Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by pcplus, Sep 13, 2006.
What does mean "Schumacher" in German??
I have read Schuhmacher and more different words
"Schumacher" does not mean anything; it is Schuhmacher misspelled. And yes, it means shoemaker, cobbler.
Schumacher, without the 'h', could refer to Michael Schumacher.
yes, it's said in Spain that Michael Schumacher means shoemaker in German
as well as to his brother Ralf
Hehe, by the way, there's a Brasilian footballer called "Schumaker", a very good young player. Isn't there also a version in Spanish?
Yes. In Spain "Shoemaker" means "zapatero" and this is the surname of the President of the Spanish Government (José Luís Rodriguez Zapatero).
But it does mean "shoemaker"!
Schumacher is not necessarily "misspelled", it's a newer form of "schuoh".
An "h" in the end of a word was pronounced [x] in the Middle Ages; after this pronunciation was dropped, also the "h" disappeared.
"h" was more and more used as a sign of length for preceding vowels, so "Schumacher" might be an early Modern-High-German form.
Separate names with a comma.