It's useful to be able to write about your home and local area – mein Zuhause – by giving a few details about where you and your family live.
You may be asked the following question:
Wo wohnst du? – Where do you live?
Hilfsvokabeln– Helpful vocabulary
Here are some useful words and phrases to help you write about various locations.
Write these sentences in German.
When US President John F Kennedy visited Berlin after the Second World War, he wanted to show solidarity with the citizens of Berlin by proudly announcing in German: Ich bin ein Berliner. He thought he was saying, 'I'm a Berliner' or 'I'm a person from Berlin', but unfortunately, because he used the word ein, by translating too rigidly from English, he effectively told them he was a doughnut.
How come? Well, in Germany, ein Berliner is a particular type of doughnut that's filled with marmalade or jam. But it's also the word for someone who comes from Berlin. The difference is that if you say you are from Berlin, you would just say ich bin Berliner, without using the word ein.