• German course for beginners
  • 1 The German alphabet [0/2]
  • 2 German greetings (Hello in German) [0/3]
  • 3 Introduction in german (talking about yourself) [0/2]
  • 4 Counting in German (cardinal and ordinal numbers) [0/3]
  • 5 The Time in German (hours and minutes in German) [0/3]
  • 6 Days of the weeks, months and seasons in German [0/3]
  • 7 Colours in German (blue, green, yellow...) [0/3]
  • 8 Asking for directions in German [0/3]
  • 9 The weather in German (sun, rain, temperature...) [0/3]
  • 10 Family members in German (parents, siblings...) [0/3]
  • 11 Body parts in German [0/3]
  • 12 Countries in German (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) [0/5]
  • 13 Ordering in Germany (restaurant, waiter, dinner) [0/3]
  • 14 German travel phrases [0/3]
  • 15 Grocery shopping in Germany [0/3]
  • 16 German proverbs [0/3]
  • 17 Animal names in German (pets, mammals, birds, ...) [0/4]
  • 18 Clothing in German (shoes, accessories, ...) [0/2]
  • 19 Happy birthday in German (parties and congratulations) [0/3]
  • 20 I love you in German (emotions and feedback) [0/3]
  • 21 Needs and opinions in German (polite requests) [0/4]
  • 22 Hobbies in German (sports and games) [0/3]
  • 23 House, room, furniture vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 24 Descriptions in German (appearance and characteristics) [0/5]
  • 25 Business vocabulary in German (work and negotiations) [0/3]
  • 26 Going to the doctor and health vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 27 School vocabulary in German (subjects and persons) [0/3]
  • 28 Places of interest German (post office, infrastructure) [0/3]
  • 29 Nature words in German (parks and outdoor) [0/2]
  • House, room, furniture vocabulary in German

    After learning this chapter you will know the vocabulary for the house, room and furniture in German. You will be able to describe your house, the rooms and the furniture within the room. 

    Vocabulary of the house in German

    The table below will show the most common vocabulary related to a house in German. 

    English German
    the relocation Der Umzug
    the house Das Haus
    the apartment Das Apartment
    the flat Die Wohnung
    the garden Der Garten
    the fence Der Zaun
    the staircase Das Treppenhaus
    the elevator Der Aufzug
    the balcony Der Balkon
    the terrace Die Terasse
    the roof Das Dach
    the bathroom Das Badezimmer
    the kitchen Die Küche
    the living room Das Wohnzimmer
    the bedroom Das Schlafzimmer
    the garage Die Garage
    the floor (wooden) Der Fußoden
    the floor (first) Das Geschoss / Das Stockwerk

    Example sentences

    • Mein Haus hat zwei Stockwerke und einen Garten. (My house has two floors and a garden.)
    • Mein Apartment hat ein Wohnzimmer, eine Küche und ein Schlafzimmer. (My apartment has a living room, kitchen and bathroom.)
    • Die Wohnung hat einen Aufzug. (The flat has an elevator.)

    Room vocabulary

    English German
    the furniture Die Möbel
    the wall Die Wand 
    the window Das Fenster
    the door Die Tür
    the bed Das Bett
    the thing Das Ding
    the chair Der Stuhl
    the sofa Das Sofa 
    the closet Der Schrank
    the carpet Der Teppich
    the bookshelf Das Bücherregal
    the lamp Die Lampe
    the shelf Das Regal
    the light Das Licht

    Example sentences

    • In meinem Schlafzimmer ist ein Bett und ein Schrank. (There is a bed and a closet in my bedroom.)
    • In meinem Wohnzimmer ist ein Teppich und ein Sofa. (There is a carpet and a sofa in the living room.)
    • Die Möbel stehen an der Wand neben dem Fenster. (The furniture is placed against the wall next to the window.)

    Bathroom vocabulary

    English German
    the shower Die Dusche
    the bathtub Die Badewanne
    the toilet Die Toilette
    the mirror Der Spiegel
    the towel Das Handtuch
    the shower curtain Der Duschvorhang
    the sink Das Waschbecken

    Example sentences

    • Sie duscht sich gerade. (She is showering.)
    • Du nimmst ein Bad. (You take a bath.)
    • Wir schauen in den Spiegel. (We look in the mirror.)

    Kitchen vocabulary

    English German
    the kitchen counter Die Küchentheke
    the cupboard Der (Küchen)Schrank
    the dishwasher Die Spülmaschine
    the fridge Der Kühlschrank
    the freezer Die Tiefkühltruhe / Das Gefrierfach
    the glass Das Glas
    the plate Der Teller
    the cutlery Das Besteck
    the fork Die Gabel
    the spoon Der Löffel
    the knife Das Messer
    the stove Der Herd
    the oven Der Ofen
    the microwave Die Mikrowelle
    the mixer Der Mixer
    the table Der Tisch
    the chair Der Stuhl

    Example sentences

    • Wir backen die Kartoffeln im Ofen. (We cook the patatoes in the oven.)
    • Das Glas steht neben dem Teller. (The glass is next to the plate.)
    • Die Mikrowelle ist im Schrank über dem Herd. (The microwave is in the cupboard above the stove.)

    Describing the household using German adjectives

    The following adjectives are some examples that can be used to describe the house, room or furniture. Take a look at the chapter about German adjectives to learn how to form an adjective. 

    English German
    spacious geräumig
    small klein
    light hell (licht)
    dark dunkel
    wide breit
    narrow schmal
    wooden hölzern
    plastic plastik
    glass gläsern
    metal metall
    new neu
    old alt

    Example sentences

    • Die Holzbode ist dreckig. (The wooden floor is dirty.)
    • Das neue Fenster im Wohnzimmer. (The new window in the living room.)
    • Das dunkle Schlafzimmer hat ein altes Bett. (The dark bedroom has an old bed.)

    Train your skills by doing the exercises below!


    Translate the parts of a house into German

    Match the correct German translation to the sentences about houses

    Complete the dialogue by filling in the missing German house vocabulary!