Free German Essay on My House: Mein Haus

Updated on December 12, 2016

Beschreibe Dein Haus!

That means "describe your house" and is another common topic your teacher might have asked you to write about.

Here you will find German essays, and what you might need if you are still unhappy with your German essay and need some more support. You can find some ready-made short essays in this article. The examples that I show you below are structured like this:

  1. First, you will find an example of a short essay in German. It shows you how you might describe your house or flat. Since there are lots of places where you might live, I wrote several examples for you to chose from.
  2. After the German part, you will find a part in italics where I give you the English translation for the German text.
  3. After each short essay, you will find a list of key words and conjugated verbs that I have provided for you so that you do not have to look them up in a dictionary. My aim is to provide a time effective aid for your German homework.

Now, let's get started!

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Das Einfamilienhaus

So, if you are living in a single family home check out this example!

Ich lebe in einem Einfamilienhaus. Es besteht aus drei Schlafzimmern, einem Wohnzimmer, einer Küche, einem Esszimmer, einem Computerzimmer, zwei Badezimmern, einem Gästezimmer und einem Dachboden. Draußen befindet sich ein mittelgroßer Garten auf der Rückseite des Hauses, eine Garage an der Seite und ein kleiner Vorgarten mit Rosen und zwei Kastanienbäumen. Das Haus ist außerdem von einem Holzzaun umgeben. Im Garten haben wir ein paar Gartenstühle zum Entspannen, eine Schaukel und eine Rutsche für meine kleine Schwester und einen Schuppen für die Gartengeräte. Unsere Küche hat einen großen Tisch in der Mitte worauf wir die Mahlzeiten zubereiten oder Snacks essen. Die Küche hat große Fenster, so dass wir beim Kochen die Aussicht auf den Garten genießen können. Die Wohnzimmerwände sind voller Bücherregale und Bildern. Außerdem gibt es dort ein großes Sofa und einen Sessel neben dem Zeitungsständer. Mein Zimmer ist oben, und ich kann von meinem Fenster aus die Straße vor unserem Haus sehen. Mein Bett steht zwischen dem Fenster und dem Kleiderschrank. Mein Schreibtisch ist ziemlich groß, und ich habe meinen eigenen Computer darauf stehen. Meine Wände sind voll von Fotos und Postern. Das Zimmer meiner Schwester ist gleich nebenan und das Gästezimmer ist auf der gegenüber liegenden Seite vom Flur. Das Schlafzimmer meiner Eltern ist am anderen Ende des Flurs. Unser Dachboden ist nur ein Stauraum und ein bisschen staubig.

This is what it means in English (Remember: these aren't one-to-one translations):

I live in a single family house. It consists of three bedrooms, one living room, one kitchen, one dining room, a computer room, two bathrooms, one guest room, and an attic. Outside, there is a medium-sized garden in the back of the house, a garage at the side, and a small front garden with roses and two chestnut trees. The house is also surrounded by a wooden fence. In the back garden, there are some garden chairs to relax on, a swing, a slide for my little sister, and a shed for the garden tools. Our kitchen has a big table in the middle where we prepare the meals or where we have snacks. It has big windows so that we can enjoy the garden view while cooking. The living room walls are covered with book shelves and paintings. There is also a big sofa and an armchair next to the magazine rack. My room is upstairs, and from my window, I can see the street in front of the house. My bed is between the window and the wardrobe. My desk is quite large, and I have my own computer on it. My walls are full of photos and posters. My sister's room is next door, and the guest room is across the corridor. Our parent's bedroom is at the other end of the corridor. We also have an attic that is only for storage and is a bit dusty.

Einfamilienhaus Vocabulary

German
English
German
English
das Haus
house
die Wohnung
flat, Appartement
das Zimmer
room
der Balkon
balcony
die Küche
kitchen
die Terrasse
patio
das Wohnzimmer
living-room
das Gästezimmer
guest room
das Badezimmer
bathroom
das Gästebad
guest bathroom
das Kinderzimmer
bedroom
der Keller
cellar
der Flur
corridor
der Dachboden
attic
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Dreizimmerwohnung

That is a 2-bedroom flat because in Germany, we count the living-room and the bedrooms as rooms. All other rooms are extra. So, if you live in a flat in a multi-story building, you might write something like this:

Ich wohne mit meiner Familie in einer Dreizimmerwohnung im obersten Stockwerk eines Mehrfamilienhauses. Neben den zwei Schlafzimmern haben wir ein kleines Wohnzimmer, eine große Küche mit einer Sitzecke und einem Vogelkäfig, einen langen schmalen Flur und ein Badezimmer. Im Badezimmer befindet sich ein Waschbecken, eine Badewanne und eine Toilette. Mein Bruder und ich teilen uns ein Zimmer. Wir haben ein Etagenbett und teilen uns einen Computer. Weil wir nicht genug Platz in unserem Zimmer für all unsere Sachen haben, haben wir einen Teil unserer Spielsachen und Bücher in den Keller getan. Dieser ist ziemlich groß, und manchmal fahren wir mit dem Fahrstuhl nach unten, um dort zu spielen. Wir feiern auch unsere Geburtstage dort. Es ist ein richtiger Partykeller. Meine Eltern haben dort sogar eine kleine Küche eingebaut, obwohl wir da keinen Wasserhahn haben. Unsere Nachbarn sind manchmal ein bisschen laut, wenn sie in ihrer Wohnung feiern, und dann können wir nicht schlafen. Hinter dem Haus ist ein toller Spielplatz mit Blumenbeeten drum herum. Dort kann ich all meine Freunde treffen, die im gleichen Haus wohnen. Da die Wohnung so weit oben ist, ist die Aussicht aus den Fenstern echt super.

