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Los vestidos
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Review the following list of vocabulary.  Write it down if you haven't yet.

Now look back to the questions that started this page.  Answer them using the vocabulary from above.

Now see if you know what the following items are.  If you are just starting this unit, click on the items and repeat the words to learn them.  If you are experienced with this vocabulary, quiz yourself to see how much you know.  Look at the picture, name the item, then click on it to see if you are correct.




You will learn this vocabulary best if you use it, so here's the chance to do so.  Your work may or may not be checked, but if you are doing the activities with the intent of learning, you probably will!

Answer the following questions using as much vocabulary as possible.  Use the verb "llevo", which means "I wear".

Answer these also.  Think of situations when you wear these items.  If you do not wear the item, explain why you don't.

Other clothing-related vocabulary you should know

Note that these words/expressions are used after the item.  For example:  "high-heeled shoes" are zapatos de tacón alto.  A cotton shirt is "una camisa de algodón".   This follows the regular Spanish pattern of providing the descriptive words (adjectives) after the noun.

designs (diseño): de un solo color (solid color), de muchos colores (lots of colors), a rayas (striped), a cuadros (squares, plaid), de florectitas (with little flowers), de bolitas (polka-dots), estampada (different designs) de manga larga/corta (long/short sleeved), de tacón alto (high heeled)

materials  (la tela): de.. algodón (cotton), lana (wool), seda (silk), lino (linen), cuero (leather), piel (fur), terciopelo(velvet), pana (corduroy), nilón (nylon), poliéster(polyester), plástico (plastic), goma/caucho (rubber)


Practice this vocabulary by describing in detail the items of clothing you are wearing, and/or a special outfit you wore (or are going to wear) to a special event.  Put together a series of pictures of yourself and describe what you are wearing in each.  Vary the pictures - and therefore the descriptions-  as much as possible.

State the following en español:

check what you wrote

Look at the items picture above, and describe: (Guess at the material if you have to.)

Now, After reviewing the vocabulary, you should be able to tell:

Techie Project:  Put together an "on line"  fashion show/clothing catalogue- PowerPoint or Real SlideShow.  Find and import pictures from the Internet or scan them in.  Write the text including item,design,material, and the use for the outfit.  Es perfecto para (una excursión a la playa, al circo, al teatro, etc.).  Create a fashion show in which you use all the vocabulary you possibly can.

Conversación temática:
En la ropería
Now get together with a partner and create some dialogues.  Take turns playing the roles of dependiente and cliente, and really practice these expressions.  Follow these guides.  Create dialogues so that you play the role of cliente and dependiente, just for practice.
Algo cultural

Go do a virtual visit to some Spanish speaking countries. (Go surf with a purpose.) Just tour around and look at pictures of people and make notes of what they are wearing.  Do one of the following:


Enlaces to other vocabularies for clothes at  There are interactive activities on these pages, so it's worth doing if you want to practice more and learn.

  • a striped shirt = una camisa a rayas
  • a cotton skirt = una falda de algodón
  • a colorful cap = una gorra de muchos colores
  • leather underwear = ropa interior de cuero
  • polkadot pants = pantalones de bolitas

  • corduroy tank top = playera de pano

    Picture answers








    ropa interior

    suéter y gorra

    tejanos/blue jeans

    traje, corbata, camisa blanca

    traje de baño

    zapatos de tenis