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Parts of a plant and Gardening Tools in German

Parts of a plant and Gardening Tools in German

One of the “most” common topics in German A1 is learning the vocabulary necessary to describe your day to day life, to describe what you ate, what you did, what your passions and interests are and what you do. This will involve plants or something related to plants somehow. For this, you need to memorize the list of parts of a plant in German. For a simple example, you would have to say which vegetable you like, buy flowers for a lover, fruits for your child and so on.

With the example above, you can easily see that parts of a plant are not just root / stem / leaf but the entire list. We have already covered list of fruits, berries and nuts in one post and vegetables in another post. In this post, we will be learning about a comprehensive list of parts of a plant in German with tons and tons of examples

So why is it so important that you need to memorize the List of parts of a plant in German including the German vocabulary for gardening and gardening tools?

A few simple examples for its importance: You’re going to meet your girlfriend and you need to buy “FLOWERS”. That is a part of a plant right there. Where do you find the “FRUITS” and “VEGETABLES” in a supermarket? In the autumn, the “LEAVES” fall down and people like to describe them as beautifully as possible.

Parts of a plant in German
Parts of a plant in German

You can see that learning this vocabulary words in any language is crucial to a well-rounded vocabulary and is also absolutely fundamental for sentence building. While some basic vocabulary such as leaves and vegetables can be memorized in beginning, specific words are crucial to communicating or diving into discussions. These holes need to be identified and filled during intermediate stages.

Let us go through the list of parts of a plant in German and a few example sentences for the same. But before that let us start with the absolute fundamental… what is the word for Plants in German.


  1. Trees and Plants in German
  2. List of parts of plant in German
  3. Types of plants in German
  4. List of Gardening Tools in German
  5. Gardening Verbs in German
  6. Barbeque in German


Other German wordlists

Parts of a plant in German
The complete vocabulary list for Birds in German
Insects in German
Parts of the house in German
List of 50+ fruits in German including dry fruits in German and list of Berries and Nuts in German
Drinks in German
Vocabulary list of tools in German

Trasnlation for Trees and Plants in German

How do you say trees in German?
How do you say trees in German?
  • SINGULAR: The German translation for “The plant” is “Die Pflanze”
    • EXAMPLE: “I like the plant.” à Ich mag die Pflanze.
  • PLURAL: The German word for “The Plants” is “die Pflanzen”
    • EXAMPLE: “The cow ate the plants.” à Die Kuh hat die Pflanzen
  • SINGULAR: The German translation for “The tree” is “Der Baum”
    • EXAMPLE: “The tree is huge.” à Der Baum ist riesig.
  • PLURAL: The German word for “The trees” is “die Bäume”
    • EXAMPLE: “The dinosaur ate the trees.” à Der Dinosaurier hat die Bäume


List of parts of a plant in German

Who doesn’t like gardening or just to look at gardens? When we were children, we studied botany and parts of a plant were one of the most fundamental lessons that we learnt as a part of botany. Similarly when we study German, we have to memorize and learn the parts of a plant in your quest to master the German basic vocabulary list.

One of the “most” important topics in German A1 is learning the vocabulary is parts of a plant in German. A few examples of when you need to understand parts of a plant in German.

  1. In autumn, the leaves will fall.
  2. The tree trunk is useful.
  3. The flowers are beautiful

Let us go through the German vocabulary for the parts of a plant in German with a few example sentences for the same. Remember, the parts of a plant in German is a list you have to memorize for life and would be super critical when you take your A1 test so make sure that you get it 100% done!

What are the parts of a plant in German?
What are the parts of a plant in German?


