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Different Modes of Transportation in German

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I have also been learning some more languages.

This article will summarize the names of some common modes of transportation in German language.

This article will summarize the names of some common modes of transportation in German language.

Transportation is an essential part of everyday life. Consequently, we can say that the modes of transportation are also a very important part of our lives.

Here we will discuss the names of different means of transportation in the German language. The German names have been provided alongside their English translations to help English readers learn them.

Names of transportation modes in German and English

EnglishGerman

Car

Auto

Train

Zug

Airplane

Flugzeug

Boat

Boot

Ship

Schiff

Bicycle

Fahrrad

Container Ship

Containerschiff

Freight Train

Guterzug

Spacecraft

Raumfahrzug

Truck

LKW

Motorcycle

Motorrad

Scooter

Roller

Ambulance

Krankenwagen

Tram

Straßenbahn

Helicopter

Hubschrauber

Rocket

Rakete

Firetruck

Feuerwehrauto

Taxi

Taxi

Bus

Bus

Metro

U-Bahn

Tractor

Traktor

Ferry

Fähre

Submarine

U-Boot

Car

The German word for a car is auto.

Train

The train is called zug in German.

Airplane

The name for airplane in the German language is Flugzeug.

Boat

The German name for a boat is Boot.

Ship

The ship is called Schiff in German.

Bicycle

The word for bicycle in German is Fahrrad.

Container Ship

The German word for container ship is Containerschiff.

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Freight Train

The freight train is called Guterzug in German.

Spacecraft

The German name for spacecraft is Raumfahrzug.

Truck

The truck is called LKW in German.

Motorcycle

The name for motorcycle in the German language is Motorrad.

Scooter

A scooter is called roller in German.

Ambulance

The German word for an ambulance is krankenwagen.

Tram

The word tram translates to Straßenbahn in German.

Helicopter

A helicopter is called hubschrauber in German.

Rocket

The German word for a rocket is rakete.

Firetruck

The word firetruck translates to feuerwehrauto in German.

Taxi

A taxi is also called taxi in German.

Bus

The German word for the bus is bus.

Metro

The word metro translates to u-bahn in German.

Tractor

A tractor is called traktor in German.

Ferry

The German word for a ferry is fähre.

Submarine

The submarine is called u-boot in German.

A guide to pronunciation of vehicle names in German!

It's quiz time now!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the name for the car in German language?
    • Wagen
    • Fahzeug
  2. What would you call a train in German?
    • Zug
    • Motorrad
  3. What is the German name for bicycle?
    • Schiff
    • Fahrrad
  4. What would you call a truck in German?
    • LKW
    • Containerschiff
  5. An airplane is called Flugzeug in the German language?
    • True
    • False

Answer Key

  1. Wagen
  2. Zug
  3. Fahrrad
  4. LKW
  5. True

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