All names for German Fruits that we could think of! Enjoy the list and happy studying!
Let's have a look at the different words for fruits in German.
The word for "fruits" in German is "das Obst" - that's a singular, but it describes fruits in general.
However, there is also the word "Frucht", with its plural "Früchte" - very similar to the English word fruit.
Common Fruits in German
Let's start off with fruits that are very common in Germany.
So while bananas and kiwis do not grow here, we've decided to
include them in this list of more common fruits anyways.
Tropical Fruits in German
If you're looking to learn German vocabulary related to tropical fruits, you'll want to know how to say words like mango, papaya, banana, pineapple, and coconut.
Here's our list (so far):
Adjectives like saftig (juicy) and süß (sweet) are useful for describing the fruits, while verbs like schälen (to peel) and entkernen (to pit)
are useful for talking about what you can do with them.
Berries in German
The good thing about berries in German is that they (almost) all
end with the word for berry.
So if you can remember that berrydie Beere
is feminine, you will instantly know that strawberries,
goose berries and raspberries are feminine too!
German Verbs related to Fruits
Some useful German verbs associated with fruits and preparing or eating fruits are essen (“to eat”),
entkernen (“to pit”), schälen (“to peel”), (aus)pressen (“to press”/squeeze”), and schneiden (“to cut”).
to peel sth.
die Kerne entfernen
to remove the seeds
to squeeze sth.
etw. in Scheiben schneiden
to cut sth. into slices
to enjoy sth.
to suck sth. out
These verbs are essential for talking about how to prepare, cook and serve fruits in German, and will help you to make more complex and interesting sentences about this topic.
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