How to say tip in German: trinkgeld

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How to say tip in German: trinkgeld

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

To say tip in German: trinkgeld
Say it out loud: “trink geld

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Some more helpful words in our German Dining Basics category:

beer / wine – bier /wein  (beer / vine)
beverage – trinken  (trink in)
business hours – geschäftszeiten  (goo shefts zai ten)
casual restaurant – einfaches restaurant  (iyn fahkus res tehr ahn)
check – zahlen bitte  (zahl en bit tuh)
coffee / tea – kaffe / tee  (coffee / tea)
grocery store – lebensmittelgeschäft  (leh binz mittl geh sheft)
marketplace – markt  (markt)
menu – menü  (mih noo)
restaurant – restaurant  (res tehr ahn)
service charge – bedienungsgeld  (beh nee nohn sgelt)
table for two – tisch für zwei  (tish fur tsvy)
tip – trinkgeld  (trink geld)
water – wasser  (vah suhr)

And here’s how to say tip in other languages!

Arabic–Baqsheesh/Tips  (Bak sheesh / tips)
Chinese–Xiǎofèi  (Shyao Fay)
Croatian–napojnica  (nah poe neet suh)
Czech–spropitné  (spro pit NAHH)
Finnish–tippi  (tip pe)
French–Un pourboire  (ahn poor bwah)
German–trinkgeld  (trink geld)
Italian–il servizio  (ill sur veet' zee oh)
Japanese–Chippu  (Chi' Ppu)
Korean–Tip  (Tip)
Polish–napiwek  (na pee' veck)
Portuguese–Gorjeta  (gohr zhe tah)
Russian–chayevye  (che ye vye)
Spanish–propina  (prō pee nuh)
Swahili–bakshishi  (bahk shee shee)
Thai–Thip  (tip)
Turkish–bahşiş  (bah shish)
Vietnamese–Típ  (Teep)

Giving a "tip" (trinkgeld) in some cultures like German is not necessarily required, but is considered polite, especially when you receive great service, not necessarily in a restaurant, but also in your travel or shopping. Get instant access to the German Language Set.

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