1000 most common German words

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List of the most common German vocabulary words

  1. der [article] (the)
  2. sein [verb] (to be) This is the most common German verb. It is frequently used as a copular verb, in which case it links an adjective or a noun to the subject of the sentence.
  3. ein [article] (a)
  4. werden [verb] (will) Its use as an auxiliary verb makes this one of the most common German words. It is used alongside another verb to form the future tense or the passive voice.
  5. in [preposition] (in)
  6. sie [pronoun] (she)
  7. haben [verb] (to have) one of the most common German verbs, it is also used as a “helper verb” to form the present perfect tense of other verbs.
  8. auf [preposition] (on)
  9. es [pronoun] (it)
  10. und [conjunction] (and)
  11. zu [preposition] (to)
  12. an [preposition] (on)
  13. mit [preposition] (with)
  14. für [preposition] (for)
  15. von [preposition] (from)
  16. sich [pronoun] (itself)
  17. dieser [pronoun] (this)
  18. auch [adverb] (also)
  19. er [pronoun] (he)
  20. nicht [adverb] (not)
  21. bei [preposition] (at)
  22. können [verb] (to be able) this German verb is a modal verb and as such needs another verb to complement it.
  23. wir [pronoun] (we)
  24. aus [adverb] (out)
  25. geben [verb] (to give)
  26. ich [pronoun] (I)
  27. ihr [pronoun] (her)
  28. sollen [verb] (should, to have to)
  29. nach [preposition] (after)
  30. um [preposition] (around)
  31. noch [adverb] (still)
  32. aber [conjunction] (but)
  33. kein [pronoun] (no)
  34. über [preposition] (above)
  35. neu [adjective] (new) this adjective is the antonym of “alt” which means “old”.
  36. kommen [verb] (to come)
  37. hier [adverb] (here)
  38. nur [adverb] (only)
  39. vor [preposition] (before)
  40. gehen [verb] (to go, to walk)
  41. durch [preposition] (through)
  42. Prozent [noun] (percent)
  43. gut [adjective] (good)
  44. dann [adverb] (then)
  45. so [adverb] (so)
  46. stehen [verb] (to stand)
  47. Jahr [noun] (year)
  48. liegen [verb] (to lie)
  49. Euro [noun] (euro)
  50. groß [adjective] (big)
  51. müssen [verb] (to have to)
  52. jetzt [adverb] (now)
  53. finden [verb] (to find)
  54. weit [adjective] (wide)
  55. wollen [verb] (to want)
  56. nun [adverb] (now)
  57. was [pronoun] (what)
  58. unser [pronoun] (our)
  59. machen [verb] (to make)
  60. wie [adverb] (how)
  61. als [conjunction] (as)
  62. aller [adjective] (all)
  63. sehr [adverb] (very)
  64. wieder [adverb] (again)
  65. schon [adverb] (already)
  66. bleiben [verb] (to remain)
  67. erster [numeral] (first)
  68. unter [preposition] (under)
  69. ab [preposition] (from)
  70. sehen [verb] (to see)
  71. immer [adverb] (always)
  72. dabei [adverb] (nearby, besides)
  73. da [adverb] (there)
  74. mehr [adjective] (more)
  75. gegen [preposition] (against)
  76. dort [adverb] (there)
  77. deutsch [adjective] (German)
  78. jeder [pronoun] (everyone)
  79. allerdings [adverb] (however, certainly)
  80. oder [conjunction] (or)
  81. bis [conjunction] (until)
  82. man [pronoun] (man)
  83. beginnen [verb] (to begin)
  84. zwei [numeral] (two)
  85. ganz [adjective] (entire) this adjective can also be used as an adverb in which case it means “very”.
  86. heute [adverb] (today)
  87. bereits [adverb] (already)
  88. damit [adverb] (in order to)
  89. mein [determiner] (my)
  90. also [conjunction] (so)
  91. hoch [adjective] (high) this adjective is the antonym of “tief” which means “low” and is also a common German word. Used as an adverb it means “up”.
  92. jedoch [adverb] (however)
  93. Zeit [noun] (time)
  94. Uhr [noun] (hour) Just like its English equivalent, “hour”, this German noun comes from the Latin word “hōra”. In German, in addition to meaning “hour” it can also mean a device which tells time such as “clock” or “watch”.
  95. außerdem [adverb] (in addition)
  96. weiter [adjective] (further)
  97. dazu [adverb] (in addition to)
  98. vieler [adjective] (many)
  99. gelten [verb] (to be valid)
  100. beide [determiner] (both)
  101. Tag [noun] (day)
  102. erfolgen [verb] (to happen)
  103. seit [conjunction] (since)
  104. natürlich [adjective] (natural) this adjective can also be used as an adverb in which case it means “naturally” or “of course”.
  105. klein [adjective] (small) This adjective is the antonym to “groß” meaning “big”. Both are common German words.
  106. nehmen [verb] (to take)
  107. Mensch [noun] (person, human) in addition to meaning “human”, this word can also be used as an interjection in which case it means “wow” or “gosh”.
  108. alle [pronoun] (everyone)
  109. erhalten [verb] (to receive)
  110. zeigen [verb] (to point at)
  111. steigen [verb] (to climb)
  112. stellen [verb] (to place)
  113. führen [verb] (to lead)
  114. fallen [verb] (to fall)
  115. betragen [verb] (to be)
  116. gehören [verb] (to belong)
  117. rund [adjective] (round) This German adjective can also be used as an adverb, in which case it means “around” or “approximately”. It originally comes from the Latin word “rotundus” meaning “round”.
  118. wichtig [adjective] (important)
  119. Kind [noun] (child)
  120. zudem [adverb] (moreover)
  121. Seite [noun] (page) in addition to meaning “page”, this noun can also mean “side”.
  122. Mann [noun] (man)
  123. viel [pronoun] (a lot of)
  124. du [pronoun] (you)
  125. alt [adjective] (old) This German adjective is the antonym of “jung” which means “young”. Both of these adjectives are common German words.
  126. uns [pronoun] (us)
  127. sprechen [verb] (to speak)
  128. Frau [noun] (woman) this noun is also used as the conventional title of respect to address a woman, equivalent to the English “Mrs”. For instance, this word is often used when writing an email in German.
  129. anderer [adjective] (other)
  130. Unternehmen [noun] (company) This common German noun comes from the verb “unternehmen” which means “to undertake”.
  131. dafür [adverb] (for that)
  132. ohne [preposition] (without)
  133. drei [numeral] (three)
  134. halten [verb] (to hold)
  135. ja [adverb] (yes)
  136. möglich [adjective] (possible)
  137. Million [noun] (a million)
  138. einfach [adjective] (easy) This adjective has a synonym, “leicht” which also appears in this list of the most common German words.
  139. Punkt [noun] (point)
  140. bieten [verb] (to offer)
  141. bringen [verb] (to bring)
  142. Polizei [noun] (police)
  143. bestehen [verb] (to succeed)
  144. zwischen [preposition] (in between)
  145. dürfen [verb] (to be allowed to)
  146. zurück [adverb] (back)
  147. nächster [adjective] (next)
  148. Problem [noun] (problem) This German word is the same as the corresponding English word, the only difference is that in German it is capitalized as all German nouns are written with a capital letter. On a related note, “Lösung” which means “solution” is also among the most common German nouns.
