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"Disfraz" is a noun which is often translated as "costume", and "traje" is a noun which is often translated as "suit". Learn more about the difference between "disfraz" and "traje" below.
disfraz(
dees
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frahs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (clothing)
a. costume
Me compré un disfraz de bruja para usar en la fiesta de esta noche.I bought a witch costume to wear at tonight's party.
¿Qué disfraz te vas a poner en Halloween?What costume will you wear for Halloween?
2. (false appearance)
a. disguise
Se sirvió de un disfraz de camarera para perpetrar robos en distintos hoteles.She used the disguise of a maid to perpetrate robberies in different hotels.
3. (pretense)
a. front
Su aparente seguridad es solo un disfraz para ocultar su indecisión.His apparent self-confidence is just a front to mask his indecision.
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traje(
trah
-
heh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (clothing)
a. suit
Ponte el traje oscuro para ir al funeral.Wear your dark suit to the funeral.
b. dress
Me compré un traje largo para la boda.I bought a long dress for the wedding.
c. garb (regional)
La clase entera se vistió en el traje tradicional andino para el baile.The entire class dressed in traditional Andean garb for the dance.
d. costume (theater)
Los trajes de esta obra son tan detallados y preciosos.The costumes in this play are so detailed and beautiful.
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