How to say how much is this? in German: wie viel kostet das?

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How to say how much is this? in German: wie viel kostet das?

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

To say how much is this? in German: wie viel kostet das?
Say it out loud: “vee feel cost it dahs?

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Some more helpful words in our German Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – die toilette  (dee twah let)
come with me – kommen sie mit  (kohm men zee mitt)
do you speak english? – sprechen sie english?  (shpreh kin see english?)
excuse me – entschuldigen sie  (ent shool' duh gen zee)
excuse me (to get past) – entschuldigung  (in shool dee gung)
good / bad – gut / schlecht  (goot / shlest)
how do you say…? – wie sagt man…  (vee zahgt mahn…)
how much is this? – wie viel kostet das?  (vee feel cost it dahs?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – kann ich…  (kahn iH)
maybe – vielleicht  (vill eyesht)
no problem – kein problem  (kine prob leem)
please – bitte  (bit tuh)
sorry – pardon  (pahr dohn)
thank you – danke  (dahn kuh)
what is that? – was ist das?  (vahst is dahs?)
where is… – wo ist  (woe ist)
yes / no – ja / nein  (yah / nine)

And here’s how to say how much is this? in other languages!

Arabic–Kam Se'r?  (kam sehr?)
Chinese–Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?  (Jay Guh Dwo Shao Chyen?)
Croatian–koliko je to?  (koe lee koe yay toe?)
Czech–kolik to stojí?  (ko LEEK tow stoy ee?)
Finnish–kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?  (kuin kah pahlyon tah mah xaah)
French–Combien est-ce?  (comb bee in ess)
German–wie viel kostet das?  (vee feel cost it dahs?)
Italian–quanto costa questo?  (qwan toe kohs tuh kwes toe?)
Japanese–Ikura Desuka?  (Ee Coo Rah Dess Kah?)
Korean–Igeoneun Eolmayeyo?  (Ee Go Nun Uhl Ma Ae Yo?)
Polish–Ile to kosztuje?  (Ela to kosh too' yeah?)
Portuguese–Quanto Custa Isto?  (koo-an toe coos tah ees too?)
Russian–skol'ko eto stoit?  (skohl koh etah stoh eet?)
Spanish–¿cuánto?  (kwahn toe?)
Swahili–bei gani  (bay ee gah nee)
Thai–Ni Thao Rai?  (NEE TAO rai?)
Turkish–ne kadar?  (nay kah dar?)
Vietnamese–Bao Nhiêu?  (Bao Nyoo)

There are many "asking" phrases used all over the world and the most common ones are the one used when asking for the price of an item. When you spot something you like at the local market you can walk up to the seller and ask ""how much is this?" (wie viel kostet das?)?" This phrase is will come in handy when you are looking to do shopping for items or even souvenirs. Get instant access to the German Language Set.

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