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List of Oceans in German and List of Seas in German with example sentences

Introduction: MASTER WORD LIST: What are the list of Oceans in German and the list of Seas in German with English translation and example sentences

I’m sure in school, we would have learnt about the list of 5 massive oceans in the world or the seven big seas? The same is true in German speaking countries as well. The only obvious difference is that children learn about the same List of Oceans in German and the same list of Seas in German.

List of Oceans in German
List of Oceans in German

Also, you would have probably noticed it, everyone tends to use one name or the other from list of Oceans in German or English for that matter (or the list of Seas) once in a while in a conversation.

For example:

  1. Is India near the Indian ocean?
  2. This movie was shot in the pacific ocean.
  3. I had a bath in the Atlantic ocean.

Why is this list of Ocean in German so important?

This list is important for basic A1 German examination as well as the most basic conversations in German. We speak about which country and continent we are from and sometimes have to thrown in the name of the oceans in German to make the conversation more interesting. For this we need to know the “List of Oceans in German” and the “list of Seas in German”.

This is thus an essential vocabulary test in A1 and also in A2 and obviously in real life. The question (focused on A1 vocabulary) could be something along the lines of “Can you tell me which the deepest ocean in the world is?”.

The A1 vocabulary list of Oceans in German is below. You can also find example sentences in German with English translation for each Ocean.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED in OCEANS in GERMAN:

  1. How do you say the names of the different list of Oceans in German
  2. How do you say the names of the different list of Seas in German
  3. Adjectives related to Oceans in German
  4. Grow your master vocabulary list related to Oceans in German

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: List of Oceans in German: What is the translation for “The Ocean” in German?

  • How to say Ocean in German?
  • The translation in German language for Ocean is “Der Ozean”.
The deep deep deep Oceans in German
The deep deep deep Oceans in German
ENGLISH GERMAN English Sentence German Sentence
The ocean Der Ozean The pacific ocean is the deepest ocean. Der Pazifische Ozean ist der tiefste Ozean.
The oceans Die Ozeane There are five oceans. Es gibt fünf Ozeane.

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation for “Sea” in German

  • How to say Sea in German?
  • The translation in German language for Sea is “Das Meer”
The list of seas in German
The list of seas in German
ENGLISH GERMAN English Sentence German Sentence
The sea Das Meer The sea is green. Das Meer ist grün.
The Seas Die Meere There are seven seas in the world. Es gibt sieben Meere auf der Welt.

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation for “Waterfall” in German

  • How to say Waterfall in German?
  • The translation in German language for Waterfall is “Der Wasserfall”
Waterfall in German
Waterfall in German
ENGLISH GERMAN English Sentence German Sentence
The waterfall Der Wasserfall The Niagara waterfall is beautiful. Der Niagara-Wasserfall ist wunderschön.
The waterfalls Die Wasserfälle Waterfalls are very dangerous. Wasserfälle sind sehr gefährlich.

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation for “River” in German

  • How to say River in German?
  • The translation in German language for River is “Der Fluss”.
ENGLISH GERMAN English Sentence German Sentence
The River Der Fluss The river is very long. Der Fluss ist sehr lang.
The Rivers Die Flüsse There are three rivers in Germany. In Deutschland gibt es drei Flüsse.

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation in German Language for “Lake”

  • How to say Lake in German?
  • The translation in German language for Lake is “Der See”.
English German English Sentence German Sentence
The Lake Der See I have a house near the lake. Ich habe ein Haus in der Nähe des Sees.
The Lakes Die Seen There are five lakes in Munich. In München gibt es fünf Seen.

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: What is the translation in German Language for “Strait”

  • How to say Strait in German?
  • The translation in German language for Strait is “Die Meerenge”.
ENGLISH GERMAN English Sentence German Sentence
The Strait Die Meerenge Where is the bering strait? Wo ist die Beringstraße?
The Straits Die Meerenge The two famous straits are the cook strait and the bering strait. Die beiden berühmten Meerengen sind die Cookstraße und die Beringstraße.

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: List of Oceans in German with English translation and example sentences

In the table below, you can learn how to say the names of Oceans in German and is the most fundamental usage in daily German language and thus a part of the basic German A1 vocabulary list. So let us learn about the names of the oceans.

ENGLISH GERMAN English Sentence German Sentence
The ocean Der Ozean The pacific ocean is the deepest ocean Der Pazifische Ozean ist der tiefste Ozean
The oceans Die Ozeane There are 5 oceans Es gibt 5 Ozeane
the Atlantic Ocean der atlantische Ozean I saw the Atlantic Ocean Ich habe den Atlantischen Ozean gesehen
the Pacific Ocean der Pazifische Ozean Is the Pacific Ocean very big? Ist der Pazifische Ozean sehr groß?
the Indian Ocean der Indische Ozean India is near the Indian Ocean. Indien liegt in der Nähe des Indischen Ozeans.
the Antarctic Ocean der Antarktische Ozean The Antarctic Ocean is very cold. Der Antarktische Ozean ist sehr kalt.
the Arctic Ocean der Arktische Ozean Polar bears swim in the Arctic Ocean. Eisbären schwimmen im Arktischen Ozean.

 

GERMAN VOCABULARY MASTER WORD LIST: List of Seas in German with English translation and example sentences

In the table below, you can learn how to say the names of the list of seas in German with some examples. So let us learn about the names of the Seas in German.

