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31 German Vocabulary Words and Phrases for the Summer [Infographic]

The summer is fast approaching. Below, German teacher Noel S. shares some common German vocabulary words and phrases associated with summer. Practice these words and phrases throughout the summer, and come fall, you’ll have a long list of vocabulary words memorized…

For many people, summer ranks as the best season of the year. After all, what’s better than sunshine, BBQs, and fun outdoor activities? Just because school is no longer in session, however, doesn’t mean that you can let your German lessons and all your hard work go to waste.

Below are some vocabulary words and phrases you can use when speaking in German about typical events that take place during the summer.

To practice these words, you can either print out the graphic below or create flashcards. Whatever strategy you choose, make sure to memorize the definite article so you can learn the word once and be ready to go. Now, let’s dive into the most common German vocabulary words and phrases for the summer!

German vocabulary

Now that you’re familiar with these German vocabulary words, practice them throughout the summer. Not only will you impress your teacher, friends, and family, you’ll also build a solid language foundation and be one step closer to speaking German like a native!

Noel SNoel S. teaches German and music lessons in Beachwood, OH. He minored in German during his undergraduate studies and holds a Masters degree in music from Dusquesne University. Noel has been teaching since 2001. Learn more about Noel



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  1. Franziska
    Franziska says:

    this is the correct expression:

    die Wasserrutsche (female)(instead of “das”)

    Was möchten Sie trinken: kaltes Wasser oder Limonade?
    (“es” behind “kalt” was missing)

    “Lass uns an den Strand gehen” instead of “Lassen Sie uns…” (if you are among friends better use the informal version) the formal version for e.g. strangers isn’t wrong either.

    Ich schwimme gern. (“schwimme” is a verb, so use the lower case)


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