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List of 100+ Vegetables in German

List of 100+ Vegetables in German

Let us start off in the absolute beginning. Close your eyes… You are a baby…. What are the first few words that you speak? You start saying words you like which are basically all the food pieces that you eat. And babies are fed all the vegetables. This is true for a German speaking child as well. For the German child, it formulates nothing but the absolute basics of List of Vegetables in German including the Parts of the room in German.

List of Vegetables in German
List of Vegetables in German

Now let us skip ahead and go to school… I’m sure in school, we would have learnt about the vocabulary list of Vegetables. Now what about a child studying in German? Would it not be the case that they learn about the list of Vegetables in German and the list of beans in German?

One of the “most” common topics in German A1 is learning the vocabulary for how to describe what one ate and this always involves fruits and vegetables. We have already covered list of fruits, berries and nuts in another post. In this post, we will be learning about a comprehensive list of vegetables in German with tons and tons of examples



  1. How to say Vegetables in German?
  2. Complete List of Vegetables in German?
  3. Common supermarket vegetables in German
  4. Beans and lentils in German?
  5. Leafy vegetables in German?
  6. Parts of a plant in German?


How do you say “Vegetable” in German?

  • SINGULAR: The German translation for “The vegetable” is “das Gemüse”
    • EXAMPLE: “Potato is a vegetable.” à Kartoffel ist ein Gemüse.
  • PLURAL: The German word for “The Vegetables” is “das Gemüse” (the same… THANKFULLY!!!!)
    • EXAMPLE: “I like vegetables.” à ich mag Gemüse.


Root Vegetables in German

Who doesn’t like a nice potato or an onion based dish. If you ask me (a true potato lover that I am) it’s nigh impossible for me to cook without either of the two. Literally speaking, potatoes are like a lifeline to me. Similarly we have a ton of root based vegetables which needs to be memorized in your quest to master the list of German Vegetables.

List of Root Vegetables in German
List of Root Vegetables in German

These are the common root based Vegetables that are found in any German supermarket and thus form an important part of the list of German vegetables. You can now learn the German vocabulary for the list of root based vegetables in German.

EnglishGerman VegetablesEnglish SentenceDeutsche Satz
PotatoDie Kartoffel / die KartoffelnGermans love potatoesDie Deutschen lieben Kartoffeln
CarrotDie Karotte / die KarottenCarrots are very cheapKarotten sind sehr billig
Sweet PotatoDie Süßkartoffel / die SüßkartoffelnSweet potatoes are very heavy.Süßkartoffeln sind sehr schwer.
OnionDie Zwiebel / die ZwiebelnDo you like onions?Magst du Zwiebeln?
LeekDer Lauch / der LauchWhere do I buy a leek?Wo kaufe ich Lauch?
GarlicDer KnoblauchGarlic has a strong flavour.Knoblauch hat einen starken Geschmack.
TurnipDie Rübe / die RübenMy least favourite vegetable is the Turnip.Mein unbeliebtestes Gemüse ist die Rübe.
RadishDer Rettich / die RadieschenRed Radishes are quite tastyRote Radieschen sind sehr lecker
GingerDer IngwerThere is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge.Im Kühlschrank steht eine Flasche Ingwerpaste.
BeetrootDie Rote BeteCan you peel the beetroot?Kann man die Rote Beete schälen?


Common Vegetables in German

Ok, lets do a bit of role play…. You are in Germany…. You’re in a supermarket trying to pick up some local variety of vegetables to cook and eat.  How do you know which ones you need and which ones you don’t? You need to know the List of Vegetables in German and the list of lentils and beans in German.

Supermarkets in Germany
Supermarkets in Germany

Now that you have memorized the long list of German root vegetables, let’s dive into the most common German vegetables that you can see in German supermarkets and consumed by most German households.

EnglishGerman VegetablesEnglish SentenceDeutsche Satz
Auberginedie AubergineYou know that I hate aubergine!Du weißt, dass ich Auberginen hasse!
Bell Peppers / Capsicumdie PaprikaBell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious.Mit Kartoffeln gefüllte Paprika sind köstlich.
Zucchinidie ZucchiniMy baby likes to play with the Zucchini.Mein Baby spielt gerne mit Zucchini.
Tomatodie TomateTomatoes are red.Tomaten sind rot.
Cauliflowerder BlumenkohlThat is a very large Cauliflower.Das ist ein sehr großer Blumenkohl.
Peasdie ErbsenYou can buy frozen peas in any supermarket.Gefrorene Erbsen kannst du in jedem Supermarkt kaufen.
French Beansdie BuschbohnenThe French beans are rotten.Die Buschbohnen sind faul.
Chilli Peppersdie ChilischotenPlease do not add chilli peppers to the burgers.Bitte fügen Sie den Burgern keine Chilis hinzu.
Cucumberdie GurkeBuy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers.Kaufe zwei Flaschen eingelegte Gurken.
CornDer MaisCrows love corn.Krähen lieben Mais.
Avocadoesdie AvocadoAvocadoes are quite healthy.Avocados sind ziemlich gesund.
Mushroomsdie PilzeYou can find over 10 varieties of Mushroom in Germany.In Deutschland gibt es über 10 Pilzsorten.
Olivesdie OlivenGerman Olives are the best olives in the world.Deutsche Oliven sind die besten Oliven der Welt.
Pumpkinsdie KürbisseThe largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg.Der größte Kürbis wiegt über 500 kg.
Lemonsdie ZitronenCan I have some lemon juice?Kann ich etwas Zitronensaft haben?
Brussels Sproutsder RosenkohlPlease don’t buy Brussels Sprouts for Christmas.Bitte kaufen Sie keinen Rosenkohl zu Weihnachten.
Squashder KürbisThat squash is very heavy.Dieser Kürbis ist sehr schwer.


