March 4, 2013



finally, one of the three german words I knew before duolingo program

September 13, 2013


"Danke schön" has the same meaning as well??

February 11, 2016


In general, yes.
Danke is more along the lines of "thanks", and danke schön is more along the lines of a proper/more formal "thank you".

April 6, 2016


What is the word for "you are welcome"?

October 27, 2017

  • Bitte!
  • Gern geschehen!

are two possible replies to thanks.

December 23, 2017


Everywhere I have read has bitte as meaning "your welcome" and when many years Back when I was stationed in Germany the common reponse to to danke was bitte.

February 1, 2017


You're welcome (not your welcome) is the common answer for thanks/thank you.

– Thank you
– You're welcome.

February 9, 2018


my first comment in this course ! ..... how you can say " thank you " ?

September 15, 2016

  • danke schön
  • danke sehr
  • danke
  • Ich danke dir
  • Vielen Dank
November 23, 2016


Does danke mean thanks?

January 8, 2018


Well, the expression "Danke!" in German means the same as the expression "Thanks!" in English.

The individual word does not have exactly the same range of meanings (it's not even the same part of speech: the German is a verb form, the English a noun).

January 8, 2018


For anyone wondering how to pronouce this, say it like Shrek says "Donkey."

June 17, 2019


From what I can tell, this word is usually capitalised, but why so? Is it a noun?

May 24, 2017


In my experience, that's usually because it's in the beginning of a sentence. Dank is a noun that means thanks ( as in the noun 'thanks'), so it's capitalised but danke is not capitalised in the middle of a sentence

May 29, 2017


I saw «Dank» is capitalized, but why not danke, because it's a verbal form?



Danke schön
(literally: thank you kindly/nicely)

Danke sehr
(literally: thank you very)

Vielen Dank
(literally: many thanks)

Herzlichen Dank
(literally: heartfelt thanks)

Ich bedanke mich
(literally: I offer my thanks)

Besten Dank
(literally: Best of thanks)

But on the same page, they use «"Nein, danke".

So I don't understand the rule. Someone?

February 9, 2018


Does it mean thanks or thank you? Or is there. More form term than danke?

January 24, 2018


Does it mean thanks or thank you?

Yes - danke means either of those.

Or is there. More form term than danke?

Not really more formal, but Vielen Dank! and Danke sehr! are a bit more polite or show a higher degree of gratitude.

Well, if you want formal, there is Ich bin Ihnen zutiefst zu Dank verpflichtet! but that is something along the lines of "I'm extremely grateful".

January 25, 2018


Do you pronounce the e aswell or just Dank??

May 27, 2019


The e is pronounced as well (as a shwa).

However, the phrase vielen Dank! does not have an -e.

May 27, 2019


Correct pronunciation of danke? I hear two different ways of pronouncing the "e" sound

June 2, 2019
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