Winter Classes – Clothing

We have explored winter words during the past three weeks and clothing is a very difficult topic to explore since there is so much involved. We started by talking about what they were wearing in our Spanish and Portuguese Classes in South Jersey! We cut and glued some pieces into our small dolls!

doll

They named the dolls and we did a short dialogue, depending on the level.

I wanted to share some of the vocabulary learned in Spanish Classes:

  • anorak – anorak
  • belt – cinturón
  • beret – boina
  • bikini – bikini
  • blouse – blusa
  • boots – botas
  • bowtie – pajarita
  • bra – sujetador
  • braces – tirantes
  • button – botón
  • cap – gorra
  • cardigan – rebeca
  • coat – abrigo
  • dress – vestido
  • laces – cordones
  • cufflinks – gemelos
  • diner jacket – smoking
  • dress – vestido
  • dressing-gown – bata
  • gloves – guantes
  • hat – sombrero
  • high heels- tacones altos
  • jacket – chaqueta
  • jeans – vaqueros
  • jersey – jersey
  • jumper – jersey
  • knickers – bragas
  • nightdress – camisón
  • mini-skirt – mini-falda
  • overall – mono
  • underpants – calzoncillos
  • pyjamas – pijama
  • raincoat – impermeable
  • sandals – sandalias
  • scarf – bufanda
  • shirt -camisa
  • shoes – zapatos
  • shorts – pantalones cortos
  • skirt – falda
  • slippers – zapatillas
  • socks – calcetines
  • stiletto – tacón de aguja
  • stockings – medias
  • suit – traje
  • suspender – liguero
  • sweater – jersey
  • sweatshirt – sudadera
  • swimming costume – bañador
  • “T” shirt – camiseta
  • tie – corbata
  • tights – panty
  • tracksuit – chandal
  • trousers – pantalones
  • uniform – uniforme
  • waistcoat – chaleco
  • wellingtons – botas de goma
  • zip – cremallera

Also Portuguese:

roupas – clothes

cinto – belt

passante – belt loop

fivela do cinto – buckle

boné , uma toca– baseball hat

chapéu – hat

casaco – coat

vestido – dress

luvas – gloves

lenço – handkerchief, scarf

jaqueta – jacket, windbreaker

calça jeans – jeans

calças – pants

cachecol – scarf (for winter)

camisa – shirt

sapato – shoe

pantufa – slipper

cadarço – shoelace

shorts – shorts

bermuda – shorts, or swim shorts for guys

sunga – a guy’s speedo

maiô, biquini – girls swimsuit or bikini

saia – skirt

meias – socks

terno – suit

gravata – tie

gravata borboleta – bow tie

camiseta – t-shirt, undershirt

uniforme – uniform

botão – button

óculos – glasses

óculos de sol – sunglasses

guarda-chuva – umbrella

camisola – nightgown

pijama – pijamas

bolso – pocket

bolsa – purse

sandália – sandal

chinelo – flip flop (*this is also a slang word for someone who is kind of a loser)

tênis – tennis shoes, sneakers

suéter, pulôver, agasalho – sweater

colete – vest

calcinha(f) / cueca(m) – underwear

carteira – wallet

blusa – blouse, shirt

sutiã – bra

meia-calça – panyihose

salto (do sapato) – a shoe heel

gola – collar

mangas – sleeves

alça – strap

orla – edge, border, hem (clothes)

botões – buttons

bojo – the foam padding sometinmes built into a swimsuit top or shirt

cabide – coat hanger

vasculhar – to rummage through (clothes)

We also placed clothing on frosty, I made an oversized one and they had to built it part by part, saying the name of body parts and clothing.

Second class, we did a show and tell with clothes and shoes they brought from home and winter toys! So much fun!

We used this video, they loved it! Please remember this is a video about a girl talking about her aunt and they both cow girls, so the aunt carries a gun besides describing the vocabulary, I passed that part of the video to my students!

I think bringing it close to the students, what they wear, makes a lot easier to teach such a hard subject with such a large vocabulary!

Please share how you teach your students and children about ropas, roupas, clothing!

Claudia Krusch
EasyLearn Languages Director

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