Quick answer
"Jacket" is a noun which is often translated as "la chaqueta", and "waistcoat" is a noun which is often translated as "el chaleco". Learn more about the difference between "jacket" and "waistcoat" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (casual clothing)
a. la chaqueta
(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).
Take a light jacket in case it gets chilly in the evening.Llévense una chaqueta liviana por si refresca de noche.
b. la campera
(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).
(River Plate)
Down jackets are too warm for Miami.Las camperas de pluma son demasiado abrigadas para Miami.
c. la chamarra
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I want to get a leather jacket like John Travolta's in "Grease."Me quiero comprar una chamarra de cuero como la de John Travolta en "Grease".
d. la cazadora
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
How do you like my new bomber jacket?¿Qué te parece mi nueva cazadora bomber?
2. (formal clothing)
a. la chaqueta
(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).
Linen jackets are great for this time of the year.Las chaquetas de lino son ideales para esta época del año.
b. el saco
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Ben was wearing a tweed jacket.Ben llevaba un saco de tweed.
c. la americana
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I wear a black jacket and a tie to go to the office.Uso una americana negra y corbata para ir a la oficina.
3. (cover)
a. la sobrecubierta
(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).
(of a book)
The author's photo appears on the book's jacket.La foto del autor aparece en la sobrecubierta del libro.
b. la funda
(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).
(of a record)
The LP's jacket was designed as an ode to the eighties.La funda del LP fue diseñada en el espíritu de los ochenta.
c. la camisa
(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).
(of a boiler)
The boiler jacket is rusted.La camisa del calentador está oxidada.
4. (potato skin) (United Kingdom)
a. la piel
(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'm going to bake potatoes in their jackets as a side dish.Voy a asar papas con piel como guarnición.
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waistcoat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing) (United Kingdom)
a. el chaleco
(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).
Harold took out a handkerchief from the pocket of his waistcoat.Harold sacó un pañuelo del bolsillo de su chaleco.
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