Clothes in Chinese

Knowing some words for clothes in Chinese will help you in all kinds of situations.  After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to describe what you need to suit the weather, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in a Mandarin Chinese-speaking country.
 
If you’re traveling on vacation it’s likely you’ll be more dependent on the weather, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time outside. You'll enjoy yourself a lot more if you have the appropriate clothing!
 
What’s the Chinese word for sweater? How do you explain that you need an umbrella so you don’t get soaking wet? Listen to the native-speaker’s pronunciation and practice saying the Chinese words aloud until you feel confident. Let’s get started…

Pronouncing clothes in Chinese

Translations for clothes in Chinese

大衣

dàyī

A coat

围巾

wéijīn

A scarf

帽子

màozi

A hat

夹克

jiákè

A jacket

雨衣

yǔyī

A raincoat

雨伞

yǔsǎn

An umbrella

一副手套

yīfù shǒutào

A pair of gloves

一双厚袜子

yīshuāng hòu wàzi

A pair of thick socks

休闲鞋

xiūxiánxié

Casual shoes

毛衣

máoyī

A sweater

暖和的衣服

nuǎnhuó (nuǎnhuo) de yīfu

Warm clothes

轻便的衣服

qīngbiàn de yīfu

Light clothes

游泳衣

yóuyǒngyī

A swimsuit

游泳裤

yóuyǒngkù

Swim trunks

比基尼

bǐjīní

Bikinis

If you are lucky to have some good weather you might also need…

墨镜

mòjìng

Sunglasses

防晒霜

fángshàishuāng

Sunscreen

太阳帽

tàiyángmào

A sun hat

Socks in Chinese

If the weather is no good, you may want to say that you are boiling hot, freezing cold, wet or miserable. Here are some useful sentences…

我冷。

Wǒ lěng。

I'm cold.

我觉得冰冷。

Wǒ juéde bīnglěng。

I'm freezing.

我热。

Wǒ rè。

I'm hot.

我出汗了。

Wǒ chūhàn le。

I'm sweating.

我的脚冷。

Wǒde jiǎo lěng。

My feet are cold.

我的手指冻了。

Wǒde shǒuzhǐ dòngle.

My fingers are frozen.

我湿透了。

Wǒ shītòu le。

I'm soaking wet.

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