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Free German Essays on Daily Routines: Mein Tagesablauf

Updated on February 3, 2017

Mein Tagesablauf

Hello, essay writers! If you know that "Mein Tagesablauf" means "my daily routine," then you have already mastered the first step to your A-plus German essay. The next step is easy: Just write down what you do every day and when you are doing it. Nothing special, just the ordinary stuff like brushing your teeth or having dinner. Normally, your teacher doesn't ask for more than 200 or 300 words. That sounds like a lot, I know, but it is not. Just try to keep your German sentences in the correct word order. If you are really insecure about how to build a German sentence, then try to keep your sentences short and simple. I have read a lot of German texts written by native English speakers that I could not understand because the sentences were so twisted. So, if you need some inspiration, then look at my German short essays about "Mein Tagesablauf" below. The German text is followed by an English version and some vocabulary—as usual. If you need to write about a certain topic in German and need help, just let me know in the comments below and maybe I write an article about it... Good luck!

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Daily Routine

Ich stehe morgens normalerweise um acht Uhr auf , wenn ich zur Schule muss. Dann gehe ich direkt ins Badezimmer, dusche und ziehe mich an. Danach esse ich Cerealien zum Frühstück und trinke einen warmen Kakao. Dann putze ich meine Zähne und mache mich auf den Weg zur Schule. Ich wohne nicht weit von der Schule, so dass ich erst um 8.45 h das Haus verlassen muss. Die Schule fängt um neun Uhr an. Um 12 Uhr mittags habe ich meine Mittagspause und esse zusammen mit meinen Freunden. Um 3.30 h gehe ich wieder nach Hause. Dienstags und Donnerstags bleibe ich zwei Stunden länger, da ich dann noch Fußball spiele. Zu Hause ruhe ich mich für eine halbe Stunde aus und mache dann Hausaufgaben, falls ich welche auf habe. Danach treffe ich mich entweder mit Freunden oder verbringe Zeit mit meiner Familie. Ich gehe normalerweise zwischen zehn und elf Uhr ins Bett und lese noch ein Buch für eine halbe Stunde bevor ich schlafe. Am Wochenende stehe ich zwischen 10 und 11 Uhr auf und gehe nicht vor Mitternacht ins Bett.

And here is my English version:

I normally get up at 8 a.m. when I have to go to school. I go straight to the bathroom, then take a shower and get dressed. After that, I have cereal for breakfast and a hot chocolate. Then I brush my teeth and start walking to school. I live close to school, so I leave the house by 8:45 a.m. School starts at 9 a.m. I have my lunch break at noon and eat with my friends. I walk home at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, I stay for two hours longer at school to play soccer. At home, I relax for half an hour and then do my assignments if there are any. After that, I either meet with friends or spend time with my family. I normally go to bed between 10 and 11 p.m., and I always read a book for half an hour before I sleep. On the weekend, I get up between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and I do not go to bed before midnight.

German Phrase of the Day

In every of my German-learning articles, I present another German saying (Sprichwort).

This time:

  • durch dick und dünn = through thick and thin

Example: Sie gehen miteinander durch dick und dünn.

Meaning (roughly): They stay together through thick and thin.

Do not write your German essays or phrases by translating an English one. Although this phrase is really similar to the English one, I cannot recommend it in general. It could be embarrassing for you...

Vocabulary on Daily Routine

German
English
German
English
Mitternacht
midnight
das Buch
book
die Zähne
teeth
die Schule
school
das Bett
bed
nicht weit
Not far
die Mittagspause
lunch break
das Badezimmer
bathroom
die Freunde
friends
die Familie
family
normalerweise
normally
danach
After that
die Zeit
time
5 Uhr
5 o' clock
nachmittags
in the afternoon
morgens
in the morning
abends
in the evening
nachts
at night
die Hausaufgaben
homework/ assignments
die Hausarbeit
housework
das Frühstück
breakfast
das Mittagessen
lunch

