"Ich gehe nach Hause."

Translation:I am going home.

April 28, 2013



way Hause speelt with e at the end?

June 18, 2013


In some cases where Haus is in dativ, specially after the prepositions "nach" and "zu", it is written with an -e at the end. You must remember that "Ich gehe nach Hause" means "I go home", and "Ich bin zu Hause" means "I am at home". This is a very very special case.

July 4, 2013


its false 'i go to the house?

November 30, 2013


I am not an English native speaker, but I think that "I go home" is the commonly accepted idiom to say "I go to the place where I live". "I go to the house" does not mean exactly the same, it rather means that you go to "some specific house" that you and your interlocutor just happen to know.

December 1, 2013


The commonly accepted idom would be I'm* going home btw

September 6, 2015


sure, but what if you're going to a house that is not your own house

October 21, 2016


what about "I'm going to my house". my is implied of course, and means the same thing as going home.

September 22, 2015


I guess an native speaker would be able to understand what you mean, but I would say "I go home" is the usual way of saying it.

September 22, 2015



March 22, 2015


I found this in some book: "Masculine and neuter nouns of one syllable may take an optional -e ending in the dative singular. Although this ending was once a grammatical requirement, it has become much less common. Today, the -e ending sounds old-fashioned and is limited to certain common idiomatic phrases and extremely formal and poetic utterances."

January 16, 2014


It'd be nice if Duolingo could include these kinds of explanations and/or get rid of the old-fashioned bits and pieces that aren't' commonly used.

July 27, 2015


I think "nach Hause" is one of the common idiomatic phrases the passage is referring to.

November 28, 2015


like, Gern - Gerne? :)

December 4, 2014


Why is - I go to THE house. No where I find article in German for that THE in translation... Please HELP!

September 25, 2013


He didn't write "Ich gehe nach DEM Hause" he wrote " Ich gehe nach Hause" instead so sure there won't be THE in the translation :D

May 29, 2014


Same question here. Can anyone answer this?

November 23, 2013


"Screw you guys, I'm going home!" Oh Cartman...

September 30, 2015


To make this easier for you:

Geographical means places that have names; eg. France, Berlin, Paris, County, etc.

Nach = To (Geographical, Compass direction) Ex. Wir gehen nach Brazil (We go to Brazil). Ex2. Wir gehen nach dem Osten (We go to the east). Exceptions: Nach Hause is a German Idiom meaning "To Home". There are more idioms like such.

Zu(m/r) = Too, To (Non-Geographical). Ex. Das ist zu viel (That is too much). Ex2. Kommst du zum Bau? (Are you coming to the building?) Ex3. Ihr geht zu uns! (You go to us!)

Note that for Zu: Zum - Is used for masculine words. Zur - Is used for feminine words. Zu - Is used for neuter words.

July 9, 2015


Thanks, this should be at the top!

August 27, 2015


Idiom? Like "water under the bridge" "skeleton in your closet" and such?

December 11, 2015


Too complex. Need flashcards and over an hour of practice :(

September 6, 2015


Thanks alot

July 26, 2015


tnx alot

September 15, 2015


This is really helpful! I wish duolingo would give you a way to find this information...

April 15, 2016


I'll send you a lingot after I investigate how to do so. Until then, thank you!

April 19, 2016



June 12, 2016


But i wrote as 'to home' but it is not accepted

June 23, 2017


If nach is after, why add -dem and use nachdem?

January 2, 2014


Nach Hause is an idiomatic phrase

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa061900a.htm that's a very good page to read more up about nach and zu

September 30, 2014


"nach" also indicates the destination of a movement, as in "Ich reise nach Berlin", "I travel to Berlin".

January 29, 2015


It's like "thereafter", I believe. Either that or it points out that it's after [that/this].

March 24, 2014


my first answer was: I go after house(I know it was not logical)

October 10, 2013


My translation here was "I go to house." but it's indicated that "THE" must be used before "HOUSE". Where is "THE" actually before the house in the German sentence?! Danke

November 4, 2013


They've updated it; it is now translated as "I am going home". (Of course, "I go to house" is ungrammatical in English - you can't have 'house' without an article - but you probably know that.)

March 8, 2015


Can someone answer the question?

September 9, 2014


i am not in favor of this new person speaking

April 16, 2015


Screw you guys, ich gehe nach Hause.

January 19, 2016


nach Hause = to home, zum Hause? is valid as well? Thanks!

April 28, 2013


No, the only solution here is "nach Hause". "zu Hause" is used for at home:
I am at home. - Ich bin zu Hause.

April 28, 2013


"nach", "zu", and "bei" can all mean "to" in the proper context. Like most things with prepositions in all languages, while there are general rules, it's somewhat idiomatic and it's best to learn the particular combinations as they occur in the wild.

June 4, 2013



that pages goes into more detail about nach and zu...it's very good and helpful

September 30, 2014


what does "nach" exactly mean?

September 27, 2014


In this case - "to".

June 10, 2015


why do i need nach in this sentence? If i say "Ich gehe Hause", doesn't it translate to i am going home?

October 17, 2014


Ich gehe Hause means ''I go house'' it doesn't make any sense, you have to use a preposition to say where you're going - nach Hause (in English, this is an idiomatic phrace, "home"), zur Schule, etc.

January 11, 2015


why not to home?

January 22, 2015


The English speaking people just go like this - Bam! - and they are home. Stong love, fast movement, no time for "to". Putting the joke aside - if you are not a native English speaker, like I'm not, it'd surely seem strange on first sight. But you get used to it. Well, maybe you could use "to" in some cases - "I am going to the home of..." but I'm not quite sure. However, the sentence in this exercise is refering to the speaker's home, not someone else's, so you just drop the "to".

June 10, 2015



June 10, 2015


Can "nach" be always understood as "towards / to" ?

June 25, 2015


I translated this to "I am going homewards" but my answer was not accepted. Why?

January 15, 2016


Can i say (Ich gehe nach zu hause) or no?? And why??

March 26, 2016



Learning more about English than German here... oops.

September 26, 2016


So both " Ich gehe zu Hause." and " Ich gehe nach Hause." mean pretty much the same thing?

November 10, 2016


Ist "ich gehe zu hause" auch richtig oder nicht?

January 24, 2019


thought nach was only used for cities, countries, etc

May 28, 2019
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