer
Gas stationTankstelle
MuseumMuseum
ParkingParken
PharmacyApotheke
SupermarketSupermarkt

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in German

Restaurant German Audio
I'm vegetarianIch bin Vegetarier
It is very delicious!Es schmeckt mir sehr gut!
May we have the check please!Können wir bitte die Rechnung haben?
The bill please!Die Rechnung bitte!
Waiter / waitress!Kellner / Kellnerin!
What do you recommend? (to eat)Was empfehlen Sie?
What's the name of this dish?Wie heisst dieses Gericht?
Where is there a good restaurant?Wo gibt es ein gutes Restaurant?
A cup ofEin Tasse
A glass ofEin Glas
Black pepperSchwarzer Pfeffer
BreadBrot
DessertDessert; Nachtisch
FoodLebensmittel
ForkGabel
KnifeMesser
MenuSpeisekarte
NapkinServiette
PlateTeller
SaladSalat
SaltSalz
Saltysalzig
SoupSuppe
Spicywürzig
SpoonLöffel
Sweetsüß
TableTisch
Tip (money for the waiter)Trinkgeld
WaterWasser

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in German about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.

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