True Friends in English and German Vocabulary – Identical words

Here you will find words which are 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
absurd absurd
alphabet Alphabet
altar Altar
angst Angst
anorak Anorak
April April
arm Arm
August August
baby Baby
ball Ball
ballet Ballett
band Band
bank Bank (Geldinstitut)
basketball Basketball
bitter bitter
blind blind
blitzkrieg Blitzkrieg
blond blond
boss Boss
bring bringen (mitbringen)
bus Bus
butter Butter
chance Chance
code Code
computer Computer
cousin Cousin
dessert Dessert
doppelganger Doppelgänger
drama Drama
edition Edition
elegant elegant
experiment Experiment
extra extra
fair fair
fan Fan
film Film
find finden
finger Finger
firm Firma
fit fit
frost Frost
function Funktion
gas Gas
generation Generation
gesundheit Gesundheit!
glockenspiel Glockenspiel
gold Gold
golf Golf
hammer Hammer
hand Hand
hinterland Hinterland
hotel Hotel
hunger Hunger
ideal ideal
idiot Idiot
illusion Illusion
instrument Instrument
intelligent intelligent
jeans Jeans
kindergarten, pre-school Kindergarten
kitsch Kitsch
material Material
mental mental
mild mild
minus minus
minute Minute
modern modern
moment Moment
monument Monument
museum Museum
motor Motor
name Name
nation Nation
national national
nest Nest
neutral neutral
normal normal
November November
optimal optimal
orange Orange
oval oval
pack packen
parallel parallel
partner Partner
party Party
person Person
pilot Pilot
planet Planet
plus plus
pony Pony
post Post
praline (crushed nuts and burnt sugar) Praline
pudding Pudding
pullover Pullover
radio Radio
regional regional
relevant relevant
rest Rest
ring Ring
ring finger Ringfinger
rose Rose
rucksack Rucksack
sand Sand
sauerkraut Sauerkraut
September September
ski Ski
sofa Sofa
spray Spray
stollen Stollen
stress Stress
talent Talent
taxi Taxi
team Team
test Test
text Text
tiger Tiger
toast Toast
toilet Toilette
tolerant tolerant
trainer Trainer
transparent transparent
uniform Uniform
vase Vase
video Video
volleyball Volleyball
waldsterben Waldsterben
wanderlust Wanderlust (Fernweh)
warm warm
weltanschauung Weltanschauung
wild wild
wind Wind
winter Winter
wolf Wolf
zebra Zebra
zeitgeist Zeitgeist

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