German-English dictionary

Correct translation from English to German at the click of a mouse

The comprehensive online dictionary from Langenscheidt is available immediately and for free to all users and visitors of this website. To translate a German word into English, just type it into the search box to generate a list of possible English translations. Alternatively, you can enter English words to find the correct German translation. Use the drop-down menu to search not only the German-English dictionary, but all online dictionaries.

Looking up terms is a breeze since you can search the German-English dictionary alphabetically

You can search all the available German-English translations in the German-English dictionary. To do this, select the first letter of the word from the alphabetical list. Once you find the relevant term, click on it to go directly to its translation in the German-English dictionary.

The online German-English dictionary includes British and American English as well as Austrian and Swiss German terms. Moreover, it contains additional information such as examples of use, typical word combinations, word-sense disambiguation for words with multiple meanings, as well as grammar and style information. As a result, learning a language becomes easy.

The dictionary includes both old and new spellings. With this comprehensive tool, looking up a term is a pleasure, and the correct translation is just one click away.

Whether on a smartphone, tablet or PC, the Langenscheidt online dictionary can be used to search for the right term in various languages and across a number of dictionaries simultaneously. The online dictionary is an excellent choice for pupils, students, interpreters, translators, language professionals and specialists in various fields of expertise: fast, intuitive and reliable, because the dictionary is from a specialist in the language learning field.

Why use the German-English online dictionary from Langenscheidt to learn a new language?

In a globalised world, comprehensive language skills are gaining in importance. The online dictionary from Langenscheidt is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to learn a new language. It can help learners to expand their vocabulary and find the right German or English translation. Our dictionary also offers additional important features to support the language learning process.

The English language belongs to the West Germanic branch of languages, and it continues to be the most widely used language in the world. Today, English is spoken by approximately 330 million native speakers. When people that have English as their second language are added, the total soars to some 500 million speakers. In many countries, English language skills remain a prerequisite for social advancement and English is taught as the first foreign language in schools. English is also the official language of the majority of international organisations. English-language songs frequently appear in pop charts in Argentina, Poland, South Africa and Thailand. The German-English dictionary from Langenscheidt is available immediately to support users in learning a new language - be it after language class or when self-studying languages at home. As a result, users can learn new words and phrases easily and effectively and continuously improve their knowledge of English.

Learn languages the easy way

For over 150 years as a language specialist, Langenscheidt has been guiding people throughout the process of learning new languages. The groundbreaking invention by the founder of the publishing house, Gustav Langenscheidt (1832-1895), laid the foundations for future success: together with his language teacher, Charles Touissant, in 1856 he developed an innovative phonetic system, the purpose of which was to make learning languages easier. Having developed the first self-study/correspondence method for learning the French language, the publishing house got off to a good start.

About Langenscheidt

Langenscheidt Verlag is a traditional media company offering a wide range of products and services in the field of languages. As a publishing house, Langenscheidt has always been known for diversifying its portfolio of products and, in addition to traditional print dictionaries, offering a broad range of high-quality digital language products and services.


For most Germans, English is a foreign language that they first learn at school. At work, it has become increasingly hard to get by without English language skills. English technical terms, in particular, have been integrated into the German language. Today, English is spoken by approximately 340 million native speakers. It is estimated that some 200 million to over 1 billion people have English as a second language. One of the reasons for this is that English is the most widely used official language in the world today. German is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union.

Search the German dictionary by letter

Look up any German to English translation directly in the German online dictionary. Select the appropriate letter below to see a list of German words beginning with that letter. When you have found the word you were looking for click on it to get to the German-English dictionary.

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