  149. zweiter [numeral] (second)
  150. spielen [verb] (to play)
  151. etwas [pronoun] (something)
  152. Bild [noun] (picture)
  153. statt [preposition] (instead of)
  154. Ergebnis [noun] (result) This German noun comes from the verb “ergeben” meaning “to result” with the addition of the suffix “-nis” which is used to form nouns from verbs or adjectives.
  155. eigen [adjective] (own)
  156. Fall [noun] (case) This word represents a useful concept, which is why it is so common in the German language. This German noun also appears in the formation of the adverb “jedenfalls” which means “in any case”.
  157. welcher [determiner] (which one)
  158. laufen [verb] (to run)
  159. einiger [adjective] (some)
  160. erst [adverb] (first)
  161. Preis [noun] (price)
  162. Stadt [noun] (city)
  163. derzeit [adverb] (currently)
  164. ihnen [pronoun] (them)
  165. setzen [verb] (to put)
  166. erwarten [verb] (to expect)
  167. legen [verb] (to lay)
  168. ebenfalls [adverb] (also)
  169. sagen [verb] (to say)
  170. erreichen [verb] (to reach)
  171. stark [adjective] (strong) this adjective is the antonym of “schwach” which means “weak”. In colloquial German, it means “awesome”.
  172. Ende [noun] (end)
  173. entstehen [verb] (develop)
  174. Land [noun] (country)
  175. Frage [noun] (question)
  176. Haus [noun] (house)
  177. ihm [pronoun] (him)
  178. Spiel [noun] (game)
  179. brauchen [verb] (to need)
  180. insgesamt [adverb] (all in all)
  181. bitte [adverb] (please)
  182. ihn [pronoun] (him)
  183. wegen [preposition] (because)
  184. zunächst [adverb] (first)
  185. Woche [noun] (week)
  186. fordern [verb] (to demand)
  187. folgen [verb] (to follow)
  188. Leben [noun] (life)
  189. etwa [adverb] (approximately)
  190. mir [pronoun] (me)
  191. letzter [adjective] (last)
  192. leicht [adjective] (not heavy, easy)
  193. entsprechend [adjective] (corresponding) This adjective is related to the verb “entsprechen” which means “to correspond”.
  194. Arbeit [noun] (work)
  195. befinden [verb] (to occupy a place)
  196. lang [adjective] (long)
  197. Teil [noun] (part)
  198. Grund [noun] (reason)
  199. planen [verb] (to plan)
  200. Information [noun] (information)
  201. selbst [particle] (personally)
  202. fehlen [verb] (to lack)
  203. Geld [noun] (money)
  204. suchen [verb] (to search)
  205. schön [adjective] (beautiful) This is a useful word for German compliments. Note that this word should not be confused with the word “schon”. The latter, which does not have an umlaut, is a German adverb meaning “already”.
  206. richtig [adjective] (correct)
  207. Dollar [noun] (dollar)
  208. Deutschland [proper noun] (Germany)
  209. sogar [adverb] (even)
  210. gewinnen [verb] (to win) this verb is the antonym of “verlieren” which means “to lose”.
  211. schnell [adjective] (quick) this adjective is the antonym of “langsam” which means “slow”. Used as an adverb it means “quickly”.
  212. verlieren [verb] (to lose) this verb is the antonym of “gewinnen” which means “to win”.
  213. mal [adverb] (times)
  214. schwer [adjective] (heavy) this adjective is the antonym of “leicht” which means “light”. It can also mean “difficult” and as such is a synonym of “schwierig” which is also a common German word.
  215. arbeiten [verb] (to work)
  216. schließlich [adverb] (in the end)
  217. ziehen [verb] (to pull)
  218. verschieden [adjective] (different)
  219. eigentlich [adverb] (actually)
  220. bisher [adverb] (so far)
  221. Zahl [noun] (number)
  222. denn [conjunction] (then)
  223. Angebot [noun] (offer) This German noun originates from the verb “bieten” which means “to offer”. You will often encounter this word in relation to sale offers.
  224. Programm [noun] (program)
  225. treffen [verb] (to meet)
  226. bekannt [adjective] (known)
  227. wer [pronoun] (who) this pronoun originates from the Old High German “wer” which means “man”. Together with other question words such as “was”, “wo”, “wann” and “wie”, it is among the most common German words.
  228. Stunde [noun] (hour)
  229. lassen [verb] (to let)
  230. tun [verb] (to do)
  231. Weg [noun] (path)
  232. sterben [verb] (to die)
  233. besonders [adverb] (especially)
  234. deshalb [adverb] (therefore)
  235. fast [adverb] (nearly)
  236. Welt [noun] (world)
  237. Name [noun] (name)
  238. dadurch [adverb] (through it)
  239. bekommen [verb] (to get)
  240. inzwischen [adverb] (in the meantime)
  241. Geschichte [noun] (story) in addition to meaning “story”, this noun also means “history”.
  242. übernehmen [verb] (to take over)
  243. tragen [verb] (to carry)
  244. Aktie [noun] (share)
  245. Entscheidung [noun] (decision) this German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “entscheiden” which means “to decide”.
  246. Ziel [noun] (goal) This German word can mean “goal”, “target” or “purpose”. It represents a useful concept, and as such it is a very common word in the German language.
  247. danach [adverb] (thereafter)
  248. nichts [pronoun] (nothing)
  249. Monat [noun] (month)
  250. fahren [verb] (to drive)
  251. fest [adjective] (firm)
  252. dennoch [adverb] (anyhow)
  253. spät [adjective] (late) Together with its antonym, “früh” meaning “early”, both these words are among the most common German words. This is understandable considering the importance of punctuality in German culture.
  254. Erfolg [noun] (success)
  255. deutlich [adjective] (clear) This adjective has a synonym, “eindeutig” which is a little bit less common, but which still appears in this list of common German words.
  256. bestätigen [verb] (to confirm)
  257. nennen [verb] (to name)
  258. aktuell [adjective] (current)
  259. Platz [noun] (place)
  260. kosten [verb] (to cost)
  261. vielleicht [adverb] (perhaps)
  262. weniger [adjective] (less) this comparative adjective is the antonym to “mehr” which means “more”.
  263. Thema [noun] (topic)
  264. mich [pronoun] (me)
  265. mehrere [pronoun] (several)
  266. sorgen [verb] (to worry) in English “to care for”. The reflexive form “sich sorgen” means “to worry”. For more on this, see this article on German reflexive verbs.
  267. leben [verb] (to live)
  268. Minute [noun] (minute)
  269. einmal [adverb] (once)
  270. Beispiel [noun] (example)
  271. kurz [adjective] (short)
  272. Ort [noun] (location)
  273. jung [adjective] (young)
  274. helfen [verb] (to help)
  275. gleich [adjective] (equal) this adjective can also be used as an adverb in which case it means “right away”.
