German Short Poems For Beginners With Translation | Deutsch Gedichte A1 Level

Language learning process can become monotonous with only reading long texts and rotting vocabulary. Poems are easy and fun way to come across new vocabulary. Here are 5 German short poems for beginners with translation in English language. In German we say Gedichte which means poems.

German Short Poems For Beginners With Translation

1) German Poem on Counting: Die Zählen

Poem on Counting In German: Die Zählen

Eins Zwei

Hast du Frei?

Drei Vier

Komm Doch Hier!

Fünf sechs

Da Kommt ‘ne Hex’

Sieben Acht

Ich habe furcht

Neun Zehn

Nach Haus gehn

Translation in English

One two

Are you free?

Three four

Do come here!

Five six

There comes a witch

Seven eight

I am afraid

Nine ten

Going home

2) Poem On Family In German: Die Familie Silberflöten

Poem On Family In German: Die Familie Silberflöten

In der Familie Silberflöten

gibt es zehn Hunde

und zehn Schildkröten.

Wo Sind die Hunde?

Wir halten den Mund.

Und die Schildkröten?

Sucht und bekommt gute Noten!

Translation In English

In the Silberflöten (name) family,

there are ten dogs

and ten tortoises.

Where are the dogs?

We’ii keep quiet

And the tortoises?

Look For Them and get good marks.

3) Poem On Traffic Signal In German: Die Verkehrsampel

Poem On Traffic Signal In German: Die Verkehrsampel

Bei, Rot’ bleibe stehn

bei, Grün’ Kannst du gehn.

Bei, Rot’ musst du warten

bei, Grün’ Kannst du starten.

Das merke dir gut

und sei auf der Hut!

Translation In English

At red light, keep standing,

at ‘green’ you can go.

At red light you must wait,

with ‘green’ you can start.

Take good note of this

and be on your guard!

4) Poem: Der du von dem Himmel bist

Poem: Der du von dem Himmel bist

Der du von dem Himmel bist,

Alles Leid und Schmerzen stillest,

Den, der doppelt elend ist,

Doppelt mit Erquickung füllest;

Ach, ich bin des Treibens müde!

Was soll all der Schmerz und Lust?

Süßer Friede,

Komm, ach komm in meine Brust!

Translation In English

Wanderer’s Nightsong I

Thou that from the heavens art,

Every pain and sorrow stillest,

And the doubly wretched heart

Doubly with refreshment fillest,

I am weary with contending!

Why this pain and desire?

Peace descending

Come ah, come into my breast!

5) German Poem: Es liegt der heiße Sommer

German Poem: Es liegt der heiße Sommer

Es liegt der heiße Sommer

Auf deinen Wängelein;

Es liegt der Winter, der kalte,

In deinem Herzchen klein.

Das wird sich bei dir ändern,

Du Vielgeliebte mein!

Der Winter wird auf den Wangen,

Der Sommer im Herzen sein.

Translation In English

There lies the heat of summer

There lies the heat of summer

On your cheek’s lovely art:

There lies the cold of winter

Within your little heart.

That will change, beloved,

The end not as the start!

Winter on your cheek then,

Summer in your heart.

Quiz based on Vocabulary from above poem

Results

#1. Was sagt mann "anfänger" in Englisch?

#2. What is meaning of 'furcht' in English?

#3. Select odd one out

#4. How do we write 'heaven' in German?

#5. Which of the following is incorrect?

finish

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Ich wünsche Ihnen einen schönen Tag! und tschüss

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Other Useful Resources

Netzwerk A1 Kursbuch Full Solution

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German Sample Paper

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