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Les vĂȘtements

Learn the French words for clothing so that you can dress yourself in French. Click any underlined word or phrase to hear it pronounced.

bathing suit un maillot (de bain)
cardigan un gilet  (learn more)
coat un manteau
jacket un blouson
jeans un jean
pajamas un pyjama
pants, trousers un pantalon
raincoat un impermĂ©able
shorts un short
ski jacket un anorak
sweater un pull
T-shirt un tee-shirt
boots des bottes (f)
sandals des sandales (f)
shoes des chaussures (f)
high-heeled shoes des chaussures Ă  hauts talons 

sneakers des tennis (m)
socks des chaussettes (f)

VĂȘtements de femme – Women’s clothing

bikini un bikini
blouse un chemisier
dress une robe
miniskirt une minijupe
skirt une jupe
suit un tailleur
bra un soutien-gorge
nightgown une chemise de nuit
panties un slip
pantyhose / tights un collant
slip une combinaison
half slip un jupon
stockings des bas (m)

VĂȘtements d’homme – Men’s clothing

bow tie un nœud papillon
cummerbund une ceinture
shirt une chemise
sport jacket un veston de sport     
suit un costume
suit vest, waistcoast un gilet
tie une cravate
tuxedo un smoking
boxer shorts un boxer-short
undershirt un maillot de corps
underwear un caleçon

French verbs related to clothing

(click for conjugations)

aller Ă  to fit, be the right size for (clothes, shoes)
chausser to put shoes on (someone else)
to fit, be the right size (shoes)
se dĂ©shabiller to get undressed
essayer to try on
faire la lessive to do the laundry
s’habiller to get dressed
plier to fold
porter to wear
repasser to iron
se rhabiller to get dressed again

French idioms

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