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This frame refers to Clothing and its characteristics, including anything that people conventionally wear. The Wearer wears a piece of Clothing that is made of a certain material and can have a certain style. In some cases, the Body_location (where the garment is worn) may be specified. Clothing_parts are included in this frame.

 Examples:

1. Ich trage eine kurze Hose.

1. I wear short pants. 
2. Kroll setzt eine Mütze auf den Kopf.2. Kroll puts a hat on the head.
3. Mein Pullover  hat ein Loch im Ärmel.   3. My sweater  has a hole in the sleeve.   

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The Clothing identifes the clothes worn by the Wearer.

 

The Body_location identifies the place on the body of the Wearer where the Clothing is worn.

The Clothing_part identifies a part of the Clothing.

The Wearer is the person wearing the Clothing, or for whom the Clothing is intended.

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Absatz, der noun heel

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heel

"Der Absatz" ("heel" in this frame) is a raise of the shoe sole under the heel (the body part "heel" is in German "die Ferse" or "die Hacke"), i.e. it has the same meaning and use as its English equivalent. Subsequently, shoes (for women) with high heels are called "die Absatzschuhe" in German, also "die Stöckelschuhe" ("stilettoes," "stiletto shoes").

Ein Paar rote Stöckelschuhe / a pair of red stilettoes

 

Der Schuster reparariert einen Schuhabsatz. / The shoemaker, cobbler repairs the heel of a shoe.


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Wordformation:

"der Schuhabsatz" ("heel;" to distinguish it from other meanings of the word "Absatz"), "der Pfennigabsatz" (lit. "penny heel;" "stiletto heel") or "der Keilabsatz" ("wedge heel")

Synonyms:

"die Hacke" (coll., north Germ.), "der Stöckel" (coll.)

More information in DWDS, the digital dictionary of the German language:

„Absatz“, bereitgestellt durch das Digitale Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, <https://www.dwds.de/wb/Absatz>, abgerufen am 24.09.2021.

Example Sentences:

  1. Sandra trägt gern Stiefel mit hohen Absätzen.
  2. Ich laufe lieber in Sandaletten ohne Absätze.
  3. Rainers Winterschuhle haben ganz schiefe Absätze.
  4. Der Absatz von Tinas Schuh ist abgebrochen.
  5. Eine biegsame Sohle und ein flacher Absatz sind wichtig, damit der Fuß gut abrollen kann.
  1. Sandra likes to wear boots with high heels.
  2. I rather walk in sandals without (high) heels.
  3. Rainer's winter boots have really crooked heels.
  4. The heel of Tina's shoe has broken off.
  5. A flexible sole and a flat heel are important so that the foot can roll well (from heel to toe).

Templates with Frame Elements:

  1. Schuhe / Stiefel / Sandaletten / usw. haben einen / keinen Absatz.
  2. [hoh- / niedrig- / flach- / schief- / usw. Absatz]
  1. Shoes / boots / sandals / etc. have a / no heel.
  2. [high / low / flat / crooked / etc. heel]

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heel

"Der Absatz" ("heel" in this frame) is a raise of the shoe sole under the heel (the body part "heel" is in German "die Ferse" or "die Hacke"), i.e. it has the same meaning and use as its English equivalent. Subsequently, shoes (for women) with high heels are called "die Absatzschuhe" in German, also "die Stöckelschuhe" ("stilettoes," "stiletto shoes").

Ein Paar rote Stöckelschuhe / a pair of red stilettoes

 

Der Schuster reparariert einen Schuhabsatz. / The shoemaker, cobbler repairs the heel of a shoe.


Further details:

Wordformation:

"der Schuhabsatz" ("heel;" to distinguish it from other meanings of the word "Absatz"), "der Pfennigabsatz" (lit. "penny heel;" "stiletto heel") or "der Keilabsatz" ("wedge heel")

Synonyms:

"die Hacke" (coll., north Germ.), "der Stöckel" (coll.)

More information in DWDS, the digital dictionary of the German language:

„Absatz“, bereitgestellt durch das Digitale Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, <https://www.dwds.de/wb/Absatz>, abgerufen am 24.09.2021.

Alternate Forms:

(pl.) die Absätze
Anzug, der noun suit

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suit

"Der Anzug" is two-piece or three-piece formal suit consisting of a jacket, long pants, and sometimes a vest, mostly for men. The noun "Anzug" is derived from the verb "anziehen" ("to pull on") and is used like its English equivalent.

Dreiteiliger eleganter Anzug mit Hose, Weste und Jackett / three-piece elegant suit with pants, vest and jacket

 

Taucher im Taucheranzug / diver in diving suit


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Wordformation:

The pieces of the suit clothing can be referred to with the compound nouns "die Anzugjacke" ("suit jacket") or "das Jackett" ("formal jacket"), "die Anzughose" (lit. "suit pants," "dress pants") and "die Anzugweste" ("vest as part of a suit"). A colloquial synonym to "Anzug" is "der Zwirn" (lit. "twisted yarn," "sewing cotton") as in "Viele Ex-Kicker sitzen heute in feinem Zwirn in den Chefetagen." ("Many ex-soccer professionals sit today in fine suits in the executive suites (of companies).").