  276. vier [numeral] (four)
  277. Kosten [noun] (cost)
  278. schaffen [verb] (to create)
  279. genau [adjective] (exact)
  280. Familie [noun] (family)
  281. Projekt [noun] (project)
  282. dauern [verb] (to last)
  283. wählen [verb] (to choose)
  284. rechnen [verb] (to count)
  285. handeln [verb] (to act)
  286. bilden [verb] (to form)
  287. Mitarbeiter [noun] (employee) This German word is formed as the combination of the prefix “mit-” meaning “with”, and the noun “Arbeiter” which means “worker”.
  288. entscheiden [verb] (to decide)
  289. nie [adverb] (never)
  290. Schule [noun] (school) This word has the same etymological origin as its English equivalent “school”. Both originate from the Latin word “schola” meaning “school”. Given the importance of education, it is not surprising that this word features among the most common German words.
  291. bislang [adverb] (so far)
  292. Folge [noun] (consequence, sequence)
  293. Mitglied [noun] (member)
  294. Einsatz [noun] (usage)
  295. schließen [verb] (to shut down) this verb is the antonym of “öffnen” which means “to open”.
  296. Markt [noun] (market)
  297. damals [adverb] (at that time, in those days)
  298. Wert [noun] (worth)
  299. unterschiedlich [adjective] (differing)
  300. starten [verb] (to start)
  301. schreiben [verb] (to write)
  302. Berlin [proper noun] (Berlin)
  303. gesamt [adjective] (total)
  304. fünf [numeral] (five)
  305. zählen [verb] (to count)
  306. wachsen [verb] (to grow)
  307. leider [adverb] (unfortunately) this adverb has its roots in the noun “Leid” which means “sorrow”.
  308. Zukunft [noun] (future) This common noun originates from the verb “kommen” which means “to come”.
  309. davon [adverb] (from it)
  310. zusätzlich [adjective] (additional) This adjective is also used as an adverb. It is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the noun “Zusatz” which means “addition”.
  311. teilen [verb] (to share)
  312. zusammen [adverb] (together) this adverb is a synonym to “gemeinsam” which is also a common German word.
  313. unterstützen [verb] (to support)
  314. oft [adverb] (often)
  315. voll [adjective] (full)
  316. frei [adjective] (free)
  317. Entwicklung [noun] (development) This German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “entwickeln” which means “to develop".
  318. weiterhin [adverb] (still)
  319. Internet [noun] (internet)
  320. heißen [verb] (to be named) this verb is one of the most common words in German as it is used to say one’s name for e.g. “Ich heiße Marie” which means “My name is Marie”.
  321. früh [adjective] (early) this adjective is the antonym of “spät”.
  322. treten [verb] (to step)
  323. Verein [noun] (association) This noun originates from the verb “vereinen” which means “to unite”. Clubs or associations are very important in German culture and nearly half the population belongs to one whether it may be a sports club or any other hobby.
  324. besonderer [adjective] (special)
  325. verletzen [verb] (to hurt)
  326. berichten [verb] (to relate)
  327. einzeln [adjective] (single)
  328. nutzen [verb] (to use)
  329. anders [adverb] (different) this adverb originates from the Old High German word “andar” which meant “second” or “other”.
  330. kaum [adverb] (hardly)
  331. Gruppe [noun] (group)
  332. wohl [adverb] (probably)
  333. Buch [noun] (book) This German word is similar to its English counterpart. There are a number of similarities between German and English, as they are both Germanic languages.
  334. Rolle [noun] (role)
  335. Hand [noun] (hand)
  336. schlecht [adjective] (bad)
  337. Gespräch [noun] (conversation) this noun originates from the verb “sprechen” which means “to speak”.
  338. sofort [adverb] (immediately)
  339. Kunde [noun] (customer)
  340. sinken [verb] (to sink)
  341. kennen [verb] (to know)
  342. gerade [adjective] (even) this adjective can also be used as an adverb in which case it means “just” or “now”.
  343. wo [adverb] (where)
  344. Umsatz [noun] (turnover)
  345. Person [noun] (person)
  346. Mai [noun] (May - the month)
  347. Milliarde [noun] (billion)
  348. hinter [preposition] (behind)
  349. ändern [verb] (to change)
  350. offen [adjective] (open)
  351. wissen [verb] (to know)
  352. wirklich [adjective] (real) This German word can be used both as an adjective and as an adverb. It is a synonym of the word “echt” which is also among the frequently used German words.
  353. dagegen [adverb] (against it)
  354. anschließend [adverb] (afterwards) this adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-end” to the verb “anschliessen” which means “to connect”.
  355. dritter [numeral] (third)
  356. neben [preposition] (next to, alongside)
  357. Recht [noun] (a right)
  358. September [noun] (September)
  359. drohen [verb] (to threaten)
  360. Regierung [noun] (government) This German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “regieren” which means “to govern”.
  361. Stelle [noun] (place)
  362. gerne [adverb] (gladly, with pleasure) this adverb can be used interchangeably with “gern”.
  363. weisen [verb] (to point)
  364. warten [verb] (to wait)
  365. einer [numeral] (one)
  366. entsprechen [verb] (to correspond)
  367. Angabe [noun] (indication)
  368. zahlreich [adjective] (numerous) This German adjective is formed by adding the noun “Zahl” which means “number” and “reich” which means “rich”. As such this common German word literally means “rich in numbers”.
  369. solcher [pronoun] (such)
  370. verwenden [verb] (to use)
  371. während [conjunction] (while)
  372. Bereich [noun] (area)
  373. Möglichkeit [noun] (possibility) This German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-keit” to the adjective “möglich” which means “possible”.
  374. Bank [noun] (bank)
  375. Antwort [noun] (answer) This German word is derived from the word “Wort” meaning “word”, which is also in this list of common German words.
  376. Team [noun] (team)
  377. positiv [adjective] (positive)
  378. Wort [noun] (word)
  379. vergangen [verb] (past)
  380. freuen [verb] (to gladden) the reflexive form “sich freuen” means “to be happy”.
  381. enthalten [verb] (to contain)
  382. Straße [noun] (street)
  383. erscheinen [verb] (to appear)
  384. reichen [verb] (to reach)
  385. Freitag [noun] (Friday)
  386. somit [adverb] (therefore)
  387. Donnerstag [noun] (Thursday)
  388. Datum [noun] (date) This common German word is directly borrowed from Latin, but the original latin word means “gift”. Although German is a Germanic language and not a Latin-based language, there are still some similarities between German and Latin.
  389. daher [adverb] (from there)
  390. Verfügung [noun] (disposal) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “verfügen” which means “to dispose”. It also means “enactment” or “decree”. Given the importance of bureaucracy it is not surprising to find this word among the most common German words.
  391. enden [verb] (to end)
  392. international [adjective] (international)
  393. sicher [adjective] (secure)
  394. eher [adverb] (rather)
  395. Mannschaft [noun] (team) This German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-schaft” to the noun “Mann” which means “man”. Given the importance of teams and teamwork, it is not surprising that this is a common German word.
  396. entwickeln [verb] (to develop)
  397. ergeben [adjective] (loyal)
  398. Täter [noun] (doer)
  399. direkt [adjective] (direct)
  400. erhöhen [verb] (to heighten)
  401. gestern [adverb] (yesterday)
  402. Abend [noun] (evening)
  403. gemeinsam [adjective] (common) This common German adjective which is also used as an adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-sam” to the adjective “gemein” which means “common” or “ordinary”.
