🇩🇪 Master Basic German Words for Health and Nutrition

🇩🇪 Master Basic German Words for Health and Nutrition

Learn Key Health and Nutrition Terms While You Exercise! 🫀🏋️‍♀️🥑

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Are you looking to expand your German vocabulary in areas that matter most to your daily life? Our latest lesson in the "German for Busy Starters" series is here to help! Focused on body, health, and nutrition, this course is designed to empower you with over 150 essential German words. Perfect for beginners, it’s your key to engaging in meaningful conversations about staying fit and eating well.

📘 Topics Covered

  • 🫀 Body and Appearance: Learn to describe different body parts like "the arm" (der Arm), "the back" (der Rücken), and aspects of physical appearance, including "the beard" (der Bart) or "blonde" hair (blond).

  • 🏋️‍♀️ Health and Wellness: Discuss health-related topics, from "the fever" (das Fieber) to "the hospital" (das Krankenhaus). Understand how to express states like being "awake" (wach), "asleep" (schlafend), or "hungry" (hungrig).

  • 🥑 Nutrition and Eating: Dive into the world of food and drinks. Talk about "the apple" (der Apfel), "the bread" (das Brot), and meals like "the breakfast" (das Frühstück) or "the dinner" (das Abendessen).

📚 Dive into Learning

Embarking on this learning journey opens up a whole new aspect of German culture and lifestyle. Discussing topics like health, body, and nutrition in German not only enhances your vocabulary but also connects you with the German-speaking world on a more personal level.

🎧 Why Listen to Our Audio Course?

Polyglotic's audio course integrates seamlessly into your busy schedule. Our lessons use contextual learning techniques, ensuring each German word is not just translated, but also presented in sentences, making learning more effective and engaging. Enhanced with AI-powered, realistic voice-overs, our course offers an immersive learning experience akin to conversing with a native speaker.


The first part of this four-part lesson can be accessed either directly on Spotify or right here on our site.

Vocabulary list

Here you can find words for the 1st part of the lesson:

English word & example sentenceGerman word & example sentence
age – Wisdom often comes with age.das Alter – Weisheit kommt oft mit dem Alter.
alive – The patient is alive but in critical condition.lebendig – Der Patient ist lebendig, aber in kritischem Zustand.
ankle – She twisted her ankle while hiking in the mountains.der Knöchel – Sie hat sich den Knöchel verdreht, als sie in den Bergen wanderte.
appearance – She takes great care of her appearance.das Aussehen – Sie legt großen Wert auf ihr Aussehen.
apple – An apple fell from the tree.der Apfel – Ein Apfel ist vom Baum gefallen.
arm – He broke his arm while playing football.der Arm – Er hat sich den Arm beim Fußballspielen gebrochen.
asleep – He fell asleep while watching the movie.schlafend – Er saß da, schlafend, während er den Film ansah.
avoid – I try to avoid eating too much junk food.vermeiden – Ich versuche, Junkfood zu vermeiden.
awake – She was wide awake and ready to start the day.wach – Sie war wach und bereit, einen neuen Tag zu beginnen.
back – I hurt my back while lifting a heavy box.der Rücken – Ich habe meinen Rücken verletzt, als ich eine schwere Kiste gehoben habe.
banana – She ate a banana for breakfast.die Banane – Sie hat zum Frühstück eine Banane gegessen.
bandage – He wrapped the bandage tightly around his finger.der Verband – Er wickelte den Verband eng um seinen Finger.
bean – I made a bean soup for dinner.die Bohne – Ich habe eine Bohnensuppe zum Abendessen gemacht.
beard – He decided to grow a beard during the winter months.der Bart – In den Wintermonaten beschloss er, sich einen Bart wachsen zu lassen.
beef – She cooked a delicious beef stew for dinner.das Rindfleisch – Zum Abendessen kochte sie einen leckeren Rindfleischeintopf.
biscuit – I had a cup of tea and a biscuit for breakfast.der Keks – Ich hatte zum Frühstück eine Tasse Tee und einen Keks.
blonde – She was a blonde girl.blond – Sie war ein blondes Mädchen.
blood – He donated blood to the blood bank.das Blut – Er hat Blut für die Blutbank gespendet.
body – She has a beautiful body.der Körper – Sie hat einen schönen Körper.
boil – She boiled some potatoes for dinner.kochen – Sie kochte einige Kartoffeln zum Abendessen.
bone – The skeleton is made up of bones.der Knochen – Das Skelett besteht aus Knochen.
bottle – I need to buy a bottle of water.die Flasche – Ich muss eine Flasche Wasser kaufen.
bread – I love to eat bread for breakfast.das Brot – Ich liebe es, zum Frühstück Brot zu essen.
break – He broke his leg by accident.brechen – Er hat sich versehentlich das Bein gebrochen.
breakfast – I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast.das Frühstück – Ich hatte zum Frühstück eine Schüssel Müsli.
butter – Can you pass me the butter, please?die Butter – Gibst du mir bitte die Butter?
cafe – I usually go to the cafe in the morning to get a coffee.das Cafe – Ich gehe normalerweise morgens ins Cafe, um einen Kaffee zu trinken.
cake – She made a chocolate cake for her husband's birthday.der Kuchen – Sie hat einen Schokoladenkuchen zum Geburtstag ihres Mannes gebacken.
can – She opened a can of soup for lunch.die Dose – Sie öffnete eine Dose Suppe zum Mittagessen.
candy – I love candy, especially gummies and chocolate.die Süßigkeiten – Sie liebt Süßigkeiten, besonders Gummibärchen und Schokolade.
care – The doctor provided excellent care for her patients.die Pflege – Der Arzt hat hervorragende Pflege für seine Patienten geleistet.
carrot – I love adding carrots to my salad.die Karotte – Ich liebe es, Karotten in meinen Salat zu geben.
chew – He likes to chew gum while he works.kauen – Er kaut gerne Kaugummi während der Arbeit.
chin – He rubbed his chin thoughtfully.das Kinn – Er rieb sich nachdenklich das Kinn.
condition – My body is in excellent condition.der Zustand – Mein Körper ist in einem ausgezeichneten Zustand.
contain – The bottle contains 500 ml of water.enthalten – Die Flasche enthält 500 ml Wasser.
cook – She likes to cook dinner for her family every night.kochen – Sie kocht gerne jeden Abend für ihre Familie.
cookie – Would you like a cookie with your coffee?der Keks – Möchten Sie einen Keks zu Ihrem Kaffee?
corn – The farmer harvested a large field of corn.der Mais – Der Bauer hat ein großes Maisfeld geerntet.
cough – She started to cough and had to leave the room.husten – Sie begann zu husten und musste den Raum verlassen.

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