ENGLISHGERMAN PLANTEnglish SentenceGerman Sentence
branchast, Die Äste des BaumesWe need to burn the branches of the tree.Wir müssen die Äste des Baumes verbrennen.
trunkder Baumstamm / die BaumstämmeThe carpenter made a table with the tree trunk.Der Zimmermann machte aus dem Baumstamm einen Tisch.
leafdas Blatt / die BlätterThe tea leaves must be dried.Die Teeblätter müssen getrocknet werden.
fruitdie Frucht / die FruchtFruits are tasty.Früchte sind lecker
vegetableDas GemüseMy dog hates vegetables.Mein Hund hasst Gemüse.
rootdie Wurzel / die WurzelnThe potato is a rootDie Kartoffel ist eine Wurzel
the barkdie RindeThe cow ate the tree bark.Die Kuh hat die Baumrinde gefressen.
the seedDer SamenThe seeds are small but the tree is large.Die Samen sind klein, aber der Baum ist groß.
the bushDer BuschThere is a small bush near my house.In der Nähe meines Hauses steht ein kleiner Busch.
the thornder DornCactus have thorns.Kakteen haben Dornen.
the stem of the flowerder BlütenstielThe stem of the flower is very strong.Der Blütenstiel ist sehr stark.
the buddie KnospeThe bud of a rose is red in color.Die Knospe einer Rose ist rot gefärbt.
the plantDie PflanzeThe plant has 2 leaves and one flower.Die Pflanze hat 2 Blätter und eine Blüte.
The seedDer SamenThe farmer purchased some seeds.Der Bauer kaufte einige Samen.


Types of plants in German

You need to be more generic in cases when talking to acquaintances. However there comes a time when you need to be very specific when talking to friends and you have to deep dive into many a topic. You can’t say ROSE TREE and COCONUT PLANT. The rose is a bush while a small plant is a sapling. You can learn the complete vocabulary list of types of plants in German. This will prove as an important addition to you vocabulary list of plants in German.

Gardening in German
Gardening in German
ENGLISHGERMAN PLANTSEnglish SentenceGerman Sentence
the seedDer SamenThe seeds are small but the tree is large.Die Samen sind klein, aber der Baum ist groß.
To Sprout (VERB)sprießenThere is a small bush near my house.In der Nähe meines Hauses steht ein kleiner Busch.
GerminateKeimenCactus have thorns.Kakteen haben Dornen.
ShrubDer StrauchThe rose is a bush.Die Rose ist ein Strauch.
Bushder BuschThe man hid in the bushDer Mann versteckte sich im Busch
PlantDie PflanzeThe plant is green.Die Pflanze ist grün.
TreeDer BaumWoodpeckers and owls live in trees.Spechte und Eulen leben in Bäumen.
SproutDer SprossMy seeds have sprouted and there are many sprouts.Meine Samen sind aufgegangen und es gibt viele Sprossen.
Sapling / SeedlingsDer Setzling / Der SämlingA musician sings to the seedlings.Ein Musiker singt zu den Setzlingen.
The creeper plantdie SchlingpflanzePumpkin is a creeper plant.Kürbis ist eine Schlingpflanze.
The climber plantdie KletterpflanzeBeans are climber plants.Bohnen sind Kletterpflanzen.
The Shrubder StrauchThe palace gardens has many shrubs.Der Schlossgarten hat viele Sträucher.
The HerbDas KrautThe herb is a type of plant.Das Kraut ist eine Pflanzenart.
Aquatic plantsWasserpflanzenYou must buy Aquatic plants for your aquarium.Sie müssen Wasserpflanzen für Ihr Aquarium kaufen.
Floating PlantsDie SchwimmpflanzenLilies and Lotuses are floating plantsLilien und Lotusse sind Schwimmpflanzen


Gardening related terms in German

Germans love gardening. Many Germans spend hours on end tending to their gardens. Balconies in houses are usually filled with lots of potted plants. It is very common to find pots inside one’s home filled with beautiful plants. Suffice to say, you can find loads of gardening tools in every house.

What are the different Gardening related terms in German?
What are the different Gardening related terms in German?

In this section, we will be learning about the list of all gardening tools in German with a couple of examples thrown in.

