In this post, we'll have a look at food vocabulary in German. Whether you want to order a meal at a German restaurant or just understand a recipe you've found on Youtube, we'll cover the most important words in this post.
German Food Vocabulary
Let's start with some very common words.
German vocabulary related to meat is an essential aspect of the language for anyone interested in cooking, eating, or discussing food in a German-speaking context. The general word for "meat" in German is "Fleisch", which can refer to the flesh of any animal used as food.
Some common types of meat in German include "Rindfleisch" (beef), "Schweinefleisch" (pork), "Lammfleisch" (lamb), and "Geflügel" (poultry).
There are also some useful German verbs that are used to describe different methods of cooking meat, such as "braten" (to roast or fry), "grillen" (to grill), and "schmoren" (to stew).
Popular dishes in German cuisine that feature meat are "Schnitzel" (breaded and fried meat), "Currywurst" (sausage with curry-flavored ketchup), and "Bratwurst" (grilled sausage).
Fish & Seafood Vocabulary
In German, seafood is referred to as "Meeresfrüchte" - which literally means "fruits of the sea".
Some common types of seafood in Germany include "Fisch" (fish), "Krebse" (crabs), "Muscheln" (mussels), and "Krabben" (shrimp). Here is a list of German seafood vocabulary:
Seafood is often served in restaurants as a main course, and it is also a popular ingredient in traditional German dishes such as "Fischbrötchen" (fish sandwiches) and "Krabbencocktail" (crab cocktail).