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This is the glossary of all vocabulary used in this online German course. Plurals are indicated in brackets, as is additional information about the lexical items such as whether a verb is separable (sep.) or inseparable (insep.). The cases taken by prepositions and verbs are also indicated in brackets - accusative (Acc.), dative (Dat.) or genitive (Gen.). Please use the navigation panels in the left-hand column of this glossary to move forwards and backwards through the alphabet.

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Learn this German word   wach     awake
Learn this German word   der Wagen (-)     car
  - mit dem Wagen fahren     - to travel by car
Learn this German word   wählen     to choose; to dial
Learn this German word   die Wählscheibe (-n)     dial (on phone)
Learn this German word   der Wählton (pl. -töne)     dialling tone
Learn this German word   während (+ Gen.)     during
Learn this German word   wahrscheinlich     probably
Learn this German word   der Wald (pl. - Wälder)     forest; wood
Learn this German word   Wales     Wales
Learn this German word   der Waliser (-)     Welshman
Learn this German word   die Waliserin (-innen)     Welshwoman
Learn this German word   walisisch     Welsh (adj.)
Learn this German word   die Wand (pl. - Wände)     wall
Learn this German word   wandern     to wander; to hike
Learn this German word   wann     when
  - von wann bis wann?     - from when to when?
Learn this German word   die Wanne (-n);
das Wannenbad (pl. -bäder)
    bath(tub)
Learn this German word   warm     married
  - 300 warm     - 300 including heating
Learn this German word   die Warmmiete (-n)     rent including heating
Learn this German word   wärmstens     most warmly
Learn this German word   das Warmwasser     warm water
Learn this German word   Warschau     Warsaw
Learn this German word   warten     to wait
Learn this German word   die Wartezeit (-en)     waiting time
Learn this German word   warum     why
  - warum nicht?     - why not?
Learn this German word   was     what
  - so was     - things like that
  - was für...?     - what sort of...?
Learn this German word   das Waschbecken (-)     washbasin
Learn this German word   waschen     to wash
  - sich waschen     - to have a wash
Learn this German word   die Waschmaschine (-n)     washing machine
Learn this German word   das Wasser     water
  - das Mineralwasser     - mineral water
  - das Warmwasser     - mineral water
Learn this German word   der Wasserball     water polo
Learn this German word   der Wasserboiler (-)     water heater
Learn this German word   das WC (-s)     WC, toilet
Learn this German word   der Wechsel (-)     change
  - der Hochschulwechsel     - change of universities
Learn this German word   wechselhaft     changeable
Learn this German word   der Wecker (-)     alarm clock
  - der Radiowecker     - radio alarm clock
Learn this German word   weder... noch...     neither... nor...
Learn this German word   der Weg (-e)     way; path
Learn this German word   wegen (+ Gen.)     because of
Learn this German word   die Wegwerfmentalität     throw-away mentality
Learn this German word   weich     soft
Learn this German word   Weihnachten     Christmas
  - zu Weihnachten     - at Christmas
Learn this German word   der Weihnachtsmarkt (pl. -märkte)     Christmas market
Learn this German word   der Wein (-e)     wine
  - das Glas Wein     - glass of wine
Learn this German word   das Weinglas (pl. -gläser)     wine-glass
Learn this German word   die Weintraube (-n)     grape
Learn this German word   weiß     white
  - das Weißbrot     - white bread
  - der Weißwein     - white wine
Learn this German word   weit     far
  - wie weit ist es...?     - how far is it...?
  - nicht weit entfernt     - not far away
Learn this German word   weiter     further
  - weitere Informationen     - further information
Learn this German word   weiterhin     furthermore
Learn this German word   der Weitsprung     long jump
Learn this German word   welche/r?     which?
Learn this German word   der Wellensittich (-e)     budgerigar
Learn this German word   wenig     a little
  - wenig Fleisch     - a little meat
Learn this German word   wenigstens     at least
Learn this German word   wenn     if; when
  - auch wenn     - even if
  - nur wenn     - only if
  - wenn möglich     - if possible
Learn this German word   wer?     who?
Learn this German word   werden     to become
Learn this German word   die Weste (-n)     waistcoat
Learn this German word   der Westen     the west
  - im Westen     - in the west
Learn this German word   westlich (+ Gen.)     to the west of
Learn this German word   das Wetter (-)     weather
  - wie ist das Wetter?     - what's the weather like?
Learn this German word   die Wettervorhersage (-n)     weather forecast
Learn this German word   die WG (-s)     shared flat
  - die Studenten-WG     - student flat
  - WG-erprobt     - used to living in a shared flat
  - WG-geeignet     - suitable for a shared flat
  - das WG-Leben     - life in a shared flat
Learn this German word   wichtig     important
Learn this German word   wie     how
  - wie bitte?     - pardon me?
  - wie wär's mit...?     - how about...?
Learn this German word   wieder     again
Learn this German word   wiederholen (insep.)     to repeat
  - wiederholt     - repeatedly
Learn this German word   auf Wiederhören!     goodbye! (on telephone)
Learn this German word   auf Wiederschauen!     goodbye! (S. Germany)
Learn this German word   auf Wiedersehen!     goodbye!
Learn this German word   Wien     Vienna
Learn this German word   der Wievielte ist heute?
den Wievielten haben wir heute?
    what is the date today?
Learn this German word   willkommen     welcome
Learn this German word   der Wind (-e)     wind
Learn this German word   windig     windy
Learn this German word   der Winkel (-)     corner
Learn this German word   der Winter     winter
  - im Winter     - in winter
Learn this German word   der Winterschlussverkauf (WSV)     winter sales
Learn this German word   das Wintersemester (-)     winter semester
Learn this German word   wir     we
Learn this German word   wirklich     really
Learn this German word   wissen     to know
  - ich weiß     - I know



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