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Wunderbar and 10 Other Ways to Say Wonderful in German

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Many things in Germany are wonderful – Oktoberfest, Bratwurst, and Kaffee und Kuchen, just to name a few. But how do you say wonderful in German? If you’re learning German in Germany, you’ll find it especially useful to know how to say this.

You may already know wunderbar, which is German for wonderful, but have you also heard of wunderschön and einzigartig? In this article, we’ll show you all of the different ways of saying wonderful in German as well as a few alternatives.

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Wonderful in German at a Glance

German

English

Wundervoll

Wonderful

Wunderbar

Wonderful

Wunderschön

Wonderful, beautiful

Toll

Great

Herrlich

Amazing

Super

Super, great

Einmalig

Unique, exceptional

Einzigartig

Unique, exceptional

Traumhaft

Dreamlike

Himmlisch

Heavenly

Unglaublich

Incredible

How to Say Wonderful in German

Wonderful in german wundervoll

Wundervoll

Wundervoll as you may recognize means “wonderful” in German and is a frequently used word to describe something breathtaking. 

German

Das war ein wundervolles Theaterstück.

English

This was a wonderful play.

Wunderbar

Wunderbar is also German for “wonderful” and is used just as frequently. If you’re Canadian, you may recognize this word for the carmel and peanut candy bar with the same name. It’s not hard to see how this delicious chocolate bar got its name!

German

Hast du den wunderbaren Blumenstrauß gesehen?

English

Did you see the wonderful bouquet of flowers?

Wunderschön

Wunderschön is best translated with “beautiful” and can describe people, objects or landscapes. 

German

Sie hat ein wunderschönes Kleid gekauft.

English

She bought a wonderful dress. 

Alternatives to Wonderful in German

Describing something as wonderful can get a little boring. Additionally, wonderful may not be the exact word you’re looking for to describe something exceptional. Here are a few alternatives to wonderful in German that can make your German a little more colorful and more accruately describe what you’re trying to say!

Toll

Toll is best translated as “great” and is an enthusiastic expression that can describe almost anything.

German

Das war ein tolles Wochende.

English

This was a great weekend

Herrlich

Herrlich means “amazing” in German. It is often used to describe the view or very good food.

German

Das Steak war herrlich.

English

The steak was amazing.

Super

Super is used more frequently in German than in English and can be attributed to just about anything that’s great.

German

Das ist eine super Idee.

English

This is a great idea.

Einmalig

Einmalig means unique or one of a kind, and it is usually associated with over the top, once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

German

Meine Geburtstagsfeier war einmalig.

English

My birthday party was exceptional.

Einzigartig

Einzigartig is a synonym of einmalig and used in the same way.

German

Seine Reise nach Australien war eine einzigartige Erfahrung.

English

His visit to Australia was a unique experience.

Traumhaft

Traumhaft means “dreamlike” or something out of a dream and is often used to describe vacation spots, holidays or great food.

German

Der Strand von Bali ist traumhaft.

English

The beach in Bali is dreamlike.

Himmlisch 

Himmlisch means “heavenly”. It can be used to describe anything that is extremely pleasant. It’s a frequently used word that doesn’t have a religious connotation in German.

German

Die Kartoffeln sind himmlisch.

English

The potatoes are heavenly.

Unglaublich

Unglaublich means “incredible” and can be used in a positive or negative way in German. Here’s an example of unglaublich used in both contexts.

German

Dein Geschenk war unglaublich, danke!

Er hat schon wieder vergessen mich anzurufen, einfach unglaublich.

English

Your gift was incredible, thank you!

He forgot to call me again, it’s just incredible.

Conclusion

Sometimes things are so out of this world that we struggle to find words to describe just how wonderful they are. That won’t be a problem for you anymore, now that you’re armed with 11 different ways of saying wonderful in German. Wir wünschen Dir noch einen wunderbaren Tag! “We wish you a wonderful rest of the day!”

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