List of Abbreviations

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If you are looking for accommodations in newspapers or online it might be helpful to know about the common abbreviations used in German housing ads.

Abbreviation/Abkürzung

German/Deutsch

English/Englisch

AAP

Auto-Abstellplatz

car parking space

Abstellr./ Abstellk.

Abstellraum/Abstellkammer

storeroom

Altb.

Altbau

old builiding

App.

Appartement

apartment, flat

Badew.

Badewanne

bath tub

BJ

Baujahr

year of construction

Blk/ Balk.

Balkon

balcony

ca.

circa

approximately

DG

Dachgeschoss

top floor, rooms under the roof (attic)

DHH

Doppelhaushälfte

duplex; semi-detached house

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

Digital Subscriber Line

DU

Dusche

shower

EB/Erstbez.

Erstbezug

first tenancy in a new building or after renovation

EBK

Einbauküche

kitchen cabinet

EFH

Einfamilienhaus

single family house

EG

Erdgeschoss

ground floor (AE: first floor)

Eing.

Eingang

entrance

exkl.

exklusiv

exclusive

Fußg.zone

Fußgängerzone

pedestrian zone

Gart.

Garten

garden

gel.

gelegen

situated

gr.

groß

big

günst.

günstig

reasonable (price)

HK

Heizkosten

heating costs

hochw.

hochwertig

high quality

Holzfb.

Holzfußboden

wooden floors

Hzg.

Heizung

heating

Kfz

Kraftfahrzeug (Auto)

car

KM

Kaltmiete

rent without costs for utilities (e.g. heating)

Kt

Kaution

deposit

m.

mit

with

männl.

männlich

male

MM

Monatsmiete

monthly rent

möbl.

möbliert

furnished accommodation

NK

Nebenkosten

additional costs/utilities, such as heating, electricity, waste removal etc.

NR

Nichtraucher

non-smoker

od.

oder

or

OG

Obergeschoss

top floor

Pers.

Personen

persons

preisw.

preiswert

inexpensive

Prov.

Provision

commission

renov.

renoviert

renovated, redecorated

RH

Reihenhaus

row house; terraced house

sep.

seperat

separate

Stpl./Stellpl.

Stellplatz

parking space

Stud.

StudentIn

student

SW

Süd-West

south-west

teil-möbl.

teil-möbliert

partly furnished accommodation

Terr.

Terrasse

terrace

TG

Tiefgarage

underground car park

Tübingen

Tübingen

UG

Untergeschoss

basement

verm.

vermieten

to rent out

WC

Toilette

toilet

weibl.

weiblich

female

Wfl.

Wohnfläche

floor area

WG

Wohngemeinschaft

shared accommodation

Whg.

Wohnung

apartment, flat

Wiga

Wintergarten

winter garden

WM

Warmmiete

rent incl. all utilities costs such as heating, cleaning of communal areas, waste removal etc.

z.

zum

to/towards; starting from

zentr.-nah

zentrumsnah

central

ZH

Zentralheizung

central heating

Zi.

Zimmer

room

(x) ZKB

(x) Zi-Wng

(x) Zimmer, Küche, Bad

(x) Zimmer Wohnung

(x) rooms plus kitchen and bathroom

apartment with x rooms besides a kitchen and bathroom (this does not necessarily mean the number of bedrooms but the total number of rooms such as living room, office, bedroom, etc. !)

zw.

zwischen

between

zzgl.

zuzüglich

additional, plus

Updated 21/12/2016 3:27pm