It’s very important to be polite in German, so don’t forget your pleases and thank yous.

To thank someone, you can say:   Danke   or   Danke schȍn   or   Vielen Dank. 

Please is:  Bitte   or   Bitte schȍn  or  Bitte sehr.  

And you have to play ‘please and thank you tennis’ when passing things to people:

Would you like a beer?

Ja, bitte.  Danke schȍn!       Bitte schȍn!

Not thirsty?

Nein, Danke.

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