German Grammar (Comparative and Shopping)

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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, Contact us from the page German Classes.


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… as so … wie
Taller größer
Shorter kürzer
Younger jünger
Older älter
As tall as So groß wie
Taller than größer als
Shorter than kürzer als
More beautiful schöner
Less beautiful weniger schön
Most beautiful am schönsten
Happy glücklich
Happier glücklicher
Happiest der/die/das glücklichste
You are happy Du bist glücklich / Sie sind glücklich / ihr seid glücklich
You are as happy as Maya Du bist so glücklich wie Maya
You are happier than Maya Du bist glücklicher als Maya
You are the happiest Sie sind der glücklichste
Good gut
Better besser
Best am besten
Bad schlecht
Worse schlechter
Worst am 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 looking Ich schau mich nur um
Only cash please! Nur Barzahlung bitte!
This is too expensive Das ist zu teuer
Cafe Café
Cash Geld
Cheap billig
Check Scheck
Cinema Kino
Credit card Kreditkarte
Expensive teuer
Gas station Tankstelle
Museum Museum
Parking Parken
Pharmacy Apotheke
Supermarket Supermarkt


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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 vegetarian Ich 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 of Ein Tasse
A glass of Ein Glas
Black pepper Schwarzer Pfeffer
Bread Brot
Dessert Dessert; Nachtisch
Food Lebensmittel
Fork Gabel
Knife Messer
Menu Speisekarte
Napkin Serviette
Plate Teller
Salad Salat
Salt Salz
Salty salzig
Soup Suppe
Spicy würzig
Spoon Löffel
Sweet süß
Table Tisch
Tip (money for the waiter) Trinkgeld
Water Wasser

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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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