ENGLISHGERMAN GARDENEnglish SentenceGerman Sentence
vegetable plotdas Gemüsebeet / Der GemüsegartenThe vegetable plot is in Hamburg.Der Gemüsegarten ist in Hamburg.
rock gardender SteingartenThere is a rock garden in Singapore.In Singapur gibt es einen Steingarten.
botanical gardender Botanische GartenThe botanical garden has more than ten thousand flowers.Der botanische Garten hat mehr als zehntausend Blumen.
flower gardender BlumengartenThe flower garden is gorgeous.Der Blumengarten ist wunderschön.
garden centredas GärtnereicenterWe do not have a garden centre nearby.Wir haben kein Gartencenter in der Nähe.
market gardendie GärtnereiThe market garden is pretty.Die Gärtnerei ist hübsch.
ornamental gardender ZiergartenThe Chinese ornamental garden has many buildings.Der chinesische Ziergarten hat viele Gebäude.
roof gardender DachgartenThe roof garden is above a bar.Der Dachgarten liegt über einer Bar.
lawn turfder RasenThe cow ate the lawn turf.Die Kuh hat den Rasen gefressen.
artificial turfder KunstrasenThe football ground has an artificial turf.Der Fußballplatz hat einen Kunstrasen.
lawnder RasenThe Lawnmower is near the lawn.Der Rasenmäher steht in der Nähe des Rasens.
flower beddas BlumenbeetThe flower bed has many worms.Das Blumenbeet hat viele Würmer.
earthdie ErdeEarth is so beautiful.Die Erde ist so schön.
flowerdie BlumeShe searches for flowers and rainbows.Sie sucht nach Blumen und Regenbögen.
shrubder StrauchI have a few shrubs in my garden.Ich habe ein paar Sträucher in meinem Garten.


Gardening Verbs in German

Now that we have established that Germans love gardening, do you know that gardening does not simply mean throwing seeds into the soil? There are many activities around the act of gardening which is why I said early on that Germans love (and also need) to spend hours tending to their gardens.

Gardening Verbs in German
Gardening Verbs in German

In this section, we will be learning about the list of all Gardening verbs in German with a lot of examples thrown in.

ENGLISHGERMAN GARDENEnglish SentenceGerman Sentence
to grow, cultivatePflegen / kultivierenThe gardener cultivated the garden.Der Gärtner pflegte den Garten.
to prunebeschneidenPrune the bushes and I will give you three dollars.Beschneide die Büsche und ich gebe dir drei Dollar.
to mowmähenThe young boy mowed the lawn.Der Junge mähte den Rasen.
to diggrabenThe man dug a small grave for his dog.Der Mann grub ein kleines Grab für seinen Hund.
to weeddas Unkraut jätenCan you weed the lawn today?Kannst du heute den Rasen jäten?
to hoehackenThe carpenter hoes the lawn.Der Zimmermann hackt den Rasen.
to water the plantsdie Pflanzen giessenPlease water the plants once a week.Bitte gießen Sie die Pflanzen einmal pro Woche.
to barbecuegrillenCan we barbecue the meat?Können wir das Fleisch grillen?
to sunbathesich sonnenThe rich woman sunbathes in Spain every year.Die reiche Frau sonnt sich jedes Jahr in Spanien.
to gossiptratschen / klatschenMy wife loves to gossip.Meine Frau liebt es zu klatschen.


List for Gardening tools in German

We have now learnt about the different types of gardens and the gardening verbs in German. So you know what garden you want and what you need to do. The next point is what do you need to do it. There are many gardening tools which you need to do gardening. Simply put, you cannot use a rake to trim a bush.

In this section, we will be learning about the list of all Gardening Tools in German with a lot of examples thrown in.

