What is the difference between die Hose and die Hosen?

July 31, 2012


"die Hose" (= one pair of trousers) is singular and "die Hosen" (= two or more pairs of trousers) is plural. However, sometimes the plural "die Hosen" is also used to refer to only one pair of trousers.

July 31, 2012

Thank you; that's a very helpful answer.

May 27, 2017

thanks this is a really good and helpful answer

April 6, 2019

I think trousers were originally two separate garments, one for each leg. And I think there was a "cod-piece" to cover the gap :-o

July 31, 2012
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