Language in Vienna

Language in Vienna

What is the official language in Vienna? Do they speak English in Austria? How do I order food in restaurants?

The offical language of Vienna is German. English is understood in many places, so don't worry too much about not speaking German, however you might find that some restaurants only have German language menus and German speaking waiters.

As becoming fluent in German for your trip might prove a little too challenging, why not print out our helpful list of basic phrases and expressions to try out on your travels?

Greetings

Hello
Guten Tag
How are you?
Wie geht’s?
Good, thank you
Danke, gut
Please
Bitte
Thank you
Danke sehr
Yes
Ja
No
Nein
Goodbye
Auf Wiedersehen

At the restaurant

I'm vegetarian
Ich bin Vegetarier
Breakfast
Frühstück
Lunch
Mittagessen
Dinner
Abendessen
Chicken
Huhn
Beef
Rindfleisch
Fish
Fisch
Ham
Schinken
Sausage
Wurst
Cheese
Käse
Eggs
Eier
Salad
Salat
Vegetables
Gemüse
Fruit
Obst
Bread
Brot
Noodles
Nudeln
Rice
Reis
Coffee
Kaffee
Tea
Tee
Juice
Saft
Mineral water
Mineralwasser
Tap water
Leitungswasser
Beer
Bier

Days of the week

Monday
Montag
Tuesday
Dienstag
Wednesday
Mittwoch
Thursday
Donnerstag
Friday
Freitag
Saturday
Samstag
Sunday
Sonntag

Numbers

One
Eins
Two
Zwei
Three
Drei
Four
Vier
Five
Fünf
Six
Sechs
Seven
Sieben
Eight
Acht
Nine
Neun
Ten
Zehn

Other useful expressions

Stomach medicine
Magentabletten
Aspirin
Schmerzmittel
Left
Links
Right
Rechts
Half
Die Hälfte
Less
Weniger
More
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