Last Updated on September 14, 2023
We continue to describe appearance of a person in German. In the first part, it was about the head, but the appearance is most often not exhausted by it. We turn to the length and width and other characteristics of the body and clothing.
Part 1 Describing people’s appearance in German (Personenbeschreibung)
Part 3 Description of a person’s appearance in German. 3. How to avoid repetition in essay
Giving direction essay in German. Wegbeschreibung
About myself in German – sich vorstellen
Separable verbs in German
Negation in German
SS or ß in German
Difference between beginnen and anfagen and starten
German idioms about talking
Describe appearance of a person – body
Height and figure in general (die Körpergröße, die Gestalt, der Körperbau)
Normal height, average (normal) figure, well built
Short, also broad-shouldered, also stocky, strong build
Skinny and stooped
Thick, strong, round, well-fed
Athletic, trained, strong and muscular
Graceful, beautiful, slim, elegant
Legs (das Bein, der Fuß)
Long and short, thin and thick
Crooked and hairy
Arms (die Hand, der Arm)
Strong – weak, thin
Narrow, small, bony
Describe clothing in German (die Kleidung)
Clothing can be too diverse, so only a basic list.
General characteristics: fashionable, elegant, clean, expensive, comfortable – cheap, used, poor, shabby, unwashed, unkempt, wrinkled, dirty, sloppy, washed out.
By length, warmth, width.
By appointment: sports, casual, working.
Color: in addition to standard colors and their combinations, also:
For the formation of such “pseudoparticiples”, see German. False participles.
Material (usually combined with clothing: Lederhose, Jeansjacke…)
Outer (warm) clothing
Blouses and shirts
die kurze/lange Hose,
die Krawatte (tie)
der Gürtel (belt)
der Schmuck (der Ring, die Kette, die Ohrringe)
Socks and underwear
der Strumpf (stocking)
Scarves and hats
der Schal (scarf)
die Kapuze (hood)
die Kappe (cap)
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der Stiefel (boots)
Schuhe mit hohen Absätzen (high heels)
Stöckelschuhe (high heels)