un abrigo = coat

un gorro = hat

una bufanda = scarf

unos guantes = gloves

unos mitones = mittens

una campera = jacket

un cangurito = hoodie

un buzo = sweater

una remera = T-shirt (this is the more common Uruguayan word)

una camisa = blouse

una blusa = top

un pantalón = trousers

una pollera = skirt

un vestido = dress

un short = shorts

una bermuda = surf shorts

la ropa interior = underwear

un calzoncillo = underpants

una bombacha = knickers

un sostén = bra

unas medias = socks

una media can-can = tights

los zapatos = shoes

unos championes = trainers

unas botas = boots

unos zapatos de taco alto = high-heeled shoes

unas chancletas = flip-flops

las joyas = jewellry (pronounce it kho-sha)

un collar = necklace

unas caravanas = earrings

un anillo = ring

un pirsing = piercing (Yes, they use the English word with a Spanish pronunciation and some creative spellings…)

una gomita = hair elastic

una pinza = hair clip

Me gusta tu remera. = I like your T-shirt.

¿Dónde lo / la compraste? = Where did you buy it?

Te queda bien ese color / estilo. = That colour / style suits you.

¿Cuál es tu marca favorita? = Which is your favourite brand?

Exercise: Write a short description of what you are wearing right now.


Any questions? If you’re not sure about the content of today’s class or have something to add, leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Your questions and comments will help other students too. Our Spanish immersion programs at La Herradura in Uruguay and Spain teach you an international form of Spanish, but the teachers are all native speakers and will offer guidance on local expressions and words.

Coming up next… Class 23: Food | La comida


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