The list of seas in German
The list of seas in German
ENGLISH  GERMAN English Sentence German Sentence
The sea Das Meer The sea is green. Das Meer ist grün.
The Seas Die Meere There are 50 seas in the world. Es gibt 50 Meere auf der Welt.
the Adriatic Sea die Adria The Adriatic Sea is in Europe. Die Adria liegt in Europa.
the Aegean Sea das Ägäische Meer The Aegean Sea is very old. Die Ägäis ist sehr alt.
the Caribbean Sea Das karibische Meer The Caribbean Sea is very beautiful. Das Karibische Meer ist sehr schön.
the Caspian Sea das Kaspische Meer The Caspian Sea is landlocked. Das Kaspische Meer ist ein Binnenland.
the North Sea die Nordsee the North Sea is the coldest sea in the world. Die Nordsee ist das kälteste Meer der Welt.
the Black Sea das schwarze Meer The Black Sea has many storms. Das Schwarze Meer hat viele Stürme.
the Ionian Sea das Ionische Meer The Ionian Sea is 4000 meters deep. Das Ionische Meer ist 4000 Meter tief.
the Mediterranean Sea das Mittelmeer The Mediterranean Sea is the most famous sea in the world Das Mittelmeer ist das berühmteste Meer der Welt
the Red Sea das Rote Meer The Red Sea is very salty. Das Rote Meer ist sehr salzhaltig.
the Dead Sea das tote Meer The Dead Sea is a lake Das Tote Meer ist ein See
the Barents Sea die Barentssee The Barents Sea is also called as the Murman sea Die Barentssee wird auch Murmansee genannt
the Baltic Sea das Ostsee Where is the Baltic Sea? Wo ist die Ostsee?
the Sargasso Sea die Sargassosee The Sargasso Sea is not a sea. Die Sargassosee ist kein Meer.

 

Some interesting facts about oceans

  • Note that there is only one great water body in the planet and it is (for practical purposes) divided into 5 different oceans.
  • Until the year 2000, there were only 4 classified oceans: the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean.
  • On June 8, 2000, the community categorized the fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean or the Antarctic Ocean.

 

How do you say Pacific Ocean in German? Pacific Ocean ( “Der Pazifische Ozean”)

  • The origin of the word “Pacific Ocean” came from old Spanish.
  • “Der Pazifische Ozean” or the Pacific Ocean when discovered by Spanish conquistadors looked very “peaceful”. The Spanish word for peaceful is “pacíficas”. Hence they called it as the Pacific ocean.
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world.
  • It covers one-third of the Earth’s surface.
  • It separates Asia from the Americas.

 

How do you say Atlantic Ocean in German?  Atlantic Ocean ( “Der atlantische Ozean”)

  • “Der atlantische Ozean” or the the Atlantic Ocean in German is the second largest ocean in Earth.
  • It covers one-fifth of the oceans of the world.
  • The Atlantic ocean can be split into the North Atlantic ocean and the South Atlantic ocean.
  • The North Atlantic Ocean separates North America from Europe.
  • The South Atlantic ocean separates South America from Africa.

 

How do you say Indian Ocean in German?  Indian Ocean (Der Indische Ozean)

  • “Der Indische Ozean” or the Indian Ocean in German was named after India (or the Indian subcontinent).
  • It is the third largest ocean in the world.
  • It covers one-fifth of the oceans of the world.

 

How do you say Arctic Ocean in German? Arctic Ocean (Der Arktische Ozean)

  • Der Arktische Ozean or the Arctic Ocean in German.
  • It is the ocean on the roof of the world and has the North Pole.

 

How do you say Antarctic Ocean in German? Southern Ocean (Der Antarktische Ozean)

  • “Der Antarktische Ozean” or the Antarctic Ocean in German is the newest ocean as it was classified only in the year 2000.
  • This is the ocean surrounding Antarctica and is the bottom of the world.

 

Adjectives in German related to the Ocean and the Sea

When you are talking about the ocean in German, you might have to say something to describe the ocean or explain what you know about the ocean. The best way is to expand your knowledge of adjectives in German and use it to your advantage. You can use the below list of German adjectives to describe what you know about the ocean. This is important to add to your vocabulary list of Oceans in German and the list of Seas in German.

English German
deep tief
salty salzig
large groß
small klein
calm Ruhe
stormy stürmisch
beautiful wunderschönen
cold kalt
warm warm
hot heiß
biodiverse biodivers

 

Ocean in German: Grow your Master Vocabulary List

Now that you know about some of the most common adjectives which you can use to describe the ocean in German and the seas in German, you can know choose to show off your vocabulary by branching out and explaining about all terms related to the Sea. This was show your absolute mastery of the List of Oceans in German and the list of Seas in German.

German English
Island Die Insel
continent Der Kontinent
ocean floor Der Meeresboden
open sea Das offene Meer
marine current Die Meeresströmung
ocean wave Die Meereswelle
salt water Das Salzwasser
Coast Die Küste
Cliff Die Klippe
Tide Die Gezeiten
continental shelf Der Festlandsockel
Seashell Die Muschel
Coastline Die Küste
Tsunami Der Tsunami

 

Other Interesting Topics

These are other interesting topics which you might like to read to get a tremendous boost to your German vocabulary list!!! Study hard and soon you’ll be a proud German speaking dude / dudette!!

Topic
Geometry in German
Colours in German
Herbs and Spices in German
Oceans in German and Seas in German
Professions in German
Parts of the house in German or rooms of the house in German
50+ fruits in German
Drinks in German and alcohol in German
Types of weather in German
Body parts in German
List of Clothes in German
List of family members in German
Car Parts in German
Days of the week in German
Animals in German

 

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