I would like a beer

German translation: Ich moechte gerne ein Bier, bitte

04:44 Aug 19, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I would like a beer
Also "I would like a draught beer", and "I want a large beer in a big mug".Conversation phrase book. Please, if possible, a few beer well known brands in Germany. Danke.
DrSantos
Local time: 13:01
German translation:Ich moechte gerne ein Bier, bitte
Explanation:
I would like a draught beer =
Ich moechte gerne ein Bier vom Fass

I want a large beer in a big mug =
Ich moechte gerne ein grosses Bier im Krug

Note: this is not commonly said, it really depends on where in Germany you are. Southern Germany, especially Bavaria, knows "eine Mass", which is the equivalent to 1 liter of beer. You would order it by saying "ich moechte gerne eine Mass Bier". However, in the North, no one would no what it means. I don't even think they sell anything above 0.5 liter size up there.

Dinkelacker, Beck's, Jever, Warsteiner, Fuerstenberg, Bit, Dortmunder, Henninger...

My God, there are several hundreds of well-known beers in Germany, it really depends on the region.
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Klaus Dorn
Local time: 15:01
Grading comment
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Summary of answers provided
name too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carsten Weber
naIch hätte gern ein Bier
Harald Rebling
naIch moechte gerne ein Bier, bitte
Klaus Dorn
na -1Bitte ein Bier
Andy Lemminger


  

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15 mins
Ich moechte gerne ein Bier, bitte


Explanation:
I would like a draught beer =
Ich moechte gerne ein Bier vom Fass

I want a large beer in a big mug =
Ich moechte gerne ein grosses Bier im Krug

Note: this is not commonly said, it really depends on where in Germany you are. Southern Germany, especially Bavaria, knows "eine Mass", which is the equivalent to 1 liter of beer. You would order it by saying "ich moechte gerne eine Mass Bier". However, in the North, no one would no what it means. I don't even think they sell anything above 0.5 liter size up there.

Dinkelacker, Beck's, Jever, Warsteiner, Fuerstenberg, Bit, Dortmunder, Henninger...

My God, there are several hundreds of well-known beers in Germany, it really depends on the region.

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 15:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 743
Grading comment
Everybody was very helpful and I thank you all. I could not decide whom to give the points - took out of a hat!
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16 mins
Ich hätte gern ein Bier


Explanation:
Ich hätte gern ein Bier vom Faß.
Ich hätte gern ein großes Bier in einem
großen Bierkrug.
Löwenbräu, Dortmunder Union, Bitburger,
Henninger, Binding, Jever, Radeberger.


    Own experience
Harald Rebling
Local time: 14:01
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 25

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Klaus Dorn: "haette" is a typical, southern German slang, we were tought at school that it is grammatically incorrect
6 mins

agree  Andy Lemminger: being not from the south it is not slang for me but a very common way to order beer and that's exactly what was asked.
53 mins
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18 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Bitte ein Bier


Explanation:
draught:
Bitte ein Bier vom Fass

large, big mug:
Bitte ein großes Bier in einem großen Krug

Well-known brands (I am sure this will lead to a big discussion soon):
Warsteiner, Becks, Hoepfner, Holsten, DAB, Paulaner, Erdinger (the last two are Bavarians)



    own experience (is it good to admit?)
Andy Lemminger
Canada
Local time: 06:01
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 2242

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Klaus Dorn: Ever heard anyone in Germany say "Bitte ein grosses Bier in einem grossen Krug"? This is a phrase book, let's use phrase
6 mins
  -> Ever heard anyone say "Ich moechte gerne ein Bier bitte"? I guess thats more phrase book -like than "Bitte ein Bier".
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8 hrs
me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Explanation:
ich auch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    eigene erfahrung, gluck gluck gluck
Carsten Weber
Local time: 14:01
PRO pts in pair: 11
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