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Everyone has a favorite kind of food, book, type of music, or activity. Discussing our favorite things with others is a great way to open up and get to know more about someone. Maybe you'll even find someone who likes the same things as you?

Below, you'll learn many phrases and questions that you can use to discuss your favorite things. Use them to start conversations and to get to know others more. Let's get started improving your German!

Asking About Somebody's Favorite Things

The questions we've gathered for you here are perfect for asking others about their preferences and favorite things. Use them to start conversations and to get to know others better!
German German English English
Was ist dein Lieblingsbuch?
What is your favorite book?
Welchen Musiker magst du am liebsten?
Who is your favorite musician?
Welche Farbe gefällt dir am besten?
Which color do you like the most?
Was machst du am Wochenende am liebsten?
What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?
Bevorzugst du Bücher oder Filme?
Do you prefer books or movies?
Was für eine Art von Filme magst du am liebsten?
What kind of movies do you like the most?
Auf was für eine Art von Musik stehst du?
What kind of music are you into?

Talking About Your Favorite Things

The following phrases will help you talk about your own preferences and favorite things. Use them to tell others more about yourself.
German German English English
Meine Lieblingsfarbe ist rot.
My favorite color is red.
Den ersten Film mag ich am liebsten.
The first movie is my favorite.
Mir gefallen Strategiespiele am besten.
I like strategy games the most.
Ich mag Popmusik richtig gerne.
I really enjoy pop music.
Ich liebe Fußball.
I love soccer.
Hockey ist das beste.
Hockey is the best.
Ich bin momentan besessen vom Fußball!
I am obsessed with football at the moment!
Ich stehe total auf Rollenspiele.
I am all about roleplaying games.
Ich mag Metal lieber als Popmusik.
I prefer metal music to pop music.

Relax while Listening to the Phrases

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Practice & Record an Everyday Conversation

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Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases that I need to know when talking about favorites?
  • Was ist dein Lieblingsbuch?
    What is your favorite book?
  • Welche Farbe gefällt dir am besten?
    Which color do you like the most?
  • Bevorzugst du Bücher oder Filme?
    Do you prefer books or movies?
  • Was für eine Art von Filme magst du am liebsten?
    What kind of movies do you like the most?
  • Meine Lieblingsfarbe ist rot.
    My favorite color is red.
  • Mir gefallen Strategiespiele am besten.
    I like strategy games the most.
  • Ich liebe Fußball.
    I love soccer.
  • Ich mag Metal lieber als Popmusik.
    I prefer metal music to pop music.
How do I ask about someone's favorite things?
Asking someone about their favorite things is simple. You could, for example, use the following phrases:

Was ist dein Lieblings-SACHE?
  • Was ist dein Lieblingsbuch? (What is your favorite book? )
  • Was ist dein Lieblingsfilm? (What is your favorite movie? )
  • Was ist dein Lieblingssport? (What is your favorite sport? )


Welchen + PERSON + magst du am liebsten?
  • Welchen Musiker magst du am liebsten? (Who is your favorite musician? )
  • Welchen Autor magst du am liebsten? (Who is your favorite author? )
  • Welchen Sportler magst du am liebsten? (Who is your favorite athlete? )


Welcher + SACHE + gefällt dir am besten?
  • Welche Farbe gefällt dir am besten? (Which color do you like the most?)
  • Welches Buch gefällt dir am besten? (Which book do you like the most?)
  • Welcher Film gefällt dir am besten? (Which movie do you like the most?)


Bevorzugst du + SACHE oder SACHE?
  • Bevorzugst du Bücher oder Filme? (Do you prefer books or movies?)
  • Bevorzugst du Hockey oder Basketball? (Do you prefer hockey or basketball?)
  • Bevorzugst du Lesen oder Gaming? (Do you prefer reading or gaming?)
How do I tell someone what my favorite things are?
Here are some examples of how you can talk about your favorite things:

Mein Lieblings-SACHE + ist + SACHE.
  • Meine Lieblingsfarbe ist rot. (My favorite color is red.)
  • Mein Lieblingsfilm ist Deception. (My favorite movie is Deception.)
  • Mein Lieblingsbuch ist Harry Potter. (My favorite book is Harry Potter.)


SACHE + mag ich am liebsten.
  • Den ersten Film mag ich am liebsten. (The first movie is my favorite.)
  • Ihre Katze mag ich am liebsten. (Her cat is my favorite.)
  • Die Farbe Blau mag ich am liebsten. (The color blue is my favorite.)


Mir gefallen + SACHE + am besten.
  • Mir gefallen Strategiespiele am besten. (I like strategy games the most.)
  • Mir gefallen Bücher am besten. (I like books the most.)
  • Mir gefallen Baseball am besten. (I like baseball the most.)


Ich mag + SACHE + richtig gerne.
  • Ich mag Popmusik richtig gerne. (I really enjoy pop music.)
  • Ich mag Gitarrespielen richtig gerne. (I really enjoy playing guitar.)
  • Ich mag Cheeseburger richtig gerne. (I really enjoy cheeseburgers.)


Ich liebe + SACHE.
  • Ich liebe Fußball. (I love soccer.)
  • Ich liebe Gruppenspiele. (I love team games.)
  • Ich liebe Fantasy-Bücher. (I love fantasy novels.)


Ich mag + SACHE + lieber als + SACHE.
  • Ich mag Metal lieber als Popmusik. (I prefer metal music to pop music.)
  • Ich mag Rennspiele lieber als Strategiespiele. (I prefer racing games to strategy games.)
  • Ich mag Chili lieber als Cheeseburger. (I prefer chili to cheeseburgers.)

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