  404. Chance [noun] (chance) This is a word which the German language has borrowed from French. In fact, this word appears among the most common French words.
  405. Hilfe [noun] (help)
  406. Kritik [noun] (criticism)
  407. Firma [noun] (company)
  408. anbieten [verb] (to offer) this common German verb is a separable verb which means that in simple tenses the prefix “ab-“ is separated and placed at the end of the sentence. This German peculiarity in conjugation can be quite frustrating when first learning the language. For more about this, see this guide to German prefix verbs.
  409. Schaden [noun] (damage) This common German word appears in the compound noun “Schadenfreude” which has been borrowed by the English language.
  410. politisch [adjective] (political)
  411. erneut [adjective] (renewed)
  412. klar [adjective] (clear)
  413. Lösung [noun] (solution) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “lösen” which means “to solve”.
  414. europäisch [adjective] (European)
  415. April [noun] (April)
  416. Veranstaltung [noun] (event) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “veranstalten” which means “to organize”.
  417. Situation [noun] (situation)
  418. feiern [verb] (to celebrate)
  419. Film [noun] (film)
  420. Sache [noun] (affair)
  421. bauen [verb] (to build)
  422. trotzdem [adverb] (anyhow)
  423. möchten [verb] (want)
  424. sitzen [verb] (to sit)
  425. Oktober [noun] (October)
  426. komplett [adjective] (complete)
  427. Blick [noun] (glance)
  428. Wasser [noun] (water)
  429. denken [verb] (to think)
  430. betreffen [verb] (to concern)
  431. warum [adverb] (why)
  432. bald [adverb] (soon)
  433. Januar [noun] (January)
  434. Geschäft [noun] (business)
  435. Kirche [noun] (church) this noun originates from the Greek word “kyrikón”
  436. Aufgabe [noun] (task)
  437. gegenüber [preposition] (opposite to)
  438. folgend [adjective] (following)
  439. Montag [noun] (Monday)
  440. wirken [verb] (to function)
  441. benötigen [verb] (to require)
  442. Idee [noun] (idea)
  443. vorsehen [verb] (to plan, to provide)
  444. öffnen [verb] (to open) this verb is the antonym of “schließen” which means “to close”.
  445. Titel [noun] (title)
  446. bedeuten [verb] (to mean)
  447. Juni [noun] (June)
  448. Sonntag [noun] (Sunday)
  449. Auto [noun] (car)
  450. Fahrzeug [noun] (vehicle) This German noun is formed by combining the verb “fahren” meaning “to drive” and the noun “Zeug” meaning “thing”.
  451. reagieren [verb] (to react)
  452. Gebäude [noun] (building)
  453. abschließen [verb] (to end)
  454. schlagen [verb] (to hit)
  455. bestimmen [verb] (to determine)
  456. März [noun] (March)
  457. Verfahren [noun] (procedure)
  458. laut [adjective] (noisy)
  459. erfolgreich [adjective] (successful) This adjective comes from the noun “Erfolg” which means “success” plus the suffix “-reich” which means “full of”.
  460. Raum [noun] (room)
  461. Schritt [noun] (step)
  462. Wahl [noun] (election)
  463. Gemeinde [noun] (municipality)
  464. völlig [adjective] (complete)
  465. sechs [numeral] (six)
  466. gering [adjective] (little)
  467. endlich [adjective] (finite)
  468. Anfang [noun] (beginning)
  469. einsetzen [verb] (to put in)
  470. kommend [verb] (coming)
  471. innerhalb [preposition] (inside)
  472. Gast [noun] (guest)
  473. zehn [numeral] (ten)
  474. lediglich [adverb] (merely)
  475. Wunsch [noun] (wish)
  476. Kurs [noun] (course)
  477. pro [preposition] (per)
  478. Termin [noun] (date)
  479. Krankenhaus [noun] (hospital) This German compound noun is formed by combining the noun “Kranken” meaning “sick” and the noun “Haus” meaning “house”.
  480. wenig [adjective] (little) This German adjective is the antonym to “viel” meaning “many”. Both are common words in German.
  481. eben [adjective] (flat)
  482. ähnlich [adjective] (similar)
  483. System [noun] (system)
  484. Schüler [noun] (student)
  485. Erfahrung [noun] (experience) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “erfahren” which means “to experience”.
  486. schwierig [adjective] (difficult) This German adjective is related to the noun “Schwierigkeit” which means “difficulty”.
  487. Opfer [noun] (victim)
  488. darauf [adverb] (upon that, after that)
  489. Teilnehmer [noun] (participant) This noun comes from the verb “teilnehmen”, which itself comes from “Teil” meaning “part”, and “nehmen” which means “to take”. As such this German word literally means “someone who takes part in”.
  490. informieren [verb] (to inform)
  491. Meter [noun] (meter)
  492. Politik [noun] (politics)
  493. sonst [adverb] (otherwise)
  494. fragen [verb] (to ask)
  495. Tier [noun] (animal)
  496. stammen [verb] (to descend)
  497. Bericht [noun] (report)
  498. müssten [verb] (would have to) this word is the imperfect subjunctive form of the verb “müssen” which means “to have to”, which is also in this list of common German words.
  499. ermitteln [verb] (to ascertain)
  500. Plan [noun] (plan)
  501. beenden [verb] (to finish)
  502. mittlerweile [adverb] (meanwhile)
  503. Regel [noun] (rule)
  504. gelingen [verb] (to succeed)
  505. allein [adjective] (alone)
  506. Eltern [noun] (parent)
  507. gebären [verb] (to give birth)
  508. Auge [noun] (eye)
  509. Urteil [noun] (judgment)
  510. beschäftigen [verb] (to)
  511. November [noun] (November)
  512. jeweils [adverb] (in each case)
  513. Musik [noun] (music)
  514. dienen [verb] (to serve)
  515. öffentlich [adjective] (public) this adjective originates from the word “offen” which means “open”.
  516. Berliner [noun] (Berliner)
  517. hart [adjective] (hard)
  518. Höhe [noun] (height)
  519. durchführen [verb] (to perform)
  520. herrschen [verb] (to rule)
  521. eröffnen [verb] (to open)
  522. stimmen [verb] (to be right)
  523. gar [adverb] (at all, even)
  524. meist [adjective] (most of)
  525. Besucher [noun] (visitor) This German noun comes from the verb “besuchen” which means “to visit”, plus the suffix “-er”.
  526. verhindern [verb] (to prevent)
  527. Staat [noun] (state)
  528. Mittwoch [noun] (Wednesday)
  529. verbinden [verb] (to join)
  530. geschehen [verb] (to happen)
  531. echt [adjective] (authentic)
  532. Februar [noun] (February)
  533. aufnehmen [verb] (to pick up)
  534. euch [pronoun] (you)
  535. Kopf [noun] (head)
  536. modern [verb] (to decay, to rot)
  537. verfügen [verb] (to decree)
  538. Gericht [noun] (court)
  539. kostenlos [adjective] (without cost) this adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-los” which indicates “without” to the noun “Kosten” which means “cost”. As such this common word literally means “without cost”.
