Hobbies in German

Being able to talk about hobbies in German can be a great way to get to know someone better. So how do you tell people what you like to do in German? 

After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to talk about sports, music, cooking,  traveling and more – whatever it is you enjoy doing in your spare time. Just as importantly, you’ll also be able to ask new friends and colleagues about their hobbies in German. Sharing common interests is a really good way to build new friendships.

So tell me about yourself…

How to pronounce hobbies in German

Meine Lieblingsbeschäftigung ist…

My favorite activity is...

Was machst du am liebsten?

What do you like doing best?

Die Freizeit

The free time

Ich bin ein Fan von...

I'm a fan of...

Was sind deine Hobbies?

What are you hobbies?

Was machst du in deiner Freizeit?

What do you do in your free time?

I like cooking in german

So, tell me “Was machst du in deiner Freizeit?”

Ich singe gerne.

I like singing.

Ich treffe mich gerne mit Freunden.

I like meeting friends.

Ich reise gerne.

I like traveling.

Ich mache gerne Musik.

I like playing music.

Ich surfe gerne im Internet.

I like surfing the net.

Ich schaue gerne Filme an.

I like watching movies.

Ich angele gerne.

I like fishing.

Ich schwimme gerne.

I like swimming.

Ich renne gerne.

I like running.

Ich lese gerne.

I like reading.

Ich höre gerne Musik.

I like listening to music.

Ich spiele gerne Basketball.

I like playing basketball.

Ich spiele gerne Fußball.

I like playing football.

Ich koche gerne.

I like cooking.

Ich fotographiere gerne.

I like taking photographs.

Here are some more useful phrases about things that you might like to do...

Ich fahre gerne Ski.

I like skiing.

Ich gehe gerne essen.

I like eating out.

Ich gehe gerne ins Kino.

I like going to the cinema.

Ich gehe gerne ins Theater.

I like going to the theater.

Ich gehe gerne spazieren.

I like walking.

Ich tanze gerne.

I like dancing.

Ich ruhe mich gerne aus.

I like to relax.

Ich arbeite gerne im Garten.

I like gardening.

Ich tauche gerne.

I like scuba diving.

Ich gehe gerne in Clubs.

I like night clubbing.

That’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you had fun!

Here are a few recommended German lessons to try next!

Bis bald!

Paul Weber
Paul Weber
Rocket German


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