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Free German Essay on Hobbies for GCSE—High School

How to Write a Good German Essay

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Are you still unhappy with your German essay and need some more support? If your teacher told you to write about your hobbies you can find some ready made examples in this article. The examples that I show you below are structured like this:

  • First, you find an example of a short essay in German. It shows you how you can describe your own family. Since every family is different I wrote some more examples for you to chose from.
  • After the German part follows a part where I tell you in English what the German text is about.
  • After the examples of short essays, you will find a list of German keywords and conjugated verbs that I provided for you so that you do not have to look it up in a dictionary. My aim is to provide a time effective aid for your German homework.

Now better get started and impress your teacher!

Example 1 - Football Fan

Ich liebe es, mir Fußballspiele anzusehen. Mein Lieblingsteam ist (put your favourite team in here). Normalerweise sehe ich mir sie nur im Fernsehen an, aber manchmal geht mein Vater mit mir auch ins Stadium als besonderes Vergnügen. Ich spare auch all mein Taschengeld für die Karten und für Fanartikel. Ich mag es auch, meine Freunde mit nach Hause zu nehmen, um die Spiele zusammen zu schauen. Dann essen wir immer Unmengen an Popcorn und trinken literweise Limonade, die wir vor Beginn des Spiels zusammen selbst machen. An meinem letzten Geburtstag haben mir meine Eltern sogar erlaubt, ein Paar Freunde mit ins Stadium zu nehmen. Das war ein richtiger Spaß, und wir haben Hot-Dogs gegessen. Ich glaube, wir waren die lauteste Gruppe, die unsere Mannschaft angefeuert hat. Manchmal spiele ich auch selbst Fußball. Aber in einen Verein möchte ich nicht eintreten. Das würde zu viel von meiner Freitzeit wegnehmen. Wenn wir in den Ferien meinen Onkel und meine Tante besuchen, spiele ich immer Fußball mit meinen Cousins. In den nächsten Sommerferien möchte ich mal Windsurfen ausprobieren, wenn wir nach Kalifornien fahren. Ich liebe auch den Strand und das Gefühl von Wind und Sonne auf meiner Haut, so dass ich denke, dass das auch ein perfektes Hobby für mich wäre.

In English I would say it like this:

I love to watch football/ soccer games. My favourite teams are ....Normally I watch the matches on tv but sometimes is my father taking me to the stadium as a special treat. I also save all my pocket money for tickets and for football memorabilia. I like to bring some friends home, too, so that we can watch the games together. Then we are always eating tons of popcorn and litres of lemonade that we make ourselves before the game starts. For my last birthday, my parents even allowed me to take some friends to the stadium with us. That was real fun and we ate hotdogs. I think we were the loudest group to cheer for our team. Sometimes I play football myself. But I don't want to be in a club because it would take away too much of my spare time. When we are visiting my aunt and my uncle in the holidays I always play football with my cousins. In the next summer holidays, I would like to try windsurfing when we go to California. I love the beach as well and the feeling of the wind and the sun on my skin so that I think that would be the perfect hobby for me, too.

For Vocabulary Look out Below!

Below you can find some German words from the football/ soccer essay and the English meaning!

The verbs are at the bottom of the article!

GermanEnglishGerman English

das Taschengeld

pocket money

das Windsurfen


die Fanartikel




das Stadion


nach Hause


die Tante


der Verein


der Onkel


das Team


die Cousins


das Lieblingsteam

favourite team

die Sommerferien

summer holidays

der Fernseher


der Strand




die Sonne


die Freizeit

spare time

der Wind


zu viel

too much

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Example 2 - Hanging out with Friends

