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Spanish Lesson Forty-Three: Clothes and Apparel

Updated on May 20, 2014

Good Morning Readers!

I bet it was strange not have a Spanish lesson yesterday. Well it was strange for me to not write it. I thought I'd give myself a break and chill out because it was a holiday that secular and non secular people celebrate. Good times, good food, good family, right? Anyway thanks for joining me here on this strange day called Monday to learn some Spanish. Now last week we took a break from the norm and discuss Cognates and how they affect the way we learn the Spanish language. This, week, we'll be discussing Clothes and Apparel since it's spring shopping season. Now you'll know how to discuss your clothes in Spanish! I hope you enjoy this lesson, let's go!

Today's Goals: To learn to use the Spanish language when referring to clothes. To be able to positively identify a specific article of clothing.

Today's Vocabulary

So since we have a theme this week (or last week technically), it looks like you'll have another list of words in addition to the usual hodgepodge. So take a look at today's list and then next to your explanations, take a look at your words for the day.

Remember: I only provide a snippet of words because of the vastness of the language. So don't forget to find words for things that I haven't listed. ESPECIALLY if you really want to know. :)

Today's Tip: Draw a face on a piece of notebook paper. Describe that fictional person with as many adjectives as you can think of. Don't forget the good ones too ;)

Verbs

To Find/To Discover/To Locate: Hallar

To Freeze: Helar

To Inherit: Heredar

To Harm/To Hurt/To Wound: Herir

To Escape/To Flee/To Run Away: Huir

To Be Ignorant Of/Not To Know: Ignorar

To Hinder/To Impede/To Prevent: Impedir


Reflexive Verbs

To Take Off (Clothes)/To Remove Oneself/To Withdraw: Quitarse

To Laugh: Reírse

To Assemble/To Get Together/To Meet/To Gather: Reunirse

To Dry Onself: Secarse

To Sit Down: Sentarse

To Feel (Well,Ill): Sentirse

To Dress Oneself/To Get Dressed: Vestirse

Nouns

Bathtub: La Bañera

Toilet: El Baño

Sink: El Lavabo

Faucet: El Grifo

Table: La Mesa

Sofa: La Sofá

Lounger: La Tumbona


Adjectives

Silly: Tonto(a)

Happy: Contento(a)

Funny: Divertido

Active: Activo(a)

Rambunctious: Bullicioso(a)

Warm-Up

It's quiz time!! Yep yep! Today's Warm-Up is of course a quiz of three questions to test your retention of the language. I constantly seek new ways to review old material, so let me know if you think of anything. If no one has anything to say, let's continue on. Today's questions come from Lesson Fourteen. Review that lesson if you've forgotten everything.

English Word
Spanish Equiv
Shirt
La Camisa
Hat
El Sombrero
Pants
Los Pantalones
Skirt
La Falda
Dress
El Vestido
Suit
El Traje
Necklace
El Collar
Underwear
La Ropa Interior
Sandals
Las Sandalías
Socks
El Calcetín
Shoes
Los Zapatos

Discussing Clothes and Apparel

The words to your right are just a few words to explore clothing and apparel in Spanish. I suggest you check out the links at the end of this lesson. There is so much in the world of clothing from dresses, skirts, button up shirts, suits, ties, etc. I really suggest finding a dictionary or looking online for the very specific word you're looking for. This lesson is to reiterate the power of combining vocabulary with verbs you've already learned.

There is one new verb I'd like to introduce to you and that verb is Quedarse. This verb is reflexive and must be used with Reflexive Pronouns. The verb means to remain or stay. That means it fits right? So in order to discuss how something fits, use the verb quedarse. Let's see this verb in an example.

Esta camisa me queda bien. This shirt (me) fits well. Remember reflexive means you must drop the se at the end and replace before the form in the form of a Reflexive Pronoun. You can use this verb when asking how something fits. Also consider using your vocabulary in cases like Comparison, Description, Preference.

Prefiero esta camisa. I prefer this shirt. I used the verb preferir in this case. Remember this verb is a stem-changer so conjugate properly.

Esta camisa es mas roja que la otra. This shirt is more red (redder) than the other. Go through your notes on ways to experiment with this vocabulary.

Oh! Don't forget that the verb llevar means to carry, but also to wear (as in clothes). Use this regular AR verb to tell people what you are wearing.

Source

Homework

Well you've made it back to the homework section again. I really like these reviews because it actually helps me learn new words and remind me how to conjugate. I know sometimes it's easier because I am so familiar with a word, but for new words it takes a while. So this is a great way to practice that. The verbs listed will need to be conjugated into the Present Indicative, Preterit, and Indicative Imperfect tenses. These tenses are important and I hope that everyone takes these practices seriously. You can't be too sure when you'll need to use them!


If you need anything, refer to: Lesson Five, Lesson Twenty,Lesson Twenty-Five, and Lesson Thirty-Five.


Acordar (To Agree Upon)

Acordarse (To Remember, To Agree)

Acostarse (To Go To Bed, To Lie Down)


Sunday... we'll be discussing Practicing Your Pronunciation. Come on back for that one! It's a can't miss!

Present Indicative Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Aclarar
Aclaro
Aclaras
Aclara
Aclamos
Aclan
Acompañar
Acompaño
Acompañas
Acompaña
Acompañamos
Acompañan
Aconsejar
Aconsejo
Aconsejas
Aconseja
Aconsejams
Aconsejan

Preterit Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Aclarar
Aclaré
Aclaraste
Aclaró
Aclaramos
Aclararon
Acompañar
Acompañé
Acompañaste
Acompañó
Acompañamos
Acompañaron
Aconsejar
Aconsejé
Aconsejaste
Aconsejó
Aconsejamos
Aconsejaron

Indicative Imperfect Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Aclarar
Aclaraba
Aclarabas
Aclaraba
Aclarábamos
Aclaraban
Acompañar
Acompañaba
Acompañabas
Acompañaba
Acompañábamos
Acompañaban
Aconsejar
Aconsejaba
Aconsejabas
Aconsejaba
Aconsejábamos
Aconsejaban

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