Other frequent compound nouns are "der Hosenanzug" ("pantsuit"), "der Schneeanzug" ("snowsuit"), "der Raumanzug" ("space suit"), "der Taucheranzug" ("diving suit") and "der Schlafanzug" ("pajama").

More information in DWDS, the digital dictionary of the German language:

„Anzug“, bereitgestellt durch das Digitale Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, <https://www.dwds.de/wb/Anzug>, abgerufen am 24.09.2021.

 

This word is part of the vocabulary for the Goethe-Zertifikat A2.

Example Sentences:

  1. Tom hat heute einen Anzug an.
  2. In meinem Koffer von Aigner befanden sich ein Anzug von Valentino, Hemden von Versace und Van Laack, drei Krawatten von Armani und eine von Versace, Socken von Saint-Laurent und ein Paar Schuhe von Gucci.
  3. Zwei ältere Herren in feinen Anzügen verließen lachend das Gebäude.
  4. Der Mann trägt  unter dem Mantel einen einfachen grauen Anzug.
  5. Mein Vater hatte seinen alten dunklen Anzug angezogen.
  6. Er besitzt nicht mehr alle Zähne, dafür aber einen schwarzen Anzug und einen Sonnenschirm.
  7. Mein Mann muss sich einen neuen Anzug kaufen.
  1. Tom wears today a suit.
  2. In my Aigner suitcase were a Valentino suit, shirts from Versace and Van Laack, three Armani ties and one from Versace, Saint-Laurent socks and a pair of Gucci shoes.
  3. Two older gentlemen in fine suits left the building laughing.
  4. The man wears under the coat a simple grey suit.
  5. My father had put on his old dark suit.
  6. He does not own all his teeth anymore but a black suit and a parasol.
  7. My husband has to buy himself a new suit.

Templates with Frame Elements:

  1. WEARER trägt einen / keinen Anzug.
  2. WEARER hat einen / keinen Anzug an.
  3. WEARER zieht einen / den Anzug an.
  4. WEARER zieht den Anzug aus.
  5. WEARER besitzt (hat) einen / keinen Anzug.
  6. [dunkel- / grau- / maßgeschneidert- / elegant- / dreiteiling- / zerknittert- / blau- / usw. Anzug]
  1. WEARER wears a / no suit.
  2. WEARER wears a / no suit.
  3. WEARER puts a / the suit on.
  4. WEARER takes the suit off.
  5. WEARER owns (has) a / no suit.
  6. [dark / grey / tailored / elegant / three-piece / crumpled / blue / etc. suit]

Details:

suit

"Der Anzug" is two-piece or three-piece formal suit consisting of a jacket, long pants, and sometimes a vest, mostly for men. The noun "Anzug" is derived from the verb "anziehen" ("to pull on") and is used like its English equivalent.

Dreiteiliger eleganter Anzug mit Hose, Weste und Jackett / three-piece elegant suit with pants, vest and jacket

 

Taucher im Taucheranzug / diver in diving suit


Further details:

Wordformation:

The pieces of the suit clothing can be referred to with the compound nouns "die Anzugjacke" ("suit jacket") or "das Jackett" ("formal jacket"), "die Anzughose" (lit. "suit pants," "dress pants") and "die Anzugweste" ("vest as part of a suit"). A colloquial synonym to "Anzug" is "der Zwirn" (lit. "twisted yarn," "sewing cotton") as in "Viele Ex-Kicker sitzen heute in feinem Zwirn in den Chefetagen." ("Many ex-soccer professionals sit today in fine suits in the executive suites (of companies).").

Other frequent compound nouns are "der Hosenanzug" ("pantsuit"), "der Schneeanzug" ("snowsuit"), "der Raumanzug" ("space suit"), "der Taucheranzug" ("diving suit") and "der Schlafanzug" ("pajama").

More information in DWDS, the digital dictionary of the German language:

„Anzug“, bereitgestellt durch das Digitale Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, <https://www.dwds.de/wb/Anzug>, abgerufen am 24.09.2021.

 

This word is part of the vocabulary for the Goethe-Zertifikat A2.

Alternate Forms:

(pl.) die Anzüge
Ärmel, der noun sleeve, arm

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sleeve, arm

The "Ärmel" ("sleeve") of piece of clothing is the part that covers the arm, completely or in part. You can easily see that "der Ärmel" ("sleeve") is derived from the word for the body part, "der Arm" ("arm") in German.

Jeanshemd mit langen Ärmeln / denim shirt with long sleeves