18 Ways To Say Okay In German + Austrian & Swiss German Example Conversations

OK, OK, we understand… You’re certain that you know how to say okay in German. But what if there are other ways to say that everything is done, all right, perfect, etc. in German?

In this blog post, you’ll find 13 ways to say okay in German, and we’ll also share some regional variations with you, so you know how to say okay in Austria and in Switzerland, too – that makes it 18 ways to say okay in German! Saying okay is a good start when you’re just beginning on your German language learning journey.

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And now, let’s engage in real German conversations.

1. Okay (Okay)

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Okay” is a casual and universally understood way to agree or show approval.

It’s used among friends, family, and in informal settings. However, it is also acceptable in more formal situations. (Although other expressions might be preferred.)

In a real German conversation, this could be used like:

  • Hans: Möchtest du ins Kino gehen? (Do you want to go to the cinema?)
  • Sabine: Okay. (Okay.)

2. In Ordnung (All right)

In Ordnung” translates to “all right” or “fine” and is suitable for both casual and formal contexts. It can be used in workplaces, schools, and among friends and family.

Like this:

  • Klaus: Kannst du mir mit diesem Projekt helfen? (Can you help me with this project?)
  • Lisa: In Ordnung. (All right.)

3. Alles klar (All clear)

Alles klar” means “all clear” and can be used to confirm understanding or agreement. It’s casual and used among friends, colleagues, and even in more formal settings – depending on the tone, of course.

Let’s check this example:

  • Markus: Wir treffen uns um 18 Uhr. (We’ll meet at 6 PM.)
  • Julia: Alles klar. (All clear.)

4. Passt (Fits)

Passt” translates to “fits” and is an informal expression used to show agreement or that something is acceptable. It’s typically used among friends and in casual settings.

Take a look:

  • Karl: Ist es in Ordnung, wenn ich später komme? (Is it okay if I come later?)
  • Anna: Passt. (Fits.)

5. Geht klar (Clear)

Geht klar” is a casual way to say “clear” or “understood”. It is popular among friends, colleagues, and in informal situations.

A real-life scenario could look like:

  • Peter: Kannst du das Dokument noch heute senden? (Can you send the document today?)
  • Marie: Geht klar. (Clear.)

6. Einverstanden (Agreed)

Einverstanden” means “agreed” and is suitable for formal and informal contexts. It expresses that you agree with a proposal or statement.

Imagine this conversation:

  • Thomas: Lass uns um 10 Uhr anfangen. (Let’s start at 10 o’clock.)
  • Clara: Einverstanden. (Agreed.)

7. Gut (Good)

Gut” translates to “good” and is another all-in-one word that fits both casual and formal situations. It can be used to show agreement.

A dialogue between Michael and Heidi:

  • Michael: Wir sollten den Bericht bis morgen fertigstellen. (We should finish the report by tomorrow.)
  • Heidi: Gut. (Good.)

8. Abgemacht (Done)

Abgemacht” means “done” or “agreed” and is typically used in informal settings to confirm an agreement. It can also be used in formal contexts, depending on the relationship between the speakers.

It could sound like this:

  • Stefan: Wir gehen am Samstag wandern. (We’re going hiking on Saturday.)
  • Tanja: Abgemacht. (Done.)

9. Kein Problem (No problem)

Kein Problem” translates to “no problem” and is a casual way to show that something is not an issue. It’s widely used among friends, family, and colleagues.

An example conversation would be:

  • Leo: Kannst du mir kurz helfen? (Can you help me quickly?)
  • Sophie: Kein Problem. (No problem.)

10. Na gut (Well, okay)

Na gut” means “well, okay” and is often used to concede agreement reluctantly. It is informal and typically used among friends and family.

Na gut can be used like this:

  • Jan: Wollen wir wirklich bei diesem Wetter rausgehen? (Do we really want to go out in this weather?)
  • Emma: Na gut. (Well, okay.)

11. Schön (Nice)

Schön” translates to “nice” and can be used to show agreement in a friendly manner. It is typically informal.

A German example could be:

  • Florian: Ich komme um 3 Uhr vorbei. (I’ll come by at 3 o’clock.)
  • Lena: Schön. (Nice.)

12. Klar (Clear)

Klar” means “clear” and is used to express clear understanding of some sort. It is informal and commonly used among friends, family, and colleagues.

Nina and Paul could talk like this:

  • Nina: Kannst du die Präsentation vorbereiten? (Can you prepare the presentation?)
  • Paul: Klar. (Clear.)

13. Jawohl (Yes, sir)

Jawohl” translates to “yes, sir” and is a formal way to show strong agreement or affirmation. It is usually used in military or authoritative contexts but can also be used formally to show respect.

Imagine it like this:

  • Herr Schmidt: Können Sie das bis morgen erledigen? (Can you get this done by tomorrow?)
  • Frau Müller: Jawohl. (Yes, sir.)

Different ways to say okay in Austrian German

As we know of it, Germany isn’t the only German-speaking country. If you want to, you can explore the difference between Austrian German vs German.

you can say okay in german in this austrian village with a beautiful landscape

And now, let’s continue with Austrian ways to say okay in German:

14. Passt (Okay/fits)

Commonly used to mean “okay” or “fits” in informal settings.

In Austria, you could hear something like this:

  • Franz: Kommst du heute Abend zur Party? (Are you coming to the party tonight?)
  • Lena: Passt. (Okay.)

15. Eh klar (Of course/obviously)

An informal way of saying “of course” or “obviously”.

A real conversation could go on like this:

  • Alex: Kannst du mir das Buch morgen zurückgeben? (Can you return the book to me tomorrow?)
  • Steffi: Eh klar. (Of course.)

16. Geht schon (It’s okay)

Informal expression meaning “it’s okay” or “it works”.

Expressing okay in German can sound like this in Austria:

  • Matthias: Brauchst du Hilfe mit deinen Hausaufgaben? (Do you need help with your homework?)
  • Nina: Geht schon. (It’s okay.)

Learn German alternatives for okay in Swiss German

And what about Swiss German? There are things to know about this language variation, too!

you can use okay in german in swiss villages

17. Guet (Good/Okay)

Swiss German for “good” or “okay”. Informal and widely used.

An example conversation in Switzerland:

  • Hans: Kannst du morgen das Meeting leiten? (Can you lead the meeting tomorrow?)
  • Sara: Guet. (Okay.)

18. Tipptopp (Perfect/great)

Means “perfect” or “great”. Informal and slightly more enthusiastic.

You could use tipptopp like this:

  • Lukas: Ist das Essen lecker? (Is the food tasty?)
  • Mia: Tipptopp. (Perfect.)

Practice saying okay in German with Full Practice Worksheet Library

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate German expressions for “okay” from the provided options.

Options: Okay, In Ordnung, Alles klar, Passt, Geht klar, Einverstanden, Gut, Abgemacht, Kein Problem, Na gut, Schön, Klar, Jawohl.

This was just part of the exercise! If you want, you can practice more with our Full Practice Worksheet Library!

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