How to say I ate in German: ich habe gegessen

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How to say I ate in German: ich habe gegessen

Learning German for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say I ate in German: ich habe gegessen
Say it out loud: “iHk hah be geh geh sin

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Some more helpful words in our German More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – ein wenig von…  (iyn veh nig fon)
...this/that – diesem  (deezum)
all done – das ist genug  (dahs ist geh nook)
another – noch eines  (nohk iyn ehs)
Bon appétit! – guten appetit!  (goo ten ah pay teet)
can I have…? – kann ich ein haben?  (kahn iHk iyn hahbin?)
can I see…? – kann ich ein sehn?  (kahn iHk iyn zayn?)
can we have...? – können wir ein haben?  (kohnin veeya iyn hahbin?)
can we see ...? – können wir ein sehn?  (kohnin veeya iyn sayn?)
Cheers! – prost  (prohst)
Eat! Eat! – essen!  (essin)
I am hungry – Ich bin hungrig  (iHk bin hun grayH)
I am thirsty – Ich habe durst  (iHk ha bay durst)
I ate – ich habe gegessen  (iHk hah be geh geh sin)
I would like… – ich hätte gerne…  (iHk hetteh gehr neh)
we ate – wir haben gegessen  (veya hahben geh geh sin)
we ate well! – wir haben gut gegessen  (veya hahben goot geh geh sin)

And here’s how to say I ate in other languages!

Arabic–Aakalt  (Aa kalt)
Chinese–Wǒ Chī Guòle  (Wo Chr Gwo Luh)
Croatian–i jeli  (ee yay lee)
Czech–už jsem jedl  (ooshz sem yeh del)
Finnish–minä söin  (me na soin)
French–j'ai mangé  (jhay mahn jhay)
German–ich habe gegessen  (iHk hah be geh geh sin)
Italian–ho mangiato  (oh mahn jee ah toe)
Japanese–Tabemashita  (Tah Beh Mah Shee Tah)
Korean–Naneun Meogeosseoyo.  (Nah Nun Muh Guh Ssuh Yo.)
Polish–Jadłem  (Ya' duem)
Portuguese–Já Comi  (jah koh mee)
Russian–Ya poyel/a  (Ya pah yel/a)
Spanish–I comió  (ee koe me oh')
Swahili–nisha kula  (nee shah kuh lah)
Thai–Gin Laeo  (geen lay-oh)
Turkish–i yedik  (ee yeh dik)
Vietnamese–Tôi Ăn  (Toy An)

Would you like to express to a local what you just ate? Then the starting phrase in German would be "I ate" (ich habe gegessen). To complete the statement, learn more phrases by getting instant access to the German Language Set.

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