Verbs Used With Clothing
There are three verbs commonly used to state what one is wearing. They are llevar, andar, and traer. Llevar and andar are regular AR verbs. Traer is not a regular ER verb.

Verb Usage
To state what one is wearing (depending on the country one is from), conjugate the verb and add the clothing word. Example: Ella lleva ______. - She is wearing _____. (She wears _____.)

Use of Definite and Indefinite Articles
Use indefinite articles with singular nouns. Do not use indefinite/definite articles with plural nouns.
Examples:
Juana lleva un sombrero. - Juana is wearing a hat.
Juana lleva zapatos. - Juana is wearing shoes.

Use of Adjectives
Adjectives must agree in gender and quantity. Adjectives usually go after the noun they modify. For more specific uses of adjectives, click here.

Special Notes
People in different Spanish-speaking countries use different words for the same things.
Some people in Central and South America use ANDAR for to wear.
Some people in Spain use LLEVAR for to wear.
Some people in Mexico use TRAER for to wear.

La Ropa Vocabulary
la boina - beret
la cachucha - cap
el casco - helmet
la corona - crown
la diadema - diadem
la gorra - hood, hat
el gorro - hood
la horquilla - hairpin
el sombrero - hat



las botas - boots
las calcetas - stockings
el calcetín - sock
los calcetines - socks
las chanclas - chanclas
los huaraches - huaraches
las sandalias - sandals
los tacones - heels
los tacones altos - high heels
los tenis - tennis shoes
las zapatillas - slippers
los zapatos - shoes
el abrigo - coat
la blusa - blouse
la bufanda - scarf
la camisa - shirt
la camiseta - T-shirt
el chaleco - vest
la chaqueta - jacket
la falda - skirt
el impermeable - rain coat
los jeans - jeans
el quimono - kimono
los pantalones - pants
los pantalones cortos - shorts
el suéter - sweater
el traje - suit
el(los) traje(s) de baño - bathing suit(s)
el vestido - dress






el anillo - ring
el anillo de bodas - wedding ring
el anillo de compromiso - engagement ring
los anteojos - eye glasses
el arete - earring
el broche - brooch
el cinto - belt
el cinturón - belt
el collar - necklace
la corbata - tie
la faja - belt
las gafas - eye glasses
las joyas - jewlery, jewels
los lentes - glasses
los lentes de sol - sun glasses
los mitones - mittens
el pendiente - pendant
el pañolón - shawl
el pañuelo - handkerchief
el pisacorbatas - tie tack, pin, clip
la pulsera - bracelet
el reloj - watch

Other Vocabulary
el disfráz - disguise, costume (noun)
de mangas cortas - short sleeved
de mangas largas - long sleeved



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