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!

Pronouncing clothes in German

Ein Mantel

A coat

Badehosen

Swim trunks

Ein Badeanzug

A swimsuit

Leichte Kleidung

Light clothing

Warme Kleidung

Warm clothing

Ein Pullover

A sweater

Sandalen

Sandals

Ein Paar dicke Socken

A pair of thick socks

Ein Paar Handschuhe

A pair of gloves

Ein Regenschirm

An umbrella

Eine Regenjacke

A raincoat

Eine Jacke

A jacket

Eine Mütze

A hat

Ein Schal

A scarf

Ein Bikini

A bikini

Socks in German

If you are lucky to have some good weather you might also need…

Die Sonnenbrille

The sunglasses

Die Sonnencreme

The sunscreen

Ein Sonnenhut

A sun hat

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…

Mir ist kalt.

I'm cold.

Ich friere.

I'm freezing.

Mir ist heiß.

I'm hot.

Ich schwitze.

I'm sweating.

Meine Füße sind kalt.

My feet are cold.

Meine Finger sind gefroren.

My fingers are frozen.

Ich bin durchnäßt.

I'm soaking wet.

Rain coat in German

Here are a few recommended German lessons to try next!

Bis zum nächsten Mal!

Paul Weber
Paul Weber
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