Differences between zu Haus/nach Haus

  • When should I use zu Haus and when nach Haus? For instance:

    Ich fahrt nach/zu Haus.

    Ich gehe nach/zu Haus.

  • knut

    knut Correct answer

    9 years ago

    Correct is:

    Ich fahre nach Hause.
    Ich gehe nach Hause.
    

    Ich fahre/gehe nach Haus (without e) is more colloquial.

    If you on the way to your home, you use nach. If you are already at home, you use 'zu Hauseorzuhause`.

    Ich bin zuhause.  (I am at home)
    Ich komme zuhause an (I arrive at home)
    Ich esse zuhause (I eat in)
    

    *Morgen werde ich zu Hause sein.*

    Ich bin in Berlin zu Hause. Eben kam ich nach Hause. Bald bin ich zu Hause.

    thanks for explaining. just one question. so can we say- Ich gehe nach Zuhause. thanks K

    "nach Haus (without e) is more colloquial". I disagree, at least in my experience (Northern Germany) people would always say *nach Hause*. *nach Haus* sounds Southern to me.

    It's either "nach Hause" or "zu Hause"/"zuhause". You cannot use both "nach" and "zu" at the same time. (Just as in English, you don't say "I go to at home" either). You *can* treat "Zuhause" as a noun, but then you **have** to specify whose home it is and you have to use "zu" instead of "nach", e.g. "Ich gehe zu meinem Zuhause" (although this might sound a bit weird/convoluted).

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