  540. melden [verb] (to report)
  541. Dienstag [noun] (Tuesday)
  542. Grenze [noun] (border)
  543. einzig [adjective] (only)
  544. hinzu [adverb] (in addition)
  545. interessant [adjective] (interesting)
  546. August [noun] (August)
  547. Interesse [noun] (interest)
  548. Juli [noun] (July)
  549. Art [noun] (kind)
  550. zwar [adverb] (namely)
  551. zahlen [verb] (to pay)
  552. Vertrag [noun] (contract)
  553. erforderlich [adjective] (necessary) This German adjective comes from the verb “erfordern” meaning “to necessitate” though the addition of the suffix “-lich”.
  554. Leistung [noun] (performance) This German noun is formed from the verb “leisten” which means “to perform”, through the addition of the suffix “-ung”. In addition to meaning “performance”, this common German word can also mean “service”.
  555. Druck [noun] (pressure)
  556. brechen [verb] (to break)
  557. Text [noun] (text)
  558. zuvor [adverb] (before)
  559. Leute [noun] (people)
  560. Dezember [noun] (December)
  561. Spaß [noun] (fun)
  562. Foto [noun] (photo)
  563. liefern [verb] (to supply)
  564. Partei [noun] (party)
  565. Mark [noun] (mark)
  566. Feuerwehr [noun] (fire brigade) This German compound noun is formed by combining the noun “Feuer” meaning “fire” and the noun “Wehr” meaning “defense”.
  567. stecken [verb] (to put)
  568. falsch [adjective] (false)
  569. Angst [noun] (fear)
  570. Inhalt [noun] (content)
  571. besitzen [verb] (to own)
  572. verändern [verb] (to change)
  573. Region [noun] (region)
  574. funktionieren [verb] (to work)
  575. veröffentlichen [verb] (to publish)
  576. Gesellschaft [noun] (society)
  577. Spieler [noun] (player)
  578. vorhanden [adjective] (available) This common German adjective comes from the phrase “vor den Händen” which means “in front of the hands”.
  579. Homepage [noun] (website)
  580. schauen [verb] (to look)
  581. Zähler [noun] (counter)
  582. Stimme [noun] (voice)
  583. manchmal [adverb] (sometimes)
  584. Detail [noun] (detail)
  585. lehnen [verb] (to lean)
  586. einstellen [verb] (to set up)
  587. schätzen [verb] (to estimate)
  588. acht [numeral] (eight)
  589. Antrag [noun] (request)
  590. lange [adverb] (long)
  591. Anlage [noun] (facility)
  592. scheinen [verb] (to shine)
  593. jedenfalls [adverb] (in any case)
  594. überhaupt [adverb] (at all)
  595. hoffen [verb] (to hope)
  596. jeweilig [adjective] (respective)
  597. persönlich [adjective] (personal)
  598. Vorwurf [noun] (accusation) This German noun can mean “accusation” or “reproach”. It is derived from the verb “vorwerfen” which means “to reproach”.
  599. knapp [adjective] (scarce) This German adjective is also used as an adverb. It is related to the word “Knappheit” meaning “scarcity”, which is formed by adding the suffix “-heit” to this adjective.
  600. lösen [verb] (to solve, to loosen)
  601. Sicherheit [noun] (safety) This German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-heit” to the adjective “sicher” which means “secure”.
  602. Studie [noun] (study)
  603. Produkt [noun] (product)
  604. gleichzeitig [adjective] (simultaneous) This common German adjective is also used as an adverb. It is formed as the combination of the words “gleich” meaning “same”, and “Zeit” meaning “time”, with the addition of the suffix “-ig” which forms adjectives from nouns.
  605. verstehen [verb] (to understand)
  606. Untersuchung [noun] (investigation) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung”to the verb “untersuchen” which means “to investigate”. It is also used in the medical context when talking about “examination” or “checkup”.
  607. ermöglichen [verb] (to make possible)
  608. Karte [noun] (card)
  609. Jahrhundert [noun] (century) This German compound noun is formed by combining the noun “Jahr” meaning “year” and the noun “Hundert” meaning “hundred”.
  610. jugendliche [adjective] (youthful)
  611. toll [adjective] (great)
  612. Beitrag [noun] (contribution)
  613. hängen [verb] (to hang)
  614. Betrieb [noun] (operation)
  615. richten [verb] (to direct)
  616. diesmal [adverb] (this time)
  617. Tür [noun] (door)
  618. umfassen [verb] (to encompass)
  619. vorbei [adjective] (over)
  620. notwendig [adjective] (necessary)
  621. sieben [numeral] (seven)
  622. hören [verb] (to hear)
  623. niemand [pronoun] (nobody)
  624. Vorschlag [noun] (proposal)
  625. dein [pronoun] (your)
  626. erkennen [verb] (to recognize)
  627. erheblich [adjective] (considerable)
  628. verbessern [verb] (to enhance)
  629. Maßnahme [noun] (measure, tactic)
  630. langsam [adjective] (slow) this adjective is the antonym of “schnell” which means “fast”. It is formed by adding the suffix “-sam” to the adjective “lang” which means “long”.
  631. Vorstand [noun] (board of directors)
  632. Beamter [noun] (officer)
  633. Papier [noun] (paper) like its English counterpart, this German noun originated from the Latin word “papȳrus”.
  634. absolut [adjective] (absolute)
  635. Tor [noun] (gate)
  636. Gesetz [noun] (law) this common German noun originated from the noun “setzen” which means “to set” or “to settle”. Given the importance of law and order in German society, it is not surprising that this is one of the most common German words.
  637. Arzt [noun] (doctor)
  638. Gesicht [noun] (face)
  639. Nacht [noun] (night)
  640. Konzern [noun] (business group)
  641. Qualität [noun] (quality)
  642. je [adverb] (ever)
  643. ansonsten [adverb] (otherwise)
  644. speziell [adjective] (special)
  645. besuchen [verb] (to visit)
  646. darüber [adverb] (above it, about it)
  647. Gerät [noun] (device) Given the widespread use of electronic devices in modern society, it comes as no surprise that this is one of the most common German words.
  648. teilweise [adverb] (partially) this adverb of manner is formed by adding “-weise” to the noun “Teil” meaning “part”. This is covered in more details in this guide to German adverbs.
  649. Samstag [noun] (Saturday)
  650. offiziell [adjective] (official)
  651. Verhandlung [noun] (negotiation) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung”to the verb “verhandeln” which means “to negotiate”.
  652. Rest [noun] (rest)
  653. selten [adjective] (rare)
  654. verkaufen [verb] (to sell)
  655. Unterstützung [noun] (support)
  656. rein [adjective] (pure)
  657. präsentieren [verb] (to present)
  658. rufen [verb] (to call)
  659. Wohnung [noun] (apartment)
  660. Union [noun] (union)
  661. Auswahl [noun] (selection)
  662. bestimmt [adjective] (certain)
  663. Sieg [noun] (victory)
  664. kündigen [verb] (to give notice, to cancel a contract)
  665. Konzept [noun] (concept)
  666. Börse [noun] (stock exchange)
  667. Fahrer [noun] (driver)
  668. Mädchen [noun] (girl) This German noun means “girl”. It is formed from the derivative of the Modern High German noun “Magd” which means “maid” and the diminutive “-chen”. Here, by adding this diminutive the grammatical gender of this word changes from feminine to neuter. In fact, the gender of German nouns is often related to the word ending.
