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"Abbigliamento"

March 3, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Could this also be translated as "wardrobe" (not as in "closet" but as in "she has a nice wardrobe" (collection of clothing)? If not, how would you say this in italian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krisztiballa

is garment a right translation for "abbigliamento"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

I wrote that in, too. In English, "clothing" functions as a singular (her clothing IS nice), however, it means more than 1 article of clothing. I'm only a student of Italian, however IF "abbligiamento" is singular (is it?), you would have to translate it into either "article of clothing" or "garment" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marziotta

"Abbigliamento" is usually the style of clothing that you use. "Abbigliamento casual" "Abbigliamento sportivo".

We use the word in another case: "capo di abbligliamento", piece of clothes.

I have personally problems to understand the differences between clothes, clothing, wardrobe and similar in English, sorry! :D

I hope my explanation is clear enough.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Grazie, Marziotta. I'm still a bit confused. "Wardrobe" means all of the clothing that you own or the clothing you own for a particular season. For example, "I bought myself a new Spring wardrobe". Do you think the word "abbigliamento" would work for this? Are you a native Italian speaker?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marziotta

Yes, I am still a native speaker... (You asked me in another discussion I think, but it could have been somebody else, tonight I replied to many questions.)

Wardrobe = guardaroba, as far as I know.

Abbigliamento would be clothing, wear, but in a very specific nuance.

Here you can find something more detailed... http://www.wordreference.com/iten/abbigliamento

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