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FREE German Essay on my best friend: Mein bester Freund

Updated on September 11, 2016

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A good essay for a good grade

Your teacher told you to write about your best friend and you have just no idea how to do that?

Well, you are lucky because you got me! I am a German native and happy to help you:

I have written some examples for you how you could write an essay about your family. I have seen many children at school struggling with writing properly in German. Here is your chance to make it better and to impress your teacher. Wether you need to copy some sentences or use my examples as an inspiration. It is your choice.

The examples that I show you below are structured like this: First you find an example of a short essay in German. It shows you how you can describe your own family. Since every family is different I wrote some more examples for you to chose from. After the German part follows a part in italics where I tell you in English what the German text is about. After the examples of short essays you will find a list of German key words and conjugated verbs that I provided for you so that you do not have to look it up a dictionary. My aim is to provide a time effective aid for your German homework. Please excuse any mistakes in my english writing.

Look out for my other hubs with essays about other popular curriculum topics. There are more to come...

Any questions about the texts? Just ask...

Mein bester Kumpel

You have a best mate? Look at this:

Mein bester Kumpel heißt Brian. Ich kenne ihn seit wir zusammen im Kindergarten warten. Er lebt nur ein paar Blocks die Straße runter, und wir sehen uns jeden Tag in der Schule, obwjeder jetzt in einer Klasse ist. Aber wir sehen uns auf dem Schulhof, um mit ein paar anderen Freunden Fußball zu spielen, oder wir essen zusammen in der Mensa. Brian ist sehr gut in Mathe, und wenn ich Probleme mit meinen Hausaufgaben habe, dann zeigt er mir immer wie es geht. Ich glaube, er ist schon ein ziemlich guter Lehrer. Nachmittags spielen wir oft Minecraft. Das ist immer total lustig, da wir den gleichen Humor haben. Er spielt auch Geige im Schulorchester. Ich applaudiere immer besonders laut, wenn sie auf Schulfesten spielen. Ich hoffe, dass er niemals in eine andere Stadt zieht.

And here my English version:

My best pal is called Brian. I know him since we have been together in the kindergarten. He is living just a few blocks down the street and we see us every day at school although he is in another class now. But we meet on the school yard to play some football with some other friends or we eat together in the dining hall. Brian is very good at maths and if I struggle with my homework he always shows me how to do it. I think he is quite a good teacher already. In the afternoon we often play minecraft together. That is always fun because we are sharing the same humor. He is also playing the violin in the school orchestra. I always applaud extra loudly when they play at a school festival. I hope he never moves to another town.

Vocabulary on friends

der Kumpel
mate, pal
die Geige
der Freund
die Hausaufgaben
der Fußball
der Schulhof
school yard
die Mensa
dining hall (school or uni)
der Lehrer
die Kleidertauschparty
Dress swap party
der Gefallen
das Land
der Filmstar
movie star
das Theater
die Haare

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Meine beste Freundin

And here some girlie stuff..

Meine beste Freundin Lisa und ich machen alles zusammen. Wir sind seit dem Beginn der High School befreundet. Sie ist aus Kalifornien hergezogen. Wir haben uns in der Theater Gruppe getroffen und herausgefunden, dass wir die gleichen Dinge mögen. Wir mögen Singen, Tanzen, Verkleiden und Schauspielen. Wir gehen jetzt jeden Samstag zusammen zu einer Musical Schule. Wir wollen später mal Filmstars werden und zusammen durchs Land ziehen. Wir geben oft Kleidertauschparties und laden dazu alle Freunde ein. Dann fotografieren wir uns gegenseitig nachdem wir unsere Haare gemacht haben. Ich finde Lisa so toll, weil sie immer genau weiß, worüber rede, und weil ich weiß, dass ich ihr alles erzählen kann, ohne dass sie über mich urteilt, sogar über den neuen niedlichen Jungen in der Klasse. Sie ist immer da für mich, wenn ich traurig bin, und ich kann mich auf sie verlassen, wenn ich sie um einen Gefallen bitte.

