was ist der Unterschied zwischen Haus & Heim? z.b. es ist ebenso wie House & Home am Englisch?

Im translate schreibt es:


I'am at home --> Ich bin zu Hause

Aber Sie kennen, dass I am at house eine richtige Englisches Grammatik ist nicht. So was muss ich I am at home sagen? Ich bin Heim?

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I will answer in English since you seem to be more proficient therein than in German.

There is a loose connection between "Haus" - "house" and "Heim" - "home", but it doesn't always apply as you've noticed. "Haus" is usually referring to a building, where "Heim" is referring to the place you call "home" (see also "Heimat"), as is in English.

But as always, there are exceptions. "Ich bin zu Hause" (also: "zuhause") is the correct translation for the phrase "I am at home".

More examples:

  • "Eigenheim" is the house you own
  • "mein Zuhause" is the place I call home
  • "Haus und Hof verlieren" = "to lose everything".
  • Thanks a lot, very useful!
    – Amini
    Aug 19, 2021 at 12:26
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    In Österreich/Schweiz/Süddeutschland verbreitet gibt es noch "daheim": I'm at home => Ich bin daheim. Ich weiß nicht, wie weit das im Norden verstanden und verwendet wird
    – king_nak
    Aug 20, 2021 at 6:09
  • Stimmt und versteht man auch hier in "Südschweden" ^^.
    – YetiCGN
    Aug 20, 2021 at 8:35
  • Note "Haus und Hof" is a Stabreim (a form of poetry in ancient German using same start letters/sounds), and such are often used even when more or less redundant ("Haus" is the building, "Hof" is the whole estate).
    – vonbrand
    Aug 23, 2021 at 0:37

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