Beans and lentils in German

WHOOOHOOO!! You have now memorized the long list of root vegetables in German and the even longer list of common German vegetables. Step 2 of memorizing the list of Vegetables in German is now complete….

list of beans and lentils in German
list of beans and lentils in German

Step three will be to memorize the most common list of beans and lentils in German. I understand that lentils and beans strictly don’t fall into the category of list of vegetables in German, buy hey, can you live without them? A ton of German dishes incorporate beans and lentils and you really cannot avoid them. They are common in Indian cuisine, African cuisine, and Chinese cuisine and also in South Asian cuisine.

Thus, lentils and beans are quite common in European cuisine and in fact all over the world. So let’s get digging into the list of beans and lentils in German, a sub part of the list of Vegetables in German and the list of beans in German!!

EnglishGerman VegetablesEnglish SentenceDeutsche Satz
Soya BeansDie SojabohnenYou can make tasty burger patties with Soya BeansMit Sojabohnen können Sie leckere Burger-Patties zubereiten
LentilsDie LinsenDid you know that Lentils are rich in protein?Wussten Sie, dass Linsen reich an Eiweiß sind?
Lima beansDie LimabohnenLima beans are quite expensive.Limabohnen sind ziemlich teuer.
Mung beansDie MungobohnenThe Indian man likes mung beans.Der Inder mag Mungobohnen.
Kidney beansDie KidneybohnenThe Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco.Der Mexikaner mag Kidneybohnen in seinem Taco.
Black beansDie schwarzen BohnenThe black beans are tastier than kidney beans.Die schwarzen Bohnen sind schmackhafter als Kidneybohnen.
LegumesDie HülsenfrüchteLegumes are healthy.Hülsenfrüchte sind gesund.
SproutsDie SprossenIf you need to lose weight, eat Sprouts every day.Wenn Sie abnehmen müssen, essen Sie jeden Tag Sprossen.
ChickpeasDie KichererbsenWe have a farm and we grow Chickpeas.Wir haben eine Farm und bauen Kichererbsen an.
Black-eyed peasDie Schwarzäugige ErbsenCan you buy one kilo of Black-eyed peas?Kann man ein Kilo Schwarzäugige Erbsen kaufen?
PeanutsDie ErdnüssePeanuts are common in Chinese cuisine.Erdnüsse sind in der chinesischen Küche weit verbreitet.


Leafy vegetables in German

Any dish that you order in Germany will offer you a side of salad. Even a burger will have a leaf of lettuce. You can find hundreds of types of salads across the world. The interesting thing about salad is that you may like one salad leaf and hate another? How do you know which one to ask and which one to not add?

You have to memorize, along with the list of vegetables in German, the German vocabulary list for the different types of German vegetables which can be used for salads.

types of leafy vegetables in German
types of leafy vegetables in German
EnglishGerman VegetablesEnglish SentenceDeutsche Satz
AsparagusDer SpargelI like Asparagus soup.Ich mag Spargelsuppe.
CabbageDer KohlRabbits love cabbage leaves.Kaninchen lieben Kohlblätter.
Iceberg LettuceDer EisbergsalatAn Iceberg Lettuce can weigh over a kilo.Ein Eisbergsalat kann über ein Kilo wiegen.
SpinachDer SpinatCan you add some spinach in the salad?Kannst du etwas Spinat in den Salat geben?
CeleryDer SellerieCelery is the most important ingredient in a salad.Sellerie ist die wichtigste Zutat in einem Salat.
BroccoliDer BrokkoliBroccoli needs to be boiled.Brokkoli muss gekocht werden.
Salad leavesDer SalatblätterI usually throw away the salad leaves.Normalerweise werfe ich die Salatblätter weg.
Butterhead LettuceDer KopfsalatThe Butterhead Lettuce is the most common type of lettuce in Europe.Der Kopfsalat ist die häufigste Salatart in Europa.


Parts of a plant in German

I know that this topic is not included into the list of Vegetables in German. Also this is a topic which we have covered as a part of another blog (in the list of fruits in German). However I could not resist including this topic once again since this is one which is super important and highly ignored!!

Do learn and memorize the German vocabulary master word list for the different parts of a plant in German along with your List of Vegetables in German and the list of beans in German.

Root stem and leaf in German
Root stem and leaf in German
EnglishGerman VegetablesEnglish SentenceDeutsche Satz
Leafdas BlattThe leaf is very big and red.Das Blatt ist sehr groß und rot.
Leavesdie BlätterThe yellow Leaf and the green LeavesDas gelbe Blatt und die grünen Blätter
Branchder AstThe dog likes the big branch.Der Hund mag den großen Ast.
Branchesdie ÄsteThere are many branches and leavesEs gibt viele Äste und Blätter
Treeder BaumThe tree is hugeDer Baum ist riesig
TreesDie BäumeThe mango trees in India are large.Die Mangobäume in Indien sind groß.
Rootdie WurzelThe root is deep and powerful.Die Wurzel ist tief und kraftvoll.
Rootsdie WurzelnThe coconut tree has strong roots.Die Kokospalme hat starke Wurzeln
FlowerDie BlumeThe violet flower is poisonous.Die violette Blume ist giftig.
FlowersDie BlumenThe flowers are prettyDie Blumen sind hübsch
Tree Barkdie BaumrindeThe tree bark is tasty.Die Baumrinde ist lecker.
tree trunkder StammThe tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables.Aus dem Baumstamm werden Stühle und Tische hergestellt.
fruitdie FruchtWe should have fruit juice with breakfastWir sollten Fruchtsaft zum Frühstück haben
VegetableDas GemüseAll animals like to eat vegetables.Alle Tiere fressen gerne Gemüse.


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