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Japanese Lesson 26: Clothing Part 1

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<h1>Vocabulary</h1>

Wear (Shoulders to waist): Kiru: きる: 着る*

Wear (Waist down): Haku: はく: 履く

Shirts: Shatsu: シャツ

Shoes: Kutsu: くつ: 靴

Skirt: Suka-to: スカート

Coat: Ko-to: コート

Dress: Doresu: ドレス

<h1>Sentences</h1>

I wear a shirt.
Watashi wa shatsu o kimasu.
わたし は しゃつ を きます。
私はシャツを着ます。

Our skirts.
Watashi tachi no suka-to.
わたし たち の スカート
私達のスカート。

I have shoes.
Watashi wa kutsu o motteimasu.
わたし は くつ を もっています。
私は靴を持っています。

Our coats.
Watashi tachi no ko-to.
わたし たち の こーと
私達のコート

We have coats.
Watashi tachi ha ko-to o motteimasu.
わたし たち は コート を もっています
私達はコートを持っています。

You wear shoes.
Anata wa kutsu o hakimasu.
あなた は くつ を はきます。
あなたは靴を履きます。

The man wears shoes.
Otoko ha kutsu o hakimasu.
おとこ は くつ を はきます。
男は靴を履きます。

She wears a dress.
Kanojo wa doresu o kimasu.
かのじょ は ドレス を きます。
彼女はドレスを着ます。

The girl wears a skirt.
Onnanoko wa suka-to o hakimasu.
おんあのこ は スカート を はきます。
女の子はスカートを履きます。

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

Wow this is really cool thank you for doing this!


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

So then かける is to wear for the shoulders up?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

Actually I think that's 「かぶる」. :3 but yeah. I'm going to cover it on the next lesson, because the next lesson has hat. :D


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

Oh you're right!... Hmmm but I'm sure I saw 「かける」 or something else used with 「眼鏡」 (glasses for anyone reading this and wondering)... is that something different again? (Note: I may also be misremembering what it was but it definitely wasn't any of 「履く」,「 着る」, or 「かぶる」).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

Hmm... Rikaichan gives me a lot of definitions for かける including "damaged" "broken" and "missing" ... which would explain why it would be used with Glasses... but otherwise IDK.


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

OK this is annoying me so I found an example question. :P It comes up in lesson 7 of the 「目的語」 skill. For the English 'He wears glasses' it accepted 「彼は眼鏡をかける。」 and prompted 「彼は眼鏡をかけています。」.

Edit: I hunted it down on Jisho.org to 掛ける. It is apparently used for glasses and seems to mean to hang, suspend, hoist, or raise (as well as many other things that don't really suggest a common theme to me). o.0

So I guess in Japanese you don't so much wear glasses as precariously perch them somewhere?


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

Indeed. 被る (かぶる) is the word you would use for hats btw ^^ There are quite a few words for to wear in Japanese. It's a bit of a quagmire, really. You can use つける for a general kind of wearing to, at least in the continuous tense. Something like having on, I would say. Also, まく for things things you wrap around yourself, as well as しめる for a necktie (and presumably a bow-tie).

I intended to mention these unless it had already been done, and this gave a good opportunity XD

Edit: I just noticed that かぶる was introduced in the next lesson ^^'


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

Did you want to number this lesson? Of course that means you would need to renumber the subsequent lessons...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

OMG. x_x It's fine. I'll re-number when I get off of work. GAH.


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

I know nobody cares about romaji translation but I believe 'We have coats' should be translated as Watashi tachi WA ko-to o motteimasu.

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