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What is the difference between "tragen" and "anziehen" in german?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBa
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anziehen: to put on/get dressed

tragen: to wear

[Note: this is solely in the context of clothing, these verbs have other meanings as well]

2 years ago

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1) "tragen" is simply "to wear" - so I believe you use this verb when, for example, you are wearing a shirt. (z.B. Ich trage ein Hemd - I am wearing a shirt.) I am not currently putting the shirt on; it is already on me.

2) "anziehen" is more like "to get dressed" - putting something like an article of clothing on in this comparison, or more broadly, to attract something to someone (z.B. Ich ziehe (mir) ein Hemd an. - I am putting on a shirt.)

Hope this helps! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JensBu
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That's right. tragen also means to carry.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VijayKumar676995

Thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Unreadable
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What about "anhaben"? Is that more like "tragen" or more like "anziehen"? "Have on" is more like "wear" than "put on", so I'm guessing the former.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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anhaben is to wear, to have on.

Ich habe ein Hemd an. = Ich trage ein Hemd.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alvakid10

"tragen" means to wear a shirt and "anziehen" means to put on a shirt

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VijayKumar676995

thanks every one

2 years ago
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