French clothing vocabulary

French lesson 12 of vocabulary: French clothing vocabulary

French clothing vocabulary


The lexicon of clothes and accessories is very important in French. Indeed, it is widely used by Francophones. At the beginner level (A1 level), this is one of the first things to learn and master. The video below will teach you the vocabulary of clothes and accessories in French:

Thanks to this video, you will learn the main clothes and accessories in French. To learn the vocabulary of clothes and accessories well, repeat after the teacher. When the teacher says “une veste”, say “une veste”, when the teacher says “un t-shirt”, say “un t-shirt”, etc., up to “un sac à main”. This way, you will be able to understand them well orally and to pronounce them well in French. To do this correctly, watch the video several times, repeating each item of clothing and each accessory aloud after the teacher.

To fully understand the written vocabulary of clothing and accessories and to write it well in French, copy the list below several times. Use the images in the video to help you understand the meaning of each item of clothing and accessories. Here is the list of clothes and accessories shown in the video (in chronological order):


Les vêtements :


- une veste
- un t-shirt
- un manteau
- un pull
- une chemise
- un short
- un pantalon
- une robe
- une jupe


Les sous-vêtements :


- un caleçon
- des chaussettes
- une culotte
- un soutien-gorge
- des collants


Les accessoires :


- une casquette
- un chapeau
- des chaussures
- des gants
- des lunettes
- un parapluie
- une ceinture
- un sac à main


For convenience, below is the list of the parts of the body and the face featured in the video (in chronological order) with the English translation:


Les vêtements = Clothes:


- une veste = a jacket
- un t-shirt = a T-shirt
- un manteau = a coat
- un pull = a sweater
- une chemise = a shirt
- un short = shorts
- un pantalon = trousers
- une robe = a dress
- une jupe = a skirt


Les sous-vêtements = Underwears:


- un caleçon = underpants (boxer shorts)
- des chaussettes = socks
- une culotte = panties
- un soutien-gorge = a bra
- des collants = tights


Les accessoires = The accessories:


- une casquette = a cap
- un chapeau = a hat
- des chaussures = shoes
- des gants = gloves
- des lunettes = glasses
- un parapluie = an umbrella
- une ceinture = a belt
- un sac à main = a handbag


To deepen this French vocabulary lesson on clothes and accessories, you can study the French course: learn to describe a person.


Once you have successfully mastered this vocabulary lesson on clothes and accessories in French, you can move on to the next lexicon lesson:


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