According to our poll, 22% of the German learners out there learn it to either work or study in Germany. That’s why this time I decided to give a free treat to those looking to step up their business German. I compiled a free list of 100+ words and phrases that will help you feel much more comfortable when discussing your work, writing an email, setting up a meeting or anything business in general. The list is free and no sign-up required.
Business German topics covered
- Work and search for a job
- Arranging and postponing meetings
- Writing emails
- Entrepreneurship and freelance vocabulary
- “helper” words and phrases
Teilzeit arbeiten - work part-time
Example: Ich möchte ab Januar Teilzeit arbeiten, um an meinem Nebenprojekt zu arbeiten.
Example translation: I want to work part-time from January to work on my side-project
das Einzelgespräch - 1x1 meeting
Example: Regelmäßige Einzelgespräche zwischen Managern und unterstellten Mitarbeitern
Example translation: Regular one-on-one meetings between managers and subordinates
an den CEO berichten - report to the CEO
Example: Wir arbeiten in einem kleinen Unternehmen und ich berichte direkt an den CEO
Example translation: We work in a small company and I report directly to the CEO
More free vocabulary resources
If you liked this post, you might also like this comprehensive list of the German slang and colloquial phrases for everyday life. I recently discussed this list with a native German language teacher and she was very excited and amused by it – 100% endorsed.
Also, I compiled a list of 300 most essential and frequent German nouns, verbs, and adjectives for a solid German language foundation. Every word comes with an example. It’s a great resource for the beginners or you could use it to test how strong your German foundation is.