Clothes in German

Let’s learn some words for clothes in German – these are useful to know in all kinds of situations. After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to describe what someone is wearing, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in a German-speaking country. 

 

Perhaps you’re heading outdoors and a local is recommending what to wear. Either way, let’s get these German words under your belt! Practice speaking aloud as you listen to the audio, and follow the English translation. And here’s a tip to help you remember: as you get dressed each morning, practice saying the German words for the clothes you put on!

Talking about clothes in German

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Ein Bikini
A bikini
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Ein Schal
A scarf
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Eine Mütze
A hat
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Eine Jacke
A jacket
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Eine Regenjacke
A raincoat
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Ein Regenschirm
An umbrella
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Ein Paar Handschuhe
A pair of gloves
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Ein Paar dicke Socken
A pair of thick socks
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Sandalen
Sandals
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Ein Pullover
A sweater
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Warme Kleidung
Warm clothing
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Leichte Kleidung
Light clothing
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Ein Badeanzug
A swimsuit
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Badehosen
Swim trunks
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Ein Mantel
A coat
  • Socks in German
If you are lucky to have some good weather you might also need…

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Ein Sonnenhut
A sun hat
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Die Sonnencreme
The sunscreen
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Die Sonnenbrille
The sunglasses
If the weather is no good, you may want to say that you are boiling hot, freezing cold, wet or miserable. Here are some useful sentences…

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Ich bin durchnäßt.
I'm soaking wet.
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Meine Finger sind gefroren.
My fingers are frozen.
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Meine Füße sind kalt.
My feet are cold.
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Ich schwitze.
I'm sweating.
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Mir ist heiß.
I'm hot.
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Ich friere.
I'm freezing.
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Mir ist kalt.
I'm cold.
  • Rain coat in German

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