Quick answer
"Clothing" is a noun which is often translated as "la ropa", and "apparel" is a noun which is also often translated as "la ropa". Learn more about the difference between "clothing" and "apparel" below.
clothing(
klo
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thihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothes)
a. la ropa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The earthquake victims are in need of food, clothing, and blankets.Las víctimas del terremoto necesitan comida, ropa y frazadas.
b. la vestimenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I recognized him by his outlandish clothing.Lo reconocí por su vestimenta estrafalaria.
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apparel(
uh
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peh
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ruhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. la ropa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rap singer is releasing his own brand of apparel this fall.El cantante de rap está lanzando su propia marca de ropa este otoño.
b. el atuendo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The employees are required to wear the company's apparel with their logo.Se requiere que los empleados usen el atuendo de la compañía con el logotipo.
c. el atavío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A lady's apparel was much richer in the past, though not as varied as modern wardrobe.El atavío de una dama solía ser más suntuoso en el pasado, aunque no tan variado como el vestuario moderno.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(to clothe)
a. ataviar
A chronicler of the time wrote: "In those processions the images of the saints are appareled in rich clothes inlaid with precious stones."Un cronista de la época escribió: "En esas procesiones las imágenes de los santos aparecen ataviadas con ricas vestiduras incrustadas de piedras preciosas".
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