How to say Good Evening in German: guten abend

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How to say Good Evening in German: guten abend

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

To say Good Evening in German: guten abend
Say it out loud: “goo ten ah bent

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Some more helpful words in our German Greetings category:

Fine, thank you – gut, danke  (goot, dahn kuh)
Good Afternoon – guten tag  (goo ten tahg)
Good Evening – guten abend  (goo ten ah bent)
Good Morning – guten morgen  (goo ten mohr gahn)
Good Night – gute Nacht  (goo teh nahkt)
Goodbye – auf wiedersehn  (auf vee der zeen)
How are you? – wie geht es dir  (vee geet ess dear)
Pleased to meet you – schön sie zu treffen  (shoon zee zoo treh fin)

And here’s how to say Good Evening in other languages!

Arabic–Masaa' al-khayer  (ma saah al kha yer)
Chinese–Wǎnshànghǎo!  (Wanshang Hao!)
Croatian–dobro večer  (doe bro vay chur)
Czech–Dobrý večer  (doe bree VEH chair)
Finnish–Hyvää iltaa  (hih vaah il taah)
French–bonjour  (bohn swah)
German–guten abend  (goo ten ah bent)
Italian–buonasera  (bohn uh sair uh)
Japanese–Konbanwa  (Con Ban Wah)
Korean–Annyeonghaseyo?  (Ahn Nyoung Hah Se Yo?)
Polish–Dobry wieczór  (Do' bree veeay' choor)
Portuguese–Boa Noite  (boh ah no-ee cheh)
Russian–Dobryu vecher!  (Doh breey vye chyer !)
Spanish–buenas noches  (bway nahs no chays)
Swahili–mema jioni  (may ma jee oh nee)
Thai–Sawat Di Khrap/Kha  (sa wat dee krahp/KAH)
Turkish–iyi akşamlar  (ee yay ahk shahm lahr)
Vietnamese–Chào Buổi Tối  (Jow Buoy Doy)

"Good Evening" (guten abend) is a phrase used when greeting an individual or individuals in the evening. It's a considerate expression that shows that you care for the well-being of the other person. After a day of touring you can wish your driver a good evening by saying "today was a great day, I hope tomorrow will be better. Do have a "Good Evening" (guten abend)." Get instant access to the German Language Set.

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