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German - English (British) translations for "Gesicht"

"Gesicht" German translation




Gesicht is a German noun which means face in English.

Part of speech





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Meaning: face

Sie hat ein schönes Gesicht.

She has a beautiful face.

Meaning: appearance

Sein Gesicht verriet seine Überraschung.

His appearance revealed his surprise.

Meaning: expression

Er hatte ein trauriges Gesicht.

He had a sad expression on his face.

Meaning: surface

Die Oberfläche des Tisches war glatt und poliert.

The surface of the table was smooth and polished.

Meaning: front

Das Hotel liegt direkt am Gesicht des Flusses.

The hotel is located right on the front of the river.


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A1: Ich habe ein schönes Gesicht.

A1: I have a beautiful face.

A1: Sie hat blaue Augen und ein langes Gesicht.

A1: She has blue eyes and a long face.

A1: Mein Bruder hat Sommersprossen im Gesicht.

A1: My brother has freckles on his face.

B1: Er wusch sein Gesicht mit kaltem Wasser.

B1: He washed his face with cold water.

B1: Sie schminkte sich das Gesicht für die Party.

B1: She put makeup on her face for the party.

B2: Nach dem Unfall hatte er eine Narbe im Gesicht.

B2: After the accident, he had a scar on his face.

C1: Das Gesicht des Gebäudes wurde komplett renoviert.

C1: The facade of the building was completely renovated.

C1: Sein Gesichtsausdruck verriet seine Enttäuschung.

C1: His facial expression revealed his disappointment.

C2: Der Künstler malte ein Porträt und betonte jedes Detail des Gesichts.

C2: The artist painted a portrait and emphasized every detail of the face.

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In German, Gesicht is used to refer to the front part of the head that includes the eyes, nose, mouth, and other facial features. It is an important part of human anatomy as it plays a crucial role in communication and expression. The Gesicht can convey a wide range of emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, and fear through various facial expressions.

The word Gesicht is also commonly used in idiomatic expressions in German language. For example, 'ein Gesicht machen' means to make a face or 'ins Gesicht sehen' means to face something or someone. Additionally, there are many compound words in German that include Gesicht such as 'Gesichtspflege' (facial care) and 'Gesichtsmaske' (face mask).

Understanding the nuances of facial expressions and gestures is an important aspect of nonverbal communication in any language. In German culture, maintaining eye contact during conversation and avoiding excessive gesturing with hands and arms are considered signs of respect and attentiveness. Therefore, having a good understanding of the meaning and usage of Gesicht can be helpful for effective communication in German-speaking contexts.

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