Translation of "hair" - English-German dictionary


noun /heə/

one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin

das Haar
He brushed the dog’s hairs off his jacket.

the mass of these, especially on a person’s head

das Haar
He’s got brown hair.

having (a certain kind of) hair

a fair-haired girl.
hairy adjective

covered in hair or having a lot of hair

a hairy chest.
hairiness noun

die Behaartheit
hair’s breadth noun

a very small distance

die Haaresbreite
That bullet missed him by a hair’s breadth.
hairbrush noun

a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.

die Haarbürste
haircut noun

the act or style of cutting a person’s hair

der Haarschnitt
You need a haircut.
hair-do noun (plurals hair-dos, hair-do’s)

a hairstyle

die Frisur
I like her new hair-do.
hairdresser noun

a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person’s hair.

derr Friseur, die Friseuse
hairdressing noun

das Frisieren
hair drier noun

an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.

der Haartrockner, der Fön
hairline noun

the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow.

der Haaransatz
hair oil noun

a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.

das Haaröl
hairpin noun

a bent wire for keeping a woman’s hair in place.

die Haarnadel
hair-raising adjective


hair-raising stories.
hairstyle noun

the result of cutting, styling etc a person’s hair

die Frisur
a simple hairstyle.
keep one’s hair on

to remain calm and not become angry.

ruhig Blut bewahren
Keep your hair on – there’s no need to panic!
let one’s hair down

to behave in a free and relaxed manner.

sich ungeniert benehmen
On Fridays she likes to let her hair down and go clubbing.
make (someone’s) hair stand on end

to terrify (a person).

Haarsträuben verursachen
a horror film which will make your hair stand on end.
(not to) turn a hair

to remain calm

ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken
He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs

to worry about unimportant details.

Haarspalterei betreiben
There’s no need to split hairs – all I want is a very general report.
tear one’s hair

to show great irritation or despair.

sich die Haare raufen
Ray was tearing his hair out in frustration.

(Translation of “hair” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)