Languages › German German Phrasebook: In the Classroom Share Flipboard Email Print German Vocabulary History & Culture Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar By Hyde Flippo German Expert Hyde Flippo taught the German language for 28 years at high school and college levels and published several books on the German language and culture. our editorial process Hyde Flippo Updated September 09, 2018 This phrasebook, a collection of English-German phrases and expressions for the German-language classroom, is intended as an aid for students who will use the target language (die Zielsprache: Deutsch) in a classroom setting. For beginners, use of a phonetic German Alphabet can help with pronunciation, as this guidance is not included here. Showing Respect Forms of Address: Mrs./Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Schmidt Anredeformen: Frau Schmidt, Herr Schmidt Note: Always address your teacher, professor, or other school personnel as Sie! Your fellow students should be addressed as du (one) or ihr (more than one). Common Classroom Phrases Hi there! Hi everyone!Hallo allerseits! Hallo alle zusammen! Sorry I'm late.Tut mir Leid, dass ich zu spät komme. What does ___ mean?Was bedeutet/heißt ___? What's the German for ___?Was heißt ___ auf Deutsch? I don't understand.Ich verstehe nicht. More slowly, please.Lamgsamer bitte. Pardon? What was that? (I didn't understand)Wie bitte? (Avoid Was?, the German equivalent of "Huh?") Could you please repeat that? (to teacher)Bitte wiederholen Sie das! Could you please repeat that? (to student)Noch einmal bitte! May I go to the restroom?Darf ich auf die Toilette?/aufs Klo? Could I go out/leave for a minute?Darf ich kurz mal hinausgehen? How do you spell that?Wie schreibt man das? I've already done that.Ich hab' das schon gemacht. Do we have homework?Haben wir Hausaufgaben? Which page/exercise?Welche Seite/Übung? I don't know.Ich weiß nicht. I have no idea.Ich habe keine Ahnung. yes - no - OKja - nein - Schon gut. What's the difference between ___ and ___?Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ___ und ___?