How do Germans talk about favorites?

Good to Know: “Lieblings…” – The question often comes up in German class how to express ‘favorites’ (as in, “My favorite place is…”). The way you do it is simply add the category of thing (e.g. ‘book’, ‘music’, ‘food’, ‘position’, etc.) to “Lieblings”:

For example: “Lieblingsbuch”, “Lieblingsmusik”, “Lieblingsauthor”, “Lieblingsessen”, etc.

Used in a sentence: “Mein Lieblingsbuch ist das Telefonbuch.”

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