When new German learners learn vocabulary about clothes, they find out that shoes are Schuhe in German. Then, to the delight of many, they find out that gloves are shoes for hands in German – Handschuhe.
You probably already knew that!
But did you know of all the different types of ‘Handschuhe’? No? Well, here we go (I won’t write the article, as they are all der in singular and die in plural):
There are probably loads more, but I think you get the idea: just use the word that describes the gloves and add ‘Handschuhe’ (if hyphenated) or ‘handschuhe’ (if as part of a compound noun). Of course, if a word starts with ‘Handschuh’ it might not be der, because the gender depends on the last part. Here are a few examples:
There is even an adjective: behandschuht – gloved
And some idioms:
I leave you with a clip from Dumb & Dumber – in German, of course 😉
I hope, you are behandschuht, when you go out in cold weather! 😊
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