Ich habe keine speziellen Hobbies. Ich denke, ich mache einfach gerne was alle jungen Leute so mögen. Ich mag es ins Kino zu gehen, im Park rumzuhängen, manchmal Karten zu spielen und viel über Musik und Leute und so zu quatschen. Wenn ich allein bin, spiele ich Computerspiele, sehe fern oder lade meine eigenen Videos auf Youtube hoch. Ich schätze mal, dass ich mich mit dem Computer ganz gut auskenne. Aber ich bekomme immer Ärger von meinen Eltern, da sie nicht wollen, dass ich immer am Computer sitze oder vor dem Fernseher, wenn ich zu Hause bin. Sie schlagen vor, dass ich ein Musikinstrument lernen soll, so wie meine Schwester. Sie spielt Klavier, und ich finde, dass reicht für unsere Familie. Ich mache lieber was anderes, wobei ich nicht immer regelmäßig wohin gehen muss. Ich will lieber flexibel mit meiner Zeit sein, so dass ich spontan was Cooles mit meinen Freunden machen kann. Gestern, als wir aus der Schule kamen, haben wir beschlossen, schwimmen zu gehen, und haben es einfach gemacht. Das war super.

In English:

I don't have any special hobbies. I think I just like doing what all young people like. I like going to the movies, hanging out in the park, playing cards sometimes and chatting a lot about music, people and so on. When I am on my own I play computer games, watch tv, or upload my own YouTube videos. I guess my computer skills are not so bad. But I always get in trouble with my parents because they don't want me to be in front of the computer or tv when I am at home. They suggest I should learn to play an instrument like my sister does. She is playing the piano and I think that is enough for the whole family. I'd rather do other things where I don't have to go somewhere regularly. I want to be flexible with my time so that I can spontaneously join in some fun with my friends. Yesterday we decided to go swimming when we came out of school and just went. That was great.

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Conjugated Verbs

conjugated German verbthe infinitveEnglish equivalent

(ich) lebe


to live (be alive)

(er, sie, es) wohnt


to live (eg in a house)

(ich) schaue an


to watch

(ich) spiele


to play

(wir) fahren


(here) to go

(ich) spare


to save (eg pocket Money)

(ich) nehme mit


to take with (me)

(wir) quatschen


to chat

(ich) lade hoch


to upload

(ich) bekomme Ärger

Ärger bekommen

to get in trouble

(ich) hänge rum/ ab


to hang out

(wir) haben beschlossen

beschließen (infinitive)

have decided

(sie pl.) mögen


to like

(sie pl.) schlagen vor


to suggest

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Hanging out Essay - Words

German English



das Klavier


das Computerspiel

computer game

die Schule


die Eltern


der Elternteil


die Schwester


die Familie







(here) rather

zu Hause

at home









Thank you for reading!

I hope this article is useful for you and if you like it please leave a comment. Come back for more!


Preet on January 10, 2020:

You have described in such good method.really it will help me to learn german thanks alot

bongawonga (author) from UK on June 09, 2019:

Dear German learning community, I'm always looking for new helpful topics to write about. A few of you have made comments already that they would like me to write about future life plans and I can confirm that I am working on it at the moment. Sometimes it takes time to get some ideas to write about. If you want send me some English text about your future life plans, then I could feature the four most interesting ones in my next hub. The text needs to be about 200 words long. 20 words less or more would be OK.

Thank you for your help!

Tamanna on October 02, 2018:

Thanks for such an amazing and easy language essay

lee on December 17, 2017:

it's so kind of u to write such a wonderful essay and share it with us! thank u sooooo much!

Uwe on September 01, 2015:

Its fantastisch i finished my german homework

bongawonga (author) from UK on July 08, 2015:

Thank you. I am glad I could help!

ella on July 08, 2015:

This is exactly what I've been looking for! It's concise and simple and the vocabulary list and translation guides me wonderfully. Please continue to write similar pieces for other topics (e.g. plans for the future, jobs etc.).

bongawonga (author) from UK on March 04, 2015:

Hi Jan, interesting topics you have got there. May I ask where you learn German (school, college...)?

Jan on March 04, 2015:

Firstly i thank you for these nice and simple essays and i hope you make more like these such as ( Touring, Job application, sick leave and invitation) and have nice time.

bongawonga (author) from UK on December 09, 2014:

Thank you so much, my German learning friends :)

Tom on September 11, 2014:

This is actually so good! Thanks!

arbesa on March 12, 2014:

This is the BeStT

JAIMON on September 22, 2013:

its nice and use simple language. like to have more essays.

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