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Key Sentences on Getting Up

  • German: In der Woche stehe ich immer um halb acht auf. Ich stelle meinen Wecker aber auf 7.20 Uhr, so dass ich nicht sofort aufstehen muss.
  • English: I always get up at 7:30 a.m. during the week. But the alarm clock rings at 7:20 a.m., so that I do not have to get up straight away.
  • German: Ich wache morgens immer schon von allein auf, meistens um sechs Uhr. Ich brauche keinen Wecker.
  • English: I wake up on my own in the morning, most of the time at 6 a.m. I do not need an alarm clock.
  • German: Ich stehe um sieben Uhr auf, wenn ich zur Schule muss, damit ich noch genug Zeit zum Frühstücken hab.
  • English: I get up at 7 a.m. when I have to go to school so that I still have enough time to have breakfast.

Key Sentences About Bathroom Routine

  • German: Ich dusche morgens gerne lange.
  • English: I like taking a long shower in the morning.
  • German: Ich bade lieber anstatt zu duschen.
  • English: I would rather take a bath than a shower.
  • German: Ich putze meine Zähne morgens und abends.
  • English: I brush my teeth in the morning and in the evening.
  • German: Nach dem Aufstehen wasche ich mein Gesicht, putze meine Zähne, kämme meine Haare und schminke mich.
  • English: After I get up, I wash my face, brush my teeth, comb my hair, and put on makeup.

Key Sentences on Commuting to School

  • German: Ich fahre zusammen mit meinem Bruder mit dem Auto zur Schule.
  • English: My brother and I drive to school together by car.
  • German: Ich nehme den Schulbus zur Schule, da ich dann mit meinen Freunden zusammen fahren kann.
  • English: I take the school bus to school so that I can go together with my friends.
  • German: Ich laufe zur Schule. Ich wohne nur fünf Minuten entfernt. Mein Fahrrad nehme ich nicht, da ich Angst habe, dass es gestohlen wird.
  • English: I walk to school. I just live five minutes from there. I do not take my bike because I don't want it to be stolen.
  • German: Ich und meine Schwester fahren morgens mit dem Fahrrad zur Schule.
  • English: My sister and I ride our bikes to school in the morning.

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Key Sentences on Having Lunch/Dinner

  • German: In der Woche esse ich in der Schulmensa. Das Essen ist dort nicht so schlecht. Am Wochenende kocht meine Mutter oder manchmal gehen wir auswärts essen.
  • English: During the week, I eat lunch at school. The food is not so bad there. On the weekend, my mother cooks, or we go out to eat sometimes.
  • German: Wenn ich zur Schule gehe nehme ich mir immer etwas zu Essen mit. Meist ein belegtes Brot und ein Stück Obst und etwas Schokolade zum Nachtisch. Am Wochende bin ich viel unterwegs, so dass ich erst abends zu Hause etwas Warmes esse.
  • English: When I go to school, I always take some food with me. Usually a sandwich, some fruit, and a bit chocolate as dessert. On the weekend, I am out and about much so that I have a warm meal in the evening at home.

And Here Are the Verbs...

Conjugated German verb
German infinitive
English equivalent
(ich) stehe auf
aufstehen
to get up
(ich) putze Zähne
Zähne putzen
to brush one's teeth
(ich) dusche
duschen
to take a shower
(ich) räume auf
aufräumen
to tidy up
(ich) muss
müssen
to have to
(ich) esse
essen
to eat
(ich) mache
machen
to do/ make
(ich) ziehe mich an
sich anziehen
to get dressed
(ich) verbringe Zeit
Zeit verbringen
to spend time
(ich) treffe mich
sich treffen
to meet
(ich) schlafe ein
einschlafen
to fall asleep
(ich) frühstücke
frühstücken
to have breakfast
(ich) langweile mich
sich langweilen
to be bored
(ich) helfe
helfen
to help
(ich) sehe fern
fernsehen
to watch tv
(ich) lese
lesen
to read
(ich) spiele Fußball
Fußball spielen
to play soccer

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      Kib 3 years ago

      Great, just spelling error: in the German version of My routine: .... I wohne nicht weit ....