Spanish Clothing Vocabulary

Spanish clothing vocabulary can be of immense help while shopping in Spain and several parts of the world as Spanish is spoken in many countries across Europe and America. Read our guide for more facts and information…

Spanish is the official language of many countries across Europe and is also spoken in several other countries including the United States. Statistics show that over 300 million people around the world speak Spanish. It is not difficult to gain some knowledge of Spanish vocabulary as many of its consonant sounds resemble the English language. Further, much of the vocabulary will appear familiar and several words have word endings similar to English. For instance, ‘conversación’ means conversation. This is because Spanish owes its origin to Latin, and many English words also have Latin roots. Given below is a list of Spanish clothing vocabulary.

Common Terms Related to Clothing

Articles of clothing  Prendas de vestir
Button                              el botón
Clothes                             la ropa
Dress                                el vestido
Pocket                              el bolsillo
Sleeve                               la manga

Fabrics

Cotton                              el algodón
Corduroy                         la pana
Flannel                            la franela
Leather                            el cuero
Silk                                   la seda
Velvet                              el terciopelo
Wool                                la lana

Common Garments

Bathing suit                 el traje de baño
Coat                               el abrigo
Gloves                           los guantes
Gown                            la bata
Jacket                           la chaqueta
Jeans                            los jeans
Jogging suit                el chándal
Nightdress                  el camisón
Pajamas                      el pajama
Shirt                            la camisa
Shorts                         el pantalóncorto
Suit                             el traje
Trousers                    el pantaloon
Underwear                la ropa interior
Vest                             el chaleco

Women’s Wear and Accessories
Blouse          la blusa
Bikini           el bikini
Brassiere     el sostén, el corpiño
Skirt             el falda
Earrings      los aros
Mini-skirt   la mini-falda
Necklace     el collar
Panties        los calzones, la bombacha
Purse           la cartera
Ring            el anillo
Scarf            la bufanda
Stocking     la media
Swimsuit   el bañador, el traje de baño

Common Accessories

Backpack         la mochila
Belt                   el cinturón
Briefcase          el maletín
Cap                    el gorro
Hat                    el sombrero
Luggage            el equipaje
Necktie               la corbata
Wallet                la billetera
Wrist watch      el reloj de pulsera

Footwear

Boots                  lasbotas
Shoes                 los zapatos
Slippers             laszapatillas
Socks                 el calcetín
Sneakers           los tenis

Seasonal Clothes

Raincoat            el impermeable
Shawl                 el pañuelo
Sweater             el suéter
Zipper               la cremallera

Nouns in the Spanish language are masculine or feminine, with a few exceptions. Masculine nouns are preceded by the article ‘el’ or ‘un’, whereas feminine nouns are preceded by the articles ‘la’ or ‘una.’

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