ENGLISHGERMAN GARDENEnglish SentenceGerman Sentence
garden toolsdie GartengeräteThese garden tools are expensive.Diese Gartengeräte sind teuer.
lawnmowerder RasenmäherThe Lawnmower is red in color.Der Rasenmäher hat eine rote Farbe.
Hedge cutterder HeckenschereThe hedge cutter broke yesterday.Die Heckenschere ist gestern kaputt gegangen.
hedge shearsdie HeckenschereDo you want the hedge shears or the grass shears?Möchten Sie die Heckenschere oder die Grasschere?
grass shearsdie GrasschereWhere are the grass shears?Wo ist die Grasschere?
pruning shearsdie BaumschereThe gardener purchased pruning shears.Der Gärtner hat eine Baumschere gekauft.
hoedie HackeThe cow pulled the hoe.Die Kuh zog die Hacke.
rakeder RechenI gave the rake to my daughter.Ich habe den Rechen meiner Tochter geschenkt.
spadeder SpatenThe gardener says that the spade is the most important tool.Der Gärtner sagt, dass der Spaten das wichtigste Werkzeug ist.
garden forkdie GartengabelWhat is the use of a garden fork?Wozu dient eine Gartengabel?
troweldie KelleCan we push the trowel?Können wir die Kelle schieben?
compostder KompostThere is compost in the compost bin.In der Komposttonne befindet sich Kompost.
compost binder Komposteimer / der Kompostbehälter The compost bin has fifty kilos of compost.Der Kompostbehälter hat fünfzig Kilo Kompost.
wheelbarrowdie SchubkarreThere wheelbarrow is not clean.Die Schubkarre ist nicht sauber.
sprinklerder RasensprengerThe lawn sprinkler is broken.Der Rasensprenger ist kaputt.
watering candie GießkanneThe watering can is quite large.Die Gießkanne ist recht groß.
Hoseder SchlauchThe fireman and the gardener use hoses every day.Der Feuerwehrmann und der Gärtner benutzen jeden Tag Schläuche.


Barbeque in German

Another thing you need to know about Germans is that they love to go out in fine weather. And by going out, it does not mean going out hiking or scuba diving or mountaineering. Sure those can be done once a week or a few times a month. But what about on those pesky weekdays when you have to work or what about on the second day of weekend after you’ve done a massive hike.

What are the different vocabulary for Barbeque in German?
What are the different vocabulary for Barbeque in German?

Germans loooooove a good barbeque. You would be hard pressed to find a German household without a barbeque in their house. Firing a Barbeque is so common on a sunny day across Germany. In this section, we will be learning about the list of a few Barbeque terms in German with some examples.

ENGLISHGERMAN GARDENEnglish SentenceGerman Sentence
barbecueder GrillI invited my girlfriend to my house because I purchased a new barbecue.Ich habe meine Freundin zu mir nach Hause eingeladen, weil ich einen neuen Grill gekauft habe.
charcoaldie Holzkohle / Die KohleCharcoal is black.Kohle ist schwarz.
briquettesdie BrikettsThe shopkeeper asked me to buy briquettes.Der Ladenbesitzer bat mich, Briketts zu kaufen.
skewerder SpießThe fisherman threw the skewer into the river.Der Fischer warf den Spieß in den Fluss.



Final List for Gardening in German

All good things must come to an end 🙂

ENGLISHGERMAN GARDENEnglish SentenceGerman Sentence
shedder SchuppenMy gardener lives in the shed.Mein Gärtner wohnt im Schuppen.
garden furnituredie GartenmöbelShe loved the garden furniture more than the garden.Sie liebte die Gartenmöbel mehr als den Garten.
garden chairder GartenstuhlThe garden chair is rusted.Der Gartenstuhl ist verrostet.
folding chairder KlappstuhlDo you have a few folding chairs?Haben Sie ein paar Klappstühle?
child’s swingdie KinderschaukelI sat on the child’s swing and it broke.Ich saß auf der Kinderschaukel und sie ging kaputt.
summer housedas SommerhausThe rich man has two summer houses in Italy.Der reiche Mann hat zwei Sommerhäuser in Italien.
fish pondder FischteichOur fish pond has aquatic plants.Unser Fischteich hat Wasserpflanzen.



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