If "the United States" is translated to "Vereinigte Staaten" then how do you call people from there?
I have always heard "Amerikaner" but that one refers to the whole continent.
In Germany it is exactly the same as in the United States:
literally translates to
Only if we need to further specify where a person lives we could also say:
A short form frequently used in colloquial German is
that has the connotation of a friend from French "ami".
Note that in Germany we do not use "U.S." for the United States (it is "USA"). Still we do say
It depends on the context. Normally an
If you have a situation where you want to make it absolutly clear, you can say
In a bakery, an
In Germany we use
Thus, the inhabitants of the country are called
Yes we would say US-Bürger (US-citizen) or US-Amerikaner (US-American), as said above.
But often we would just use Ami or Amis (Plural).
Just to clarify, even though it is spelled like the French ami there is no connection. "Ami" is informal and has, contrary to what was says above, no positive connotations. Few would honestly say "Sche%ß US-Bürger" (fu%king US- Citizen) , most likely they would say "Sche%ß Ami" (Fu%king Ami). "Ami" could be called the less offensive German version of the American offensive slang for Japanese --> "Jap".