• Estonian course for beginners
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  • 1 Estonian alphabet
  • 2 Estonian pronunciation
  • 3 Estonian keyboard and how to type letters
  • 4 How to say hello in Estonian [0/2]
  • 5 Introducing yourself in Estonian [0/2]
  • 6 Telling the time in Estonian [0/2]
  • 7 Numbers and counting in Estonian [0/3]
  • 8 Days of the week, months and seasons in Estonian [0/3]
  • 9 Describing people and characters in Estonian [0/2]
  • 10 Describing the family in Estonian [0/3]
  • 11 Colours in Estonian [0/3]
  • 12 Body parts in Estonian [0/3]
  • 13 Clothes in Estonian [0/3]
  • 14 Animal names in Estonian [0/3]
  • 15 Order food in Estonian [0/3]
  • 16 Birthday wishes and congratulations in Estonian [0/2]
  • 17 Asking for directions in Estonian [0/3]
  • 18 Grocery shopping in Estonian [0/3]
  • 19 Expressing feelings in Estonian [0/2]
  • 20 How to say I love you in Estonian [0/2]
  • 21 Talking about hobbies in Estonian [0/2]
  • 22 Talk about the weather in Estonian [0/2]
  • 23 Describing your home in Estonian [0/2]
  • 24 Travel and transportation in Estonian [0/2]
  • 25 Business words in Estonian [0/2]
  • Describing your home in Estonian

    Exercises

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    1. Exercise: House vocabulary Score -/-
    2. Exercise: Describing a house in Estonian Score -/-

    In this lesson we learn how to describe your home. We will study the basic vocabulary related to furniture, rooms etc.

    Estonian house vocabulary

    house

    Firstly, let's learn the most common words related to house.

    English Estonian
    House Maja
    Home Kodu
    Apartement, flat Korter
    Garden Aed
    Room Tuba
    Staircase Trepp
    Elevator Lift
    Floor Korrus
    Balcony Rõdu
    Roof Katus
    Terrace Terrass
    Kitchen Köök
    Living room Elutuba
    Bedroom Magamistuba
    Hallway Koridor
    Bathroom Vannituba
    Garage Garaaž
    Wall Sein
    Ceiling Lagi
    Floor Põrand
    Door Uks
    Window Aken

    Examples

    • Jakob on oma toas. --- Jakob is in his room.
    • Igal majal on katus. --- Each house has a roof.bedroom
    • Pere istub elutoas. --- The family is sitting in the living room.

     

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    Furniture in Estonian

    English Estonian
    Furniture Mööbel
    Table Laud
    Chair Tool
    Armchair Tugitool
    Sofa Diivan
    Shelf Riiul
    Bookshelf Raamaturiiul
    Cupboard Kapp
    Wardrobe Riidekapp
    Bed Voodi
    Lamp Lamp
    Carpet Vaip

    Examples

    • See diivan on väga mugav. --- This sofa is very comfortable.
    • Voodi kõrval on lamp. --- There's a lamp next to the bed.
    • Mööbel mu toas on väga modernne. --- The furniture in my room is very modern.bath

     

    Bathroom vocabulary

    English Estonian
    Sink Valamu
    Shower Dušš
    Shower curtain Dušikardin
    Bathtub Vann
    Jacuzzi Mullivann
    Mirror Peegel
    Toilet bowl WC-pott

    Examples

    • Ma soovin, et mul oleks tavalise vanni asemel mullivann. --- I wish I had a jacuzzi instead of a regular bathtub.
    • Mul on vannitoas suur peegel. --- I have a big mirror in the bathroom.
    • Mulle meeldib külma duši all käia. --- I like to take cold showers.

     

    Kitchen vocabularykitchen

    English Estonian
    Fridge Külmik / Külmkapp
    Freezer Sügavkülmik
    Dishwasher Nõudepesumasin
    Oven Ahi
    Microwave oven Mikrolaineahi
    Stove Pliit
    Dining table Söögilaud
    Dishes Nõud
    Glass Klaas
    Fork Kahvel
    Knife Nuga
    Spoon Lusikas
    Plate Taldrik
    Bowl Kauss

    Examples

    • Supi söömiseks on sul vaja lusikat. --- You need a spoon to eat soup.
    • Minu köögis ei ole nõudepesumasinat. --- There's no dishwasher in my kitchen.
    • Ma küpsetasin eile ahjus piruka. --- Yesterday I baked a pie in the oven.

     

    Useful adjectives to describe the household

    English Estonian
    Small Väike
    Big Suur
    Spacious Ruumikas
    Wide Lai
    Narrow Kitsas
    Dark Tume
    Light Hele
    New Uus
    Old Vana
    Cosy Hubane
    Modern Modernne

    Examples

    • Meie elutuba on väga ruumikas. --- Our living room is very spacious.
    • Mulle meeldib uus ja modernne mööbel. --- I like new and modern furniture.
    • Tema magamistuba on väike, aga hubane. --- He's bedroom is small but cosy.

     

    yes Congratulations! Now you know how to describe your home in Estonian. Continue to the exercises to practice your vocabulary!