  669. Ermittlung [noun] (investigation)
  670. per [preposition] (by)
  671. Hintergrund [noun] (background)
  672. Kraft [noun] (power)
  673. Form [noun] (form)
  674. nämlich [adjective] (same)
  675. Bundesregierung [noun] (federal government)
  676. Krieg [noun] (war) Sadly there is not always peace throughout the world, and as a result this remains a common word in German as in other languages.
  677. sichern [verb] (to secure)
  678. weltweit [adjective] (worldwide) This adjective is formed as the combination of the German word “Welt” meaning “world”, with the adjective “weit” meaning “wide”.
  679. Mutter [noun] (mother)
  680. vorstellen [verb] (to represent, to introduce)
  681. Tat [noun] (deed)
  682. passieren [verb] (to happen)
  683. verlaufen [verb] (to get lost)
  684. Gewinn [noun] (profit)
  685. lernen [verb] (to learn)
  686. sperren [verb] (to close off, to bar)
  687. verlangen [verb] (to ask for)
  688. individuell [adjective] (individual)
  689. Ursache [noun] (cause) The first part of this word is the prefix “ur-” which can mean “proto-”, and is found in other words such as “Ursprache” which means “proto-language”. The second part of this word is “Sache” which means “thing” or “issue”. Given the importance of understanding causes and effects, it is no surprise that this is a common German word.
  690. daraufhin [adverb] (thereupon)
  691. lesen [verb] (to read)
  692. bisherig [adjective] (previous)
  693. deutsche [adjective] (German)
  694. technisch [adjective] (technical) this adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-isch” to the noun “Technik” which means “technology”. It originates from the Greek noun “technikós”. In Germany, higher education institutions focusing on applied sciences such as engineering are called “Technische Hochschule”.
  695. Wirtschaft [noun] (economy)
  696. erzielen [verb] (to achieve)
  697. entscheidend [adjective] (decisive)
  698. warnen [verb] (to warn)
  699. Sprache [noun] (language) This German word has similar forms in several other Germanic languages. In Swedish for instance the corresponding word is “språk”. See this language comparison of German and Swedish.
  700. Schwerpunkt [noun] (focus)
  701. teuer [adjective] (dear)
  702. privat [adjective] (private)
  703. gestalten [verb] (to shape)
  704. Staatsanwaltschaft [noun] (public prosecutor's office)
  705. leiden [verb] (to suffer)
  706. Gott [noun] (God)
  707. Experte [noun] (expert)
  708. Lage [noun] (situation)
  709. Risiko [noun] (risk)
  710. Stimmung [noun] (mood)
  711. Unfall [noun] (accident)
  712. vollständig [adjective] (complete)
  713. benutzen [verb] (to use)
  714. ebenso [adverb] (just the same, equally)
  715. Aktion [noun] (action)
  716. viele [adjective] (many) This German adjective is the antonym to “wenig” meaning “little” or “few”. Both are common words in German.
  717. Sommer [noun] (summer)
  718. Vorteil [noun] (advantage)
  719. zuletzt [adverb] (finally)
  720. gründen [verb] (to build)
  721. Diskussion [noun] (discussion)
  722. schwach [adjective] (weak) this adjective is the antonym of “stark” which means “strong”.
  723. lieben [verb] (to love) It is comforting to see this verb appear among the 1000 most common German words. On a related note, see this article on German terms of endearment which also covers the different ways of saying “I love you” in German.
  724. erstellen [verb] (to create)
  725. Farbe [noun] (color)
  726. Gefahr [noun] (danger)
  727. ständig [adjective] (constant)
  728. Band [noun] (band)
  729. scheitern [verb] (to fail)
  730. Herr [noun] (man) this noun is a more formal synonym to “Mann” which means “man”. It is also used as the conventional title of respect to address a man, equivalent to the English “Mr”.
  731. mindestens [adverb] (at least)
  732. prüfen [verb] (to examine)
  733. Ausstellung [noun] (exhibition) this German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “ausstellen” which means “to exhibit”
  734. Richtung [noun] (direction)
  735. rot [adjective] (red)
  736. Voraussetzung [noun] (assumption, requirement)
  737. grüne [adjective] (green) this adjective is also used as a proper noun to describe the green political party in Germany “die Grünen”.
  738. hin [adverb] (there)
  739. Liste [noun] (list)
  740. täglich [adjective] (daily) This German adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” which indicates repetition to the noun “Tag” which means “day”.
  741. nötig [adjective] (necessary) This word is a synonym of “notwendig”. Both are very common German words, and are related to the German noun “Not” which means “a need”.
  742. beschließen [verb] (to conclude)
  743. häufig [adjective] (frequent) This German adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-ig” to the noun “Haufen” which means “pile”.
  744. Grundlage [noun] (basis)
  745. Kampf [noun] (fight)
  746. konkret [adjective] (tangible)
  747. Sinn [noun] (sense)
  748. Nachmittag [noun] (afternoon)
  749. Trainer [noun] (coach)
  750. Tod [noun] (death)
  751. Fehler [noun] (mistake)
  752. Suche [noun] (search)
  753. Bau [noun] (construction)
  754. breit [adjective] (wide)
  755. Modell [noun] (model)
  756. fördern [verb] (to further)
  757. Fenster [noun] (window)
  758. Klasse [noun] (class)
  759. Freund [noun] (friend)
  760. Besuch [noun] (visit)
  761. normal [adjective] (ordinary)
  762. Behörde [noun] (authority)
  763. ausschließen [verb] (to exclude)
  764. Analyst [noun] (analyst)
  765. ruhig [adjective] (quiet) this adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-ig” to the noun “Ruhe” which means “calm”.
  766. Nachricht [noun] (news)
  767. lassen [verb] (to allow, to let)
  768. Saison [noun] (season)
  769. geraten [verb] (to turn out)
  770. Wettbewerb [noun] (competition)
  771. zumindest [adverb] (at least)
  772. erfahren [adjective] (experienced)
  773. Kontakt [noun] (contact)
  774. Vater [noun] (father)
  775. Krise [noun] (crisis)
  776. Erwartung [noun] (expectation) This German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung”to the verb “erwarten” which means “to expect”
  777. profitieren [verb] (to benefit)
  778. Zug [noun] (train)
  779. fortsetzen [verb] (to continue)
  780. erleiden [verb] (to suffer)
  781. einrichten [verb] (to establish)
  782. Wochenende [noun] (weekend) This German noun is formed by combining the noun “Woche” which means “week” and the noun “Ende” which means “end”.
  783. kritisieren [verb] (to criticize)
  784. Werk [noun] (work)
  785. wechseln [verb] (to change)
  786. Verlust [noun] (loss)
  787. Änderung [noun] (modification)
  788. Medium [noun] (medium)
  789. Stück [noun] (piece)
  790. heutig [adjective] (today's) this adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-ig” to the adverb “heute” which means “today” and is also a common German word.
