In Mexico "lentes" is sight glasses, "gafas" is generally sunglasses. I've heard "gafas" about large glasses like the ones the hipsters wear. In Spain it's gafas, or gafas de sol if you mean sunglasses. In some countries like Argentina or Peru you will also hear "anteojos" (literally "foreeyes") or "lentes".
"Gafas" in Puerto Rico is "sunglasses", "espejuelos" is "eyeglasses" and "lentes" is "lenses". Every country uses this vocabulary differently, but at least you have Chile and Puerto Rico now. ;-)
Thank you! This makes more sense now; I always used lentes before for regular glasses.
I think the word "gafas" refers specifically to eyeglasses and not to glasses as in: glasses of water.
Yes, you're right. "Glasses" as in "glasses of water" would be "vasos de agua".
The word for ''glasses'' will change depending on where you are. Each dialect is slightly different.
growing up in California lentes are glasses, anteojos are sunglasses, and gafas are goggles.
People from Mexico I know will use "lentes" for eyeglasses. Never heard of gafas.
Duolingo is starting to sound like Velma from Scooby-Doo. Am i right har had
Nah, it's the same in English with plural-named things like scissors or pants or, you know, glasses.
No, they're MY glasses, not yours. Hey, what're you doing -- hey -- wait -- No! You can't just -- well I guess you just did. Wait, my eyesight is bad? Really? I didn't know. Now give them back -- no -- DON'T JUST STICK THEM BACK ON MY FACE WHAT ARE YOU DOING -- OH MY GOSH JUST STOP IT