• German course for beginners
  • 1 The German alphabet [0/2]
  • 2 German greetings (Hello in German) [0/3]
  • 3 Introduction in german (talking about yourself) [0/2]
  • 4 Counting in German (cardinal and ordinal numbers) [0/3]
  • 5 The Time in German (hours and minutes in German) [0/3]
  • 6 Days of the weeks, months and seasons in German [0/3]
  • 7 Colours in German (blue, green, yellow...) [0/3]
  • 8 Asking for directions in German [0/3]
  • 9 The weather in German (sun, rain, temperature...) [0/3]
  • 10 Family members in German (parents, siblings...) [0/3]
  • 11 Body parts in German [0/3]
  • 12 Countries in German (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) [0/5]
  • 13 Ordering in Germany (restaurant, waiter, dinner) [0/3]
  • 14 German travel phrases [0/3]
  • 15 Grocery shopping in Germany [0/3]
  • 16 German proverbs [0/3]
  • 17 Animal names in German (pets, mammals, birds, ...) [0/4]
  • 18 Clothing in German (shoes, accessories, ...) [0/2]
  • 19 Happy birthday in German (parties and congratulations) [0/3]
  • 20 I love you in German (emotions and feedback) [0/3]
  • 21 Needs and opinions in German (polite requests) [0/4]
  • 22 Hobbies in German (sports and games) [0/3]
  • 23 House, room, furniture vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 24 Descriptions in German (appearance and characteristics) [0/5]
  • 25 Business vocabulary in German (work and negotiations) [0/3]
  • 26 Going to the doctor and health vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 27 School vocabulary in German (subjects and persons) [0/3]
  • 28 Places of interest German (post office, infrastructure) [0/3]
  • 29 Nature words in German (parks and outdoor) [0/2]
  • Clothing in German (shoes, accessories, ...)


    1. Translate the clothing items into German Score -/-
    2. Match the pictures with the correct German words for clothing Score -/-

    In this chapter the words for clothing items, accessories and different types of shoes in German are discussed. These words can be used for when you go shopping or when you want to describe a person, by saying what this person is wearing. 

    Most common cloth vocabulary in German

    In this table you will find the translations of clothing items from English to German.

    Item English Dutch
    broek the trousers Die Hose
    spijkerbroek the jeans Die Jeans
    trui the jumper Der Pullover / Der Pulli
    jas the coat Die Jacke / Der Mantel
    rok the skirt Der Rock
    jurk the dress Das Kleid
    sokken the socks Die Socken
    blouse the blouse/shirt Die Bluse
    pak the suit Der Anzug
    pyjama the pyjamas Der Schlafanzug
    sjaal the scarf Der Schal
    handschoenen the gloves Die Handschuhe
    zwembroek the swimming trunks Die Badehose
    badpak the bathing suit Der Badeanzug
    bikini the bikini Der Bikini

    enlightenedTake a look at the German colour chapter to be able to describe the colour of a clothing item.

    • 'Er trägt eine grüne Hose' (He is wearing green trousers.)
    • 'Der Pullover ist gelb.' (Her jumper is yellow.)

    Accessories in German

    Item English German
    a belt the belt Der Gürtel
    a tie the tie Die Krawatte
    a bowtie the bowie Die Fliege
    a hat the hat Der Hut
    a cap the cap Die Mütze
    glasses the glasses Die Brille
    a ring the ring Der Ring
    earrings the earring Der Ohrring
    a watch the watch Die Uhr / Armbanduhr

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    Shoes in German

    In this table you will find the translations of different types of shoes from English to German. 

    Shoe English Dutch
    schoenen the shoes Die Schuhe
    klompen the clogs Der Holzschuh
    pantoffels the slippers Die Hausschuhe / Die Pantoffeln
    sandalen the sandals Die Sandalen
    slippers the flipflops Die Flipflops / Die Badelatschen
    sneakers the sneakers Die Turnschuhe 
    hakken the heels Der Absatzschuh

    Hopefully, these translations of clothing items and shoes will be useful for you, now it is time to make some exercises to train your vocabulary!