And here is how I would say it in English:

I live in a two-bedroom flat on the top floor of a multi-story building with my family. Besides the two bedrooms, we have a small living room, a large kitchen with a seating corner and a bird cage, a long and narrow corridor, and one bathroom. In the bathroom, there is a sink, a bathtub, and a toilet. My brother and I share one bedroom. We have a bunk bed and one computer to share. Because we do not have enough space for all our stuff, we put some of our toys and books in our cellar. It is quite large, and sometimes we use the elevator to go down and play there. We also celebrate our birthdays there. It is a proper party-cellar. My parents even put a small kitchen down there, although we don't have a water tap there. Our neighbors are a bit noisy sometimes when they party in their flat, and we cannot sleep well when they do. Behind the building, there is a nice playground surrounded with flower beds. There I can meet all my friends that live in the same building. Since our flat is so high up, the views from the windows are really great.

Words in "Dreizimmerwohnung"

German
English
German
English
das Mehrfamilienhaus
multistorey building
Fahrstuhl
lift
das Erdgeschoss
ground floor(be), first floor (ae)
die Nachbarn
neighbours
oberstes Stockwerk
top floor
die tolle Aussicht
great views
der Spielplatz
playground
laut
noisy
das Blumenbeet
flowerbed
schmal
narrow
die Badewanne
tub
der Vogelkäfig
Bird cage
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Our Ranch

Do you live in the country on a ranch? Check this out:

Ich wohne auf einer Farm, weit entfernt von der Stadt. Unser Haus ist ziemlich groß mit einer Veranda vorne. Links vom Haus befindet sich eine Scheune mit Werkzeug darin und Platz für unseren Van. Im Haus haben wir fünf Schlafzimmer, zwei Badezimmer, eine Gästetoilette, ein Wohnzimmer, eine kleine Bücherei, ein Büro, ein Wäscheraum, eine große Küche und ein Dachboden als Lagerplatz. Wir haben keinen Keller aber hinter unserem Haus gibt es Pferdeställe. Links vom Haus gibt es ein kleines Gästehaus für unsere Sommergäste. Kinder können in ihren Ferien zu uns kommen, um Reiten zu lernen. Vor dem Gästehaus befindet sich ein kleiner Pool welchen wir außerhalb der Ferien benutzen können. Mein Raum ist neben Opas Raum, so dass ich ihn manchmal nachts schnarchen hören kann. I habe meinen eignen Fernseher im Zimmer. Der Computer befindet sich im Büro. Von meinem Fenster aus kann ich die Schafs- und Kuhweiden sehen.

And here is my English version:

I live on a ranch far away from the city. Our house is quite big with a porch on the front side. On the right of the house, there is a barn with tools and space for our van inside. In the house, we have five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a guest toilet, a living room, a small library, a study, a laundry room, a big kitchen, and an attic for storage. We have no cellar, but behind the house, we have stables for our horses. To the left of our house, there is a little guest house for our summer guests. Children can come to us to learn how to ride a horse during their vacations. In front of the guest house, there is a little swimming pool that we use during school sometimes. My room is next to my grandpa's room, so I can hear him snoring sometimes at night. I have my own tv in my room. The computer is in the study. From my window, I can see the meadows with the sheep and cows.

Ranch Essay Vocabulary

German
English
German
English
die Farm
Ranch
auf dem Land
in the countryside
die Weide
meadow
die Veranda
porch
das Vieh
cattle
die Scheune
barn
das Pferd
horse
der Landwirt
Farmer, agriculturist
die Kuh
cow
die Pferdezucht
horse breeding
das Schaf
sheep
das Reiten
riding

Conjugated Verbs

German conjugated verb
German infinitive
English
(es) besteht aus
bestehen aus
to consist of
(es) hat
haben
to have
(es) ist umgeben von
umgeben sein von
to be surrounded by
(ich) kann
können
can
(wir) feiern
feiern
to celebrate, have a party
(wir) fahren
fahren
(here) to go
(wir) teilen
teilen
to share
eingebaut
einbauen
built in

German Phrase of the Day

Today's Sprichwort (saying) is:

Ein Unglück kommt selten allein...

That means: Bad luck rarely comes alone...

The English equivalent I found was: When it rains, it pours.

I would say that this German saying is one of those that everybody who speaks German should know.

Thank You for Reading!

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