  791. zufrieden [adjective] (satisfied)
  792. Liebe [noun] (love)
  793. Bahn [noun] (route)
  794. schwarz [adjective] (black)
  795. längst [adverb] (long ago)
  796. Hamburg [proper noun] (Hamburg)
  797. wünschen [verb] (to wish)
  798. Bedeutung [noun] (meaning)
  799. tief [adjective] (deep) this adjective is the antonym of “hoch” which means “high” and is also a common German word
  800. Sachschaden [noun] (damage) This German compound noun is formed by combining the noun “Sache” meaning “thing” and the noun “Schaden” meaning “damage”. It is most often used in dealing with insurance claims.
  801. erklären [verb] (to explain)
  802. hingegen [adverb] (on the other hand)
  803. gern [adverb] (gladly) this adverb can be used interchangeably with “gerne”.
  804. Meinung [noun] (opinion)
  805. zugleich [adverb] (at the same time)
  806. herzlich [adjective] (warm) this adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the noun “Herz” which means “heart”. You will find this word most commonly used in the phrase “Herzlich Willkommen” which means “warm welcome”.
  807. Zusammenarbeit [noun] (cooperation) This German noun is formed by adding the adverb “zusammen” which means “together” and the noun “Arbeit” which means “work” which are both also common German words.
  808. tatsächlich [adjective] (actual) this adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the noun “Tatsache” which means “fact”.
  809. Zeitung [noun] (newspaper) This German noun is not formed with the suffix “-ung” as one could expect but has its origin in Middle High German “zīdung” which means “news”.
  810. ziemlich [adverb] (quite)
  811. darin [adverb] (in it)
  812. schützen [verb] (to defend)
  813. los [adjective] (off)
  814. Reise [noun] (journey)
  815. grundsätzlich [adjective] (fundamental, on principle) his adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the noun “Grundsatz” which means “principal”.
  816. Trend [noun] (trend)
  817. leisten [verb] (to perform a task)
  818. verschwinden [verb] (to disappear)
  819. meinen [verb] (to think)
  820. vertreten [verb] (to represent)
  821. rücken [verb] (to move)
  822. Technik [noun] (technology)
  823. trotz [preposition] (in spite of)
  824. Mal [noun] (time)
  825. Körper [noun] (body)
  826. Unterschied [noun] (difference)
  827. Mehrheit [noun] (majority)
  828. behandeln [verb] (to treat)
  829. Material [noun] (material)
  830. Runde [noun] (round)
  831. Luft [noun] (air)
  832. begrüßen [verb] (to welcome)
  833. Fan [noun] (fan)
  834. Grad [noun] (degree)
  835. Spur [noun] (trace)
  836. drehen [verb] (to turn)
  837. glauben [verb] (to believe)
  838. erweitern [verb] (to extend)
  839. Alternative [noun] (alternative)
  840. Mittel [noun] (agent)
  841. Arbeitsplatz [noun] (workplace)
  842. äußern [verb] (to express)
  843. Europa [proper noun] (Europe)
  844. erfüllen [verb] (to fill)
  845. Wetter [noun] (weather)
  846. Boden [noun] (ground)
  847. Patient [noun] (patient)
  848. erleben [verb] (to experience)
  849. Hinweis [noun] (hint)
  850. zuerst [adverb] (first)
  851. sogenannter [adjective] (so-called)
  852. offenbar [adjective] (apparent)
  853. wann [adverb] (when)
  854. München [proper noun] (Munich)
  855. Streit [noun] (dispute)
  856. werfen [verb] (to throw)
  857. entdecken [verb] (to discover)
  858. Start [noun] (start)
  859. Beginn [noun] (beginning)
  860. verlassen [verb] (to leave)
  861. Morgen [noun] (morning)
  862. fertig [adjective] (ready)
  863. zuständig [adjective] (competent)
  864. leiten [verb] (to lead)
  865. Menge [noun] (quantity)
  866. Licht [noun] (light)
  867. finanziell [adjective] (financial)
  868. amerikanisch [adjective] (American)
  869. sparen [verb] (to save up)
  870. erstmals [adverb] (for the first time)
  871. endgültig [adjective] (final) this adjective is formed by combining the noun “Ende” which means “end” and the word “gültig” which means “valid”.
  872. insbesondere [adverb] (in particular)
  873. Haben [noun] (credit)
  874. Rahmen [noun] (frame)
  875. günstig [adjective] (favourable) this adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-ig” to the noun “Gunst” which means “favor”. It can also mean “affordable” or “cheap”. As such you will encounter this common word in sales advertisements for e.g.
  876. geplant [adjective] (planned)
  877. Produktion [noun] (production)
  878. wesentlich [adjective] (significant)
  879. organisieren [verb] (to organize)
  880. Feuer [noun] (fire)
  881. Verletzung [noun] (injury)
  882. Soldat [noun] (soldier)
  883. verhalten [adjective] (restrained)
  884. festnehmen [verb] (to arrest)
  885. ausschließlich [adjective] (exclusive)
  886. Funktion [noun] (function)
  887. Zuschauer [noun] (viewer)
  888. gefährlich [adjective] (dangerous) this adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the noun “Gefahr” which means “danger”.
  889. betreiben [verb] (to operate)
  890. Michael [proper noun] (Michael)
  891. Baum [noun] (tree)
  892. bezahlen [verb] (to pay)
  893. beteiligen [verb] (to participate)
  894. laufend [verb] (constantly)
  895. Kontrolle [noun] (control)
  896. nah [adjective] (close)
  897. Gefühl [noun] (feeling)
  898. wirtschaftlich [adjective] (economical)
  899. Anmeldung [noun] (registration)
  900. anzeigen [verb] (to display) this verb can also mean “to report someone” in the context of law.
  901. Vorjahr [noun] (year)
  902. begleiten [verb] (to accompany)
  903. Traum [noun] (dream)
  904. sozial [adjective] (social)
  905. Auftrag [noun] (assignment)
  906. Wagen [noun] (car)
  907. überprüfen [verb] (to check)
  908. hierzu [adverb] (hereto)
  909. regelmäßig [adjective] (regular)
  910. Bürger [noun] (citizen)
  911. Veränderung [noun] (change)
  912. Ausgabe [noun] (edition)
  913. Dorf [noun] (village)
  914. beschreiben [verb] (to describe)
  915. historisch [adjective] (historical)
  916. dich [pronoun] (you)
  917. Vergleich [noun] (comparison)
  918. Prozess [noun] (process)
  919. weg [adverb] (away)
  920. Reihe [noun] (row)
  921. Hersteller [noun] (manufacturer)
  922. belegen [verb] (to document)
  923. Glück [noun] (happiness)
  924. Einrichtung [noun] (facility)
  925. kämpfen [verb] (to fight)
  926. Mitte [noun] (middle)
  927. Präsident [noun] (president)
  928. Junge [noun] (boy)
  929. aktiv [adjective] (active)
  930. vermeiden [verb] (to avoid)
  931. Wirkung [noun] (effect)
  932. durchaus [adverb] (absolutely)
  933. Regelung [noun] (regulation)
  934. Ausbildung [noun] (education)
  935. verbieten [verb] (to forbid)
  936. Handel [noun] (trade)
  937. eng [adjective] (narrow)
  938. greifen [verb] (to grab)
  939. klettern [verb] (to climb)
  940. Behandlung [noun] (treatment)
  941. Nachfrage [noun] (demand)
  942. zerstören [verb] (to destroy)
  943. Schutz [noun] (protection)
  944. Artikel [noun] (article)
  945. automatisch [adjective] (automatic)
  946. Service [noun] (service)
  947. Publikum [noun] (audience)
  948. Bevölkerung [noun] (population)
  949. beraten [verb] (to discuss)
  950. Parlament [noun] (parliament)
  951. stets [adverb] (always)
  952. Strecke [noun] (route)
  953. Protest [noun] (protest)
  954. vielmehr [adverb] (rather)
  955. unterdessen [adverb] (meanwhile)
  956. Forderung [noun] (a demand)
  957. umfangreich [adjective] (extensive) this compound adjective is formed by combining the noun “Umfang” which means “scope” and the adjective “reich” which means “rich”.
