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Dutch Everyday Items: Clothing 1

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kleren click to hear ('clothes') - kleding click to hear ('clothing')
[a skirt]
rok click to hear
[a skirt]
rok
[a dress]
jurk click to hear - 2
[a dress]
jurk
[ladies' or children's shirt]
blouse click to hear
[a T shirt]
T shirt
[a turtleneck shirt]
coltrui click to hear - 2
[business suit]
pak click to hear
[jacket of business suit, blazer]
colbert click to hear - 2
= jasje click to hear
[pants]
broek click to hear - 2
[dress shirt]
overhemd click to hear
lange mouwen click to hear - 2
[necktie]
stropdas click to hear
[dress shirt]
overhemd click to hear
korte mouwen click to hear
[very formal]
rok click to hear
[clothes hanger]
kleerhanger click to hear
= knaapje click to hear
[wool sweater]
trui click to hear
[a heavy wool sweater]
trui
[a fleece jacket]
vest click to hear
[a vest]
vestje click to hear
[a sweater]
sweater click to hear
[]
spijkerbroek click to hear
[denim jacket]
spijkerjasje click to hear - 2
[denim jacket and jeans, a 'denim suit']
spijkerpak click to hear
= inspraakpak click to hear
[shorts]
korte broek click to hear
[a bathrobe]
badjas click to hear
[a pair of socks]
sokken click to hear - 2
[three pairs of shoes]
schoenen click to hear
[sports shoes, sneakers]
gymschoenen click to hear
[a pair of boots]
laarzen click to hear
[a pair of rubber boots]
rubber laarzen click to hear - 2
de / het / 't
hear
(the)
een, 'n
hear - 2
(a, an)
één
hear
(one)
more
(de) rok
(de) jurk
(de) blouse
hear
(skirt)
(dress)
((ladies') shirt)
(de) trui
(de) coltrui
(de) sweater
hear
(wool sweater)
(turtleneck sweater)
(sweater)
(het) overhemd
(het) vestje
(het) vest
hear
(dress shirt)
(vest)
(cardigan, fleece jacket)
(de) B.H. (beha *) click to hear 2
(het) slipje click to hear 2
(de) onderbroek click to hear 2
(het) ondergoed click to hear 2 3
bra
panties - ladies
underpants - men
underwear
(de) sok
(de) schoen
(de) laars
hear
sock
shoe
boot
(het) colbert,
(het) jasje
(de) stropdas
(de) broek
hear
suit jacket
suit jacket
necktie
pants
(de) wol click to hear
(het) katoen click to hear
(het) linnen click to hear
(de) zijde click to hear
(het) fluweel click to hear
(het) ribfluweel click to hear 2
wool
cotton
linen
silk
velvet
corduroy
(de) spijkerstof click to hear 2
(het) leer click to hear 2
(de/het) suède click to hear 2
(de/het) nylon * click to hear
nylons * click to hear
denim
leather
suede
nylon
nylons
bergschoenen click to hear
sandalen click to hear 2
naaldhakken click to hear 2
pantoffels click to hear
veters click to hear 2
schoensmeer click to hear 2
hiking boots
sandals
[needle] stiletto heels
house slippers
shoelaces
shoe cream
Dutch 'leer' click to hear 2 - het leer is 'leather' but de leer is 'doctrine, teachings.' The word is also a False Friend.
Dutch 'nylon' has an unusual Y-pronunciation, probably in imitation of the English word.
In Dutch, the English word 'panties' is used for pantyhose.







rood click to hear
oranje click to hear
geel click to hear
groen click to hear
blauw click to hear
paars click to hear







(de) kleur click to hear (color)
plural:
kleuren click to
  hear (colors)
examples of usage - adjectives - flowers
zwart click to hear wit click to hear bruin click to hear grijs click to hear roze click to hear
(de) kledingzaak click to hear 2 'clothing store' - also: (de) modezaak click to hear 2 (for ladies.) As I said above 'kleren' click to hear are 'clothes, clothing' but there are many slang compound words with 'klere-' click to hear (a corruption of cholera click to hear) meaning 'rotten, unpleasant,' like (de) klerebaan click to hear 2 ('an unpleasant, rotten job.') So words like 'klerenwinkel' or 'klerenzaak' usually refer to bad shopping experience, not to clothing stores.
Wat een klereweer! click to hear 2 3 ('Such horrible weather!' - slang)
De laatste mode click to hear 2 'the latest fashion' - modieus click to hear 'fashionable' - ouderwets click to hear 'old-fashioned' - uit de mode click to hear 2 'not, no longer fashionable'
tijdloos click to hear 2 3 'timeless' (fashionable in any time, always looking good)
(de) herenzaak click to hear 2 'men's (fashion) store' - (het) driedelig pak click to hear 2 ('3-piece suit' - not pictured)
(het) knaapje click to
  hear ('clothes hanger') is also 'well-behaved little boy.'
(de) broek click to hear 2 ('pants') has a second, somewhat obsolete meaning 'swamp,' that the fairly common family names with 'broek' refer to - Van den Broek click to hear - Westbroek click to hear - the small town of Zwartebroek click to hear 2 ('black swamp') near Amersfoort, and the old, Dutch name for Georgetown, Guyana was Stabroek click to hear ('swamp of stagnant water.')
(de) mouw click to hear 2 3 ('sleeve') - opgestroopte mouwen click to hear 2 ('rolled-up sleeves')
(de) kraag click to hear ('collar') - (de) manchet (Fr.) click to hear ('cuff')
(het) zwempak click to hear / (het) badpak click to hear 2 3 (['bathing-'] 'swimsuit' - ladies) - (de) badmuts click to hear 2 ('['bathing-'] swimming cap')
(de) zwembroek click to hear 2 ('swimming trunks' - men)
(de) vlek click to hear 2 ('stain, dirty spot')
(het) stalenboek click to hear 2 ('swatches - fabric samples, patterns and colors - catalog')
Een paar schoenen click to hear 2 ('a pair of shoes') - een paar handschoenen click to hear ('a pair of gloves')
- 'n paar click to hear can also mean 'a few, a couple of:' 'n paar jaar later click to hear ('a few years later')
(De) stomerij click to hear 2 ['steamery'] 'dry cleaner'
(De) kleermaker click to hear 2 'tailor' - (de) naaister click to hear 'seamstress' - (het) naaistertje click to hear 2 '"little" seamstress'
't Zit als gegoten click to hear ['It fits like it was cast'] - said of well-fitting clothes
't Staat je goed click to hear 2 3 /or/ 't staat je leuk click to hear 2 3 "It looks good on you, you look good in it"
Voel hoe zacht de stof is! click to hear 2 3 ('Feel how soft the fabric is!')
Ga je je omkleden? click to hear 2 ('Are you going to change?' - clothes)
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