Favorite in German

by Expath Language School

How to say you‘re a sucker for something, in German.


The German word for “favorite” is Lieblings.

The question often comes up in our German classes on how to express “favorites” (as in, “My favorite place is…”). You can do this by simply adding the object (e.g. “book”, “music”, “food”, “position”, etc.) to the word Lieblings — it‘s that easy!


Lieblingsbuch — Favorite book

Lieblingsmusik — Favorite music

Lieblingsauthor — Favorite author

Lieblingsessen — Favorite food

Mein Lieblingsbuch ist das Telefonbuch. My favorite book is the telephone book. :-)

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