Dienstag, 1. September 2015

Little German ABC


H is for Hose

 Ho·se [ˈhoːzə] die <–, –n> both sing and pl describe the individual piece of clothing 
 - trousers, pants


In use:
tote Hose (slang) dead boring
die Hosen voll haben (fam) be dead scared
die Hosen anhaben (fam) wear the trousers, wear the pants
in die Hose gehen (fam) be a flop
sich dat in die Hose machen (fam) wet yourself



And: H is for Hof [hoːf], thats the yard, were is the clothesline
(had showed  already in another post)


It occurs to me that many words are similar in German and English, for example:
Hilfe - help
Haus - house
Hand - hand
halb - half
Honig - honey
heilig - holy
Herz - heart... and others.
I try always to chose an different word.

Posted for Mrs. Nesbitts ABC Wednesday


Kommentare:

  1. Hallo Mascha gutenmittag

    Eine schone Beitrage für diese Woche.

    Auf Hollandsich heist es Broek.... aber wir haben doch viele Worte die sich sehr ahnlig sehen ;-)

    Melody (abc-w-team)

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  2. I once had a wonderful holiday in Seefeld Austria and I remember the gentlemen wearing leiden hosen,
    very good they looked too! I'd love to re-visit Austria, or Bavaria.
    We travelled through Bavaria on a coach to Seefeld,
    A memorable holiday, who knows, may happen one day!

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  3. Funny that it's the similar word as women's stocking - hosiery.

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. I've read that word on a package... in German it is called "Strumpfhose"
      I'm often smile about the similiar words , we can understand a few words.

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  4. Thank you for my language lesson today.
    Very interesting and I do like the Hose Hanging on the laundry line.

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  5. Nun, Mascha, wohin kommen Sie aus Deutschland?

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    1. For me the normally alldays clothing (often with a poncho) - I wanna be a hippie ;-)

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  7. beautiful setting for hanging laundry! thanks for another language lesson.

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  8. That's what ladies' stockings used to be called (hose) before they became pantyhose.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  9. Na mensch, Schlaghosen sollen ja wieder ganz trendig werden, da bist du ja schon bestens gerüstet =)
    Auf diesen kleinen gemütlichen Innenhof bin ich ja sehr neidisch. Aber ich freu mich ja schon darüber, jetzt wenigstens einen eigenen Balkon zu besitzen. Der macht auch weniger Arbeit ^^

    LG Dana

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  10. This was an interesting language lesson. The similarities make us smile.

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  11. I like to hear expressions in other languages, especially if there isn't an English equivalent.

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  12. What an interesting post and educational as well. I enjoyed seeing the words that are similar in both German and English. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Had started learning french sometime back but never made it beyond a month, however, new words fascinate me so would try learning words with your posts... Atl east will last beyond a month.

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