Slogans & Sayings

28 German Slogans and Sayings

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Whether you’re in a German club, celebrating Oktoberfest, or just really love bratwurst, you probably want to show off your enthusiasm and love of all things German with a custom shirt and mask. We’ve compiled some popular German phrases (with English translations) below, plus a few fun sayings about all things German!

28 German Slogans & Sayings

Ein prosit, ein prosit! — Used as a toast to celebrate good health and cheer

Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi!  — A toast, a toast, a cozy place!

Eins, Zwei, Drei! — One, two, three!

Hallo und Tschüß! — Hello and Goodbye!

aller Anfang ist schwer — All beginnings are hard

Erst denken, dann handeln — Think first, then act

 Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei — Everything has an end, only the sausage has two

Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof — Life is no pony-farm

Anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst — Beginning is easy, persisting is an art

Dem Trinker kommt der Durst — Appetite comes with eating

Ende gut, alles gut — All’s well that ends well

Je mehr, desto besser — The more the merrier

Jetzt gehts um die Wurst — Now it’s all about the sausage

Sorge macht vor Zeiten grau — Fretting cares makes gray hairs

Cold beer, warm pretzels, and polka

I left my lederhosen/dirndl at home, so I’m wearing this shirt

Gemütlichkeit—If you know it, you know it

My heart’s in Deutschland

There’s nothing some accordion and a little polka can’t fix

Schnitzel, pretzels, and strudel—a healthy diet

I dream in Deutsch

Currywurst, bratwurst, weisswurst…only the best of wurst

Needs more umlauts

You had me at Hallo

Do you even Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Every day’s a Guten Tag in German

Why yes, some people do enjoy sauerkraut!

So much sausage, so little time


Kendra is the Copywriting Support at Custom Ink. She has a background in art but she loves writing, so she finds a compromise between the two by creating comics in her free time.

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