My gal pal Lisa and me are doing everything together. We are friends since High School started. She moved here from California. We met in the theatre group and we found out that we enjoy the same things. We like singing, dancing, dressing up and acting. We are now going to a musical school together every Saturday. We want to become movie stars when we are older and travel around the country together. We often have dress swap parties and invite all our friends. Then we make fotos of us after we made each others hair. I like Lisa so much because she always knows what I am talking about and I know that I can tell her everything without her judging me, even about the new cute boy in class. She is always there for me when I am sad and I can rely on her when I ask her a favour.

Key sentences

Key sentences are great to get you started with your German essay:

My friend is always fun/ nice/ helping/ reliable/ honest..

Mein Freund ist immer gut drauf/ nett/ hilfsbereit/ zuverlässig/ ehrlich...

I like my friend because he/she is ... .

Ich mag meinen Freund/ meine Freundin, weil er/sie

(the "weil" sends the verb to the end!!!)

We often go to the cinema/ swimming/ out/ to town/ shopping together.

Wir gehe häufig zusammen ins Kino/ zum Schwimmen/ aus/ in die Stadt/ zum Shoppen.

Saying of the hub

This time another really popular saying:

Sich wie ein Elefant im Porzellanladen benehmen

behave like a bull in a china shop

This one is -as you can see- nearly the same as in English. The elephant just got turned into a bull.

And remember: do no try to translate any English sayings on your own...

And here are the verbs of all the German essays above

German conjugated verbs
English equivalent
(er) heißt
to be called
(er) hilft
to help
(er) wohnt
to live
(ich) kenne
to know
(wir) sehen
to see
(wir) treffen
to meet
(wir) spielen
to play
(ich) denke
to think
(er) zeigt
(er) zieht (um)
to move (houses)
(ich) hoffe
to hope
(sie) urteilt
to judge

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      Martha Paulus 7 weeks ago

      Thank you very much for your essays I find them very intressting and helpful ...I hope you give me more examples of me writing an essay about my future plan please..

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      Nibi 6 months ago

      thank you very much...i find it your essays are very useful and helpful. have you written an essay on environmet pollution or the need of protecting the enviornment? if not could you please write one?

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      bongawonga 8 months ago from UK

      Please let me know any other essay topics you need! I want to write about things you need for your learning/ exams etc!

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      Charlie 8 months ago

      I'm glad to read this essay because so many people shall try to speak and write German so it will help them

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      shrikha shetty 8 months ago

      Danke it helped me a lot i want more like this eassy

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      bongawonga 18 months ago from UK

      I am so glad I could help you, RXXX, rouge assassin and stanley.

      I wish you all the best!

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      stanley 18 months ago

      This just saved my life!! And my grades! Thanks :)

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      rouge assassin 2 years ago

      great essay dude!!!!!helped me in my exam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      RXXX 2 years ago

      Thanks i have taken some senteces to improve my German grade. So wish you were my teacher

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      bongawonga 2 years ago from UK

      Thanks, sakshi, that was my intention :)

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      sakshi 2 years ago

      Danke! This site is a life saver for students who are learning german.

      Kindly upload some more essays in order to save our lives.

      jokes apart, It helped us in every sense.

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      Aditya 2 years ago

      Bongawonga, this essay was really helpful. I thank you for it.


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      bongawonga 2 years ago from UK

      Thanks, that is a very good idea and will be one of my next Hubs :)

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      AM 2 years ago

      This was really helpful thanks do you mind doing one around future partners and their chareteristics as in future wife thank you very much

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      Rk S Anand 3 years ago

      Vielen Dank

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      Anon 3 years ago

      Danke schön. This is really helpful!!!

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      It's very good for us.I'm using your essays, so thank you.

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      You have no idea how much you've just helped me. Thanks!

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      bongawonga 3 years ago from UK

      Thanks! Anything special in mind?

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      varsha 3 years ago

      thanks really it was helpful.....can you please upload some more essays about my friend topic its quite urgent!!!!!