True Friends in English and German Vocabulary – Nearly identical words

Here you will find words which are nearly the same in German and in English.

This table is not complete. Technical and geographical words are listed only in a very small amount because of clarity.

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English German
accent Akzent
alcohol Alkohol
article Artikel
assistant Assistent
automatic automatisch
banana Banane
bed Bett
beer Bier
bible Bibel
biology Biologie
blouse Bluse
bomb Bombe
brown braun
buffet Büfett
bull Bulle
bush Busch
calendar Kalender
candidate Kandidat
card Karte (allgemein)
carrot Karotte
carton Karton
cassette Kassette
cathedral Kathedrale
cellar Keller
centre, center Zentrum
cigarette Zigarette
class Klasse
club Klub
coffee Kaffee
complex Komplex
concept Konzept
concert Konzert
continent Kontinent
corridor Korridor
costume Kostüm
course Kurs
cultural kulturell
elephant Elefant
expert Experte
fall fallen
figure Figur (Körper)
fire Feuer
fish Fisch
function Funktion
garden Garten
geography Geografie
glass Glas
grass Gras
grill grillen
gymnastics Gymnastik
hat Hut
help Hilfe
hen Henne
horizon Horizont
horoscope Horoskop
house Haus
insect Insekt
ladder Leiter
light Licht
lip Lippe
manuscript Manuskript
march Marsch
market Markt
mathematics Mathematik
medicine Medizin
metal Metall
method Methode
metre Meter
milk Milch
music Musik
nerves Nerven
ocean Ozean
oil Öl
opera Oper
party Partei
patient Patient
physics Physik
politics Politik
president Präsident
radical radikal
rat Ratte
raw rau
reception Rezeption
respect Respekt
right richtig
rust Rost
salt Salz
sea die See (das Meer)
second Sekunde
shit Scheiße
shock Schock
silver Silber
singer Sänger
slime Schleim
smuggler Schmuggler
socks Socken
sport (nicht Schulfach!) Sport
storm Sturm
strategy Strategie
style Stil
summer Sommer
systematically systematisch
tactics Taktik
temperature Temperatur
title Titel
to begin beginnen
to bring (her)bringen
to laugh lachen
to sing singen
tomato Tomate
tractor Traktor
underworld Unterwelt
wonder Wunder
worm Wurm

Spelling:

Most German words written with >ch<, have >gh< in English.
Example: er brachte - he brought

Thanks to Alex, Benedikt, Jan, Magdalena, Markus and Otto.