"Yo necesito una camiseta."

Translation:I need a T-shirt.

6 months ago

25 Comments


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So camiseta is T-shirt...as opposed to what other kind? A button-up shirt? Does camisa refer specifically to a button-up shirt, and not simply to a shirt, as it was defined? If not, why would I use camiseta? I never use T-shirt.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mikeylee48

Any time you would say shirt in English you would say "camisa" if you switch to Spanish and anytime you would say t-shirt in English you would say "camiseta" in Spanish

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mathchoo

A google image search of both words can really help in this case

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Camisa specifically refers to a button-up shirt (definition 1). The RAE seems to make the main difference about whether (camisa) or not (camiseta) the shirt has a collar. :´)

3 months ago

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I think “a collar” is a good thing to check as a “button-up shirt” does have a collar, while a jersey can have buttons (baseball jersey).

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/T.J.King

I don't know the answer to these questions but as to the last one, maybe Spanish speaking questions are more specific when they refer to t-shirts. I've seen them wear a lot of button-ups so perhaps that's what they'll assume you mean if you just say camisa.

5 months ago

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I need a condom. Could this be a right answer? In Portuguese this is a part of the slang and I wonder if there's some correlation.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TywdG86

For the confused:

Camiseta = T-Shirt

Camisa = Button-up Shirt

Buenos dias.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Geoff936657

In a part of Mexico I have been to, t-shirts are sold as "playeras". I don't know if it has anything to do with the beach or la playa.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gillianpepper

I always thought a camiseta could also be a blouse.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Usually not. Camisetas are pretty t-shirt-like, and as far as I'm aware blouses are closer to button shirts. Spanish has the word blusa for this.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaanyaKris

What if you don't have one

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TarynJenki2

I think it should be acceptable to say t-shirt or T-shirt. It doesn't accept it with a lowercase t at the moment.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TarynJenki2

Sorry, nevermind

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fillerliting

"Tee shirt" was not accepted, but should be.

2 months ago

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Did you report it?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fillerliting

That wasn't offered as an option. I'm aware of the option as I've reported things in the past that have been accepted.

2 months ago

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It depends on the kind of exercise that you had, it wasn’t the listen to Spanish and write it in Spanish, was it? Were you on the app, if so, which?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ekkiimukk

what the heck is a singlet?

4 months ago

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It is sleeveless and often worn under a shirt. It can also be a vest? https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/singlet I guess the important part is that it is sleeveless and has no collar. So it can be a tank top type of undershirt. The British even use it for that kind of jersey. So, I guess we could use it for a basketball jersey, but I doubt that it will catch on here in the USA. http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/singlet Turns out that googling “camiseta” does also turn up a lot of T-shirts and jerseys with sleeves.

4 months ago

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On c-phone hope to see answer... Camisa =shirt, T-shirt spoken with a Spanish accent or said camisa de T=T-shirt.. And camiseta is little shirt which I think of as tank top. That is what I remember. Anybody else? Please clarify.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mathchoo

A Google image search of these terms will clarify the difference.
You will find that mikeylee48's statement is correct.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaryAntoin

I typed a totally right answer.

3 months ago

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If you say so? Perhaps we could comment if you actually indicated what you typed? Verify also that you didn’t type in English for the Listen to Spanish and type in Spanish? We cannot see your answer or the specific exercise that you had for this sentence.

3 months ago
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