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La Ropa — Clothing

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 abrigoNM  overcoat 
 algodónNM  cotton 
 almohadaNF  pillow 
 anteojosNMP  eyeglasses 
 arreglarseV  to get dressed up (to go out) 
 billeteraNF  wallet 
 blusaNF  blouse 
 bolsaNF (Méx)  handbag 
 bolsaNF (Méx)  purse 
 bolsaNF para la ropaNF sucia  laundry bag 
 bolsilloNM  pocket 
 bolsoNM (Spain)  handbag 
 bolsoNM (Spain)  purse 
 boutiqueNM  clothes shop 
 calcetaNF  sock 
 calcetínNM  sock 
 camisaNF  shirt 
 camisetaNF  shirt 
 carteraNF  wallet 
 cesto grande para la ropaNM  clothesbasket 
 chaquetaNF  jacket 
 chaquetónNM  overcoat 
 cinturónNM  belt 
 cobertorNM  blanket 
 cobijaNF  blanket 
 colchaNF  quilt 
 corbataNF  tie 
 cordel para colgar la ropaNM  clothesline 
 cuerda de la ropaNF  clothesline 
 esmóquinNM  monkey suit 
 esmóquinNM  tux 
 esmóquinNM  tuxedo 
 faldaNF  skirt 
 fundaNF para almohadaNF  pillowcase 
 gabardinaNF  raincoat 
 gabánNM  jacket 
 gafasNFP  glasses 
 gafasNFP  sunglasses 
 gancho para ropaNM  clothes hook 
 gorraNF  baseball hat 
 gorraNF  cap 
 gorraNF  hat 
 gorroNM  hat (brimless) 
 gorroNM  stocking hat 
 guanteNM  glove 
 lanaNF  wool 
 lavadoraNF de ropaNF  washing machine 
 lavar la ropaV  to do the laundry 
 lazoNM para tender ropaNF  clothesline 
 lentesNMP  eyeglasses 
 lentesNMP  lenses 
 mangaNF  sleeve 
 mantelNM  tablecloth 
 mediasNFP  pantyhose 
 mediasNFP  socks 
 mediasNFP  stockings 
 minifaldaNF  miniskirt 
 pantalonesNMP  pants 
 pantalonesNMP  trousers 
 pantimediaNF  pantyhose 
 pinzaNF para colgar la ropaNF  clothespin 
 playeraNF  shirt 
 poliésterNF  polyester 
 rasgarse la ropaV  to tear one's clothes 
 ropaNF de calleNF  street clothes 
 ropaNF de camaNF  bed clothes 
 ropaNF de lluviaNF  rainwear 
 ropaNF de vestir  dressy clothes 
 ropaNF de vestir  formal attire 
 ropaNF de vestir  formal clothes 
 ropaNF de vestir  formal wear 
 ropaNF deportiva  sportswear 
 ropaNF impermeable  rainwear 
 ropaNF interior  underwear 
 ropaNF lavada  laundry 
 ropaNF para lavar  laundry 
 ropaNF sucia  dirty clothes 
 ropaNF sucia  dirty laundry 
 ropaNF  clothes 
 ropaNF  wardrobe 
 roperíaNF  clothes shop 
 sacoNM  jacket 
 sacoNM  sportscoat 
 servilletaNF  napkin 
 sombreroNM  hat 
 sábanaNF  sheet 
 tendederoNM  clothesline 
 tenisNM  tennis shoe 
 tiendaNF de ropaNF  clothes shop 
 toallaNF  towel 
 trajeNM  suit 
 trajesNMP de deporteNM  sportswear 
 vestidoNM  dress 
 vestidorNM  dressing room 
 vestirseV  to dress oneself 
 vestuarioNM  dressing room 
 vestónNM (Chile)  jacket 
 zapatoNM  shoe 

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Old August 14, 2009, 04:40 PM
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Page has been updated with all vocabulary mentioned up to here.

I do have a couple of questions though:

Counterpane/bed quilt (?) - colcha NF
I have never heard the term "counterpane". Can anyone confirm it?

Tablemat - carpeta NF
I'm not sure what this is referring to-- is it a placemat? A small piece of cloth or plastic placed under the plate.

Originally Posted by María José View Post
I call a pinza peg in English.
As far as I know a clothespin has two pieces joined by a spring so that it clamps shut. A clothes peg is one single piece of wood with a slot in the middle used to place over the clothes that are hanging on the line. But it doesn't clamp shut.
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@David: "Colcha" is the (decorative) upper cover of a bed, placed over the sheets and blankets... I wasn't able to find a suitable word, even at bed clothing websites.

And Lou Ann posted a good picture of a "carpeta" in the b/v topic: (posts 24 to 27)
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I've heard people refer to a bedspread as a "sobrecama"

I've also heard...
-frezada (?sp?) = blanket
-sábana (?sp) = bedsheet
-chamarra = jacket
-chanclas/chancletas = slippers
-medias = stocking (although this was a term used many years ago when stockings were pantyhose and (now) knee highs

Also, how do you say .....

-jogging pants
-sweat pants

I've heard people that only speak spanish refer to them as "pants".... the "a" is pronouned as the "o" in out.

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Originally Posted by María José View Post
I call a pinza peg in English.
Lo que tu dices es el gancho para colgar ropa mojada?
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Traje de Baño = Bathing Suit,,,,, I'm suprised nobody thought of that
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What about the verb (to wear)??!!!
i used to use (usar) but they told me it's for general ideas like: en verano se usa una camiseta y unos pantalones cortos.
and for llevar I've be told that I should use puesto with it !!!
and my teacher uses traer puesto !!
Which one should I use??

here are some words :
súeter = sweater
cinto is a short for cinturón = belt
(sobre todo / abrigo )!! do they mean the same?
jeans/ vaqueros
chancletas / chanclas = flip flop
pantuflas = slippers

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Old July 25, 2010, 07:09 AM
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"Counterpane" is a decorative bed covering - a "bedspread".
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Bragas=panties en España
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What about "La Blusa"-Blouse? Is that a word thats commonly used? That's what I was taught in like 6th grade Spanish haha.
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The word is commonly used.
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