Clothes in Japanese

Knowing some words for clothes in Japanese can be useful for 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 Japanese.

If you’re traveling in Japan 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 Japanese word for raincoat? How do you explain that you’re hot, and you need a hat? Listen to the native-speaker’s pronunciation and practice saying the Japanese words aloud until you feel confident. Let’s get started…

How to pronounce clothes in Japanese

コート / うわぎ

コート / 上着

Kōto / Uwagi

A coat

マフラー 

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Mafurā

A scarf

ぼうし

帽子

Bōshi

A hat

ジャケット / ジャンパー

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Jyaketto / Jyanpā

A jacket

レイン コート

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Rein kōto

A raincoat

かさ

Kasa

An umbrella

てぶくろ

手袋

Tebukuro

A pair of gloves

Traditional Japanese clothes

あつで の くつした

厚手の靴下

Atsude no kutsushita

A pair of thick socks

サンダル / スリッパ

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Sandaru / Surippa

Sandals

セーター

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Sētā

A sweater

あつで の ふく

厚手の服

Atsude no fuku

Warm clothing

うすで の ふく

薄手の服

Usude no fuku

Light clothing

みずぎ

水着

Mizugi

A swimsuit

すいえん パンツ / かいすい パンツ

水泳パンツ / 海水パンツ

Suiei pantsu / kaisui pantsu

Swim trunks

ビキニ

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Bikini

A bikini

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

サン グラス

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San gurasu

The sunglasses

ひやけ どめ

日焼け止め

Hiyake dome

The sunscreen

ひよけ ぼうし

日よけ帽子

Hiyoke Bōshi

A sun hat

Japanese facemasks

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…

さむい です

寒いです

Samui desu.

I'm cold.

こおる ほど に さむい です

凍るほどに寒いです

Kōru hodo ni samui desu.

I'm freezing.

あつい です

暑いです

Atsui desu.

I'm hot.

あせ かいて います

汗かいています

Ase kaite imasu.

I'm sweating.

あし が つめたい です

足が冷たいです

Ashi ga tsumetai desu.

My feet are cold.

ゆび が こおって います

指が凍っています

Yubi ga kōtte imasu.

My fingers are frozen.

びしょ ぬれ です

びしょ濡れです

Bisho nure desu.

I'm soaking wet.

I hope you enjoyed today’s lesson.

Here are a few recommended Japanese lessons to try next!

Mata oai shimashō!

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