  958. Führung [noun] (leadership) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “führen” which means “to lead”. It is most often used in relation to business when describing the leadership or management of a company.
  959. zentral [adjective] (central)
  960. jährlich [adjective] (yearly) this adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the noun “Jahr” which means “year” and is also in the list of most common German words.
  961. Computer [noun] (computer)
  962. massiv [adjective] (solid)
  963. reden [verb] (to talk)
  964. Bewegung [noun] (motion) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “bewegen” which means “to move”.
  965. kaufen [verb] (to buy)
  966. retten [verb] (to rescue)
  967. Vorbereitung [noun] (preparation) This German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “vorbereiten” which means “to prepare”.
  968. Gegner [noun] (opponent)
  969. neun [numeral] (nine)
  970. erlauben [verb] (to allow)
  971. gesetzlich [adjective] (lawful) this adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the noun “Gesetz” which means “law” and is also one of the most common German words.
  972. Hund [noun] (dog)
  973. verdienen [verb] (to earn)
  974. festlegen [verb] (to determine)
  975. Anteil [noun] (share)
  976. Kunst [noun] (art)
  977. Hotel [noun] (hotel)
  978. mussten [verb] (had to) this word is the imperfect form of the verb “müssen” which means “to have to”, which is also in this list of common German words.
  979. passen [verb] (to fit)
  980. Vorstellung [noun] (idea)
  981. Fahrt [noun] (ride)
  982. sowie [conjunction] (such as)
  983. fühlen [verb] (to feel)
  984. lauten [verb] (to sound)
  985. recht [adjective] (to the right)
  986. weitgehend [adjective] (extensive)
  987. Hälfte [noun] (half)
  988. klingen [verb] (to ring)
  989. Prüfung [noun] (examination) The German noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ung” to the verb “prüfen” which means “to examine”.
  990. Branche [noun] (industry)
  991. Peter [proper noun] (Peter)
  992. empfehlen [verb] (to recommend)
  993. untersuchen [verb] (to investigate)
  994. Zeitpunkt [noun] (time) This compound noun is formed by combining the noun “Zeit” which means “time” and the noun “Punkt” which means “point”. As such it refers to a specific point in time.
  995. Wachstum [noun] (growth)
  996. Position [noun] (position)
  997. russisch [adjective] (Russian)
  998. möglicherweise [adverb] (possibly) this adverb of manner is formed by adding “-weise” to the adverb “möglich” meaning “possible”.
  999. Verantwortung [noun] (responsibility)
  1000. Anfrage [noun] (request) This German noun is formed by adding the prefix “An-” to the noun “Frage” which means “question”. The latter is also a very common German word.
  1001. ablehnen [verb] (to decline)
  1002. übrigens [adverb] (by the way, apart from that)
  1003. Ausnahme [noun] (exception)
  1004. bitten [verb] (to request)
  1005. hierbei [adverb] (hereby)
  1006. töten [verb] (to kill)
  1007. Reaktion [noun] (reaction)
  1008. erinnern [verb] (to remind)
  1009. stoßen [verb] (to push)
  1010. wohnen [verb] (to live)
  1011. Zimmer [noun] (room)
  1012. zustimmen [verb] (to agree)
  1013. immerhin [adverb] (anyhow, after all)
  1014. mancher [pronoun] (many, some)
  1015. Partie [noun] (match)
  1016. ehemalig [adjective] (former)
  1017. Beratung [noun] (discussion)
  1018. erheben [verb] (to raise)
  1019. vermutlich [adjective] (suspected) This German word is used both as an adjective and as an adverb. It is formed by adding the suffix “-lich” to the verb “vermuten” which means “to suppose” or “to presume”.
  1020. Verkauf [noun] (sale)
  1021. praktisch [adjective] (practical)
  1022. unklar [adjective] (unclear)
  1023. eindeutig [adjective] (unambiguous)
  1024. Koalition [noun] (coalition)
  1025. Linie [noun] (line)
  1026. indes [adverb] (however)
  1027. Museum [noun] (museum)
  1028. verfolgen [verb] (to pursue)
  1029. gefährden [verb] (to endanger)
  1030. bestellen [verb] (to order)
  1031. plötzlich [adjective] (sudden)
  1032. Partner [noun] (partner)
  1033. bedürfen [verb] (to require)
  1034. Anspruch [noun] (claim, demand)
  1035. Thomas [proper noun] (Thomas)
  1036. erleichtern [verb] (to facilitate)
  1037. laden [verb] (to load)
  1038. Weise [noun] (way)
  1039. Polizist [noun] (police)
  1040. Freude [noun] (joy)
  1041. Zeichen [noun] (sign)
  1042. Anstieg [noun] (rise)
  1043. Planung [noun] (planning) This German noun is formed from the verb “planen” which means “to plan”, through the addition of the suffix “-ung”. In addition to meaning “performance”, this common German word can also mean “service”.
  1044. Schiff [noun] (ship)
  1045. geeignet [adjective] (suitable)
  1046. aufgrund [preposition] (because of)
  1047. Natur [noun] (nature)
  1048. klären [verb] (to clear up)
  1049. stattdessen [adverb] (instead)
  1050. scharf [adjective] (sharp)
  1051. übrig [adjective] (remaining, residual)
  1052. Aufbau [noun] (construction)
  1053. niedrig [adjective] (low)
  1054. verzichten [verb] (to give up)
  1055. Nähe [noun] (nearness)
  1056. rennen [verb] (to run)
  1057. Schweizer [noun] (a Swiss person)
  1058. erzählen [verb] (to tell)
  1059. ausbauen [verb] (to extend)
  1060. reduzieren [verb] (to reduce)
  1061. leer [adjective] (empty)
  1062. wahr [adjective] (true)
  1063. Herbst [noun] (autumn) this noun finds its origin in the Old High German word “herbisto” meaning “harvest”.
  1064. jederzeit [adverb] (anytime, always) this adverb is formed by combining the pronoun “jeder” which means “any” and the noun “Zeit” which means “time” and is also a common German word.
  1065. fliegen [verb] (to fly)
  1066. riesig [adjective] (gigantic)