Fruits in German30+ Vocabulary Words about Fruit

German Vocabulary

All names for German Fruits that we could think of! Enjoy the list and happy studying!

01.07.2022

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.

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.

GermanEnglish
das Obstfruit
der Apfelapple
die Birnepear
die Pflaumeplum
die Kirschecherry
die Zitronelemon
die Limettelime
die Bananebanana
die Kiwikiwi
die Tomatetomato
die Grapefruitgrapefruit
der Pfirsischpeach
die Aprikoseapricot

Tropical Fruits

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):

GermanEnglish
die Ananaspineapple
die Mangomango
die Drachenfruchtdragonfruit
die Orangeorange
die Mandarinemandarin
die Avocadoavocado
die Feigefig
die Datteldate
die Passionsfrucht / Maracujapassionfruit
der Granatapfelpomegranate
die Papayapapaya
die Guaveguava
die Litschilychee
die Wassermelonewatermelon
die Honigmelonehoney melon

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

The good thing about berries in German is that they (almost) all end with the word for berry. So if you can remember that die Beere is feminine, you will instantly know that strawberries, goose berries and raspberries are feminine too!

GermanEnglish
die Brombeereblackberry
die Erdbeerestrawberry
die Himbeereraspberry
die Johannisbeerecurrant
der Sanddornseaberry
der Holunderelderberry
die Stachelbeeregooseberry
die Cranberrycranberry

Verbs

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”).

GermanEnglish
etw. schälento peel sth.
die Kerne entfernento remove the seeds
etw. auspressento squeeze sth.
etw. in Scheiben schneidento cut sth. into slices
etw. genießento enjoy sth.
etw. aussaugento 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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