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42 Words for Clothes in Portuguese


Clothes are common, everyday objects, and the vocabulary related to them is useful to memorize when learning Portuguese. Apart from a handful of Anglicisms, few cognates exist to help you when learning the words for clothes in Portuguese, so practice is essential. The best way to learn how to talk about anything from fashion to football is to practice with an expert tutor who’ll be able to pick up when you make a mistake and give you guidance on issues like gender and sentence construction.


Below you’ll find a list of 42 words for clothes in Portuguese. Masculine nouns are marked (m) and feminine nouns are marked (f).


Vocabulary


Clothes

Roupas (f)


Shirt

Camisa (f)


T-shirt

Camiseta (f)


Blouse

Blusa (f)


Sweater

Suéter (m)


Pullover

Pulôver (m)


Vest

Colete (m)


Dress

Vestido (m)


Skirt

Saia (f)


Miniskirt

Minissaia (f)


Pants/Trousers

Calça (f)


Leggings

Legging (f)


Shorts

Calção (m)


Jeans

Jeans (m)


Socks

Meias (f)


Shoes

Sapatos (m)


Sneakers/Trainers

Tênis (m)


Sandals

Sandálias (f)


Slippers

Chinelos (m)


Suit

Terno (m)


Jacket

Jaqueta (f)


Tuxedo

Smoking (m)


Underpants

Cueca (f)


Bra

Sutiã (m)


Panties

Calcinha (f)


Overalls

Macacão (m)


Coat

Casaco (m)


Glove

Luva (f)


Tie

Gravata (f)


Bow tie

Gravata-borboleta (f)


Tights

Meia calça (f)


Belt

Cinto (m)


Swimming trunks

Calção de banho (m)


Bikini

Biquini (m)


Swimsuit

Maiô (m)


Pajamas

Pijama (m)


Nightgown

Camisola (f)


Hat

Chapéu (m)


Cap

Boné (m)


Beret

Boina (f)


Scarf

Cachecol (m)


Shawl

Xaile (m)


Bonus Vocabulary: Accessories


Glasses

Óculos (m)


Sunglasses

Óculos escuros (m)


Bag

Bolsa (f)


Umbrella

Guarda-chuva (f)


Wallet

Carteira (f)


Watch

Relógio (m)


Bracelet

Pulseira (f)


Necklace

Colar (m)


Ring

Anel (m)


Earring

Brinco (m)


Purse

Porta-moedas (m)


Handkerchief

Lenço (m)


Fan

Leque (m)


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