Japanese Vocabulary – Clothes

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How to say “wear” in Japanese?

To Wear / “To Put On” in Japanese (Differences 着る vs はく vs つける)

Japanese Vocabulary: Clothes – Review Notes

Today we learned some clothes vocabulary in Japanese! Let’s go over what we learned today and then we will see a list of extra Japanese clothes vocabulary.

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Number 1:

clothes

 Clothes in Japanese is 服 (fuku)

 Today we will learn Japanese vocabulary for clothes

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Number 2:

tshirt

 T-shirt in Japanese is ティーシャツ (tīshatsu)!

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Number 3:

pants

 Pants in Japanese is ズボン (zubon).

 You can also say パンツ (pantsu) but sometimes this word is also used to mean underpants so it might be better to use ズボン (zubon).

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Number 4:

skirt

 Skirt in Japanese is スカート (sukāto).

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Number 5:

dress

 Dress in Japanese is ワンピース (wanpīsu), like “one piece”

 You can also say ドレス (doresu) but this word is usually only used for fancy dresses like ball gowns or wedding dresses in Japan.

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Number 6:

shoes

 Shoes in Japanese is 靴 (kutsu).

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Number 7:

socks

 Socks in Japanese is 靴下 (kutsushita).

 靴 (kutsu) means “shoes” and 下 (shita) means “under” so 靴下 (kutsushita) means “under shoes,” in other words, socks!

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Number 8:

underwear

 Underwear in Japanese is 下着 (shitagi).

 下 (shita) means “under” and is the character for “wear” (着る – kiru – means “to wear”) so 下着 (shitagi) literally means “underwear” and can be used to refer to any type of underwear such as underpants/bras/etc.

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Number 9:

outerwear

 Outerwear in Japanese is 上着 (uwagi).

  is the character for “up” or “above” andis the character for “wear.” Outerwear is clothes that you wear above your other clothes!

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Number 10:

hat

 Hat in Japanese is 帽子 (boushi).

 

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More Clothes Vocabulary:

 スーツ     sūtsu        suit

 ネクタイ    nekutai      necktie

 ベルト     beruto      belt

 コート     kōto       coat

 セーター    sētā        sweater

 ジャケット   jaketto      jacket

 ブレザー    burezā      blazer

 ブラウス    burausu      blouse

 ジーンズ    jīnzu       jeans

 パジャマ    pajama     pajamas

 ブラジャー   burajā      bra

 水着      mizugi      swimsuit

 着物      kimono       kimono

 浴衣      yukata      yukata

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Conclusion:

We learned a lot of Japanese clothes vocabulary today! If you have any questions about how to use these words or if you want to know any other clothes vocabulary that we have not listed, leave a comment below!

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