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Lesson 11 - Ropa (Clothes)
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This page: Learn how to describe what you are wearing in Spanish.


How to describe what you are wearing in Spanish

Reading Lesson

"wearing" in Spanish

There are multiple ways to describe what you are wearing in Spanish. The most common verb is llevar which can mean "wear" or "carry." It can be used by itself or with the adjective puesto (literally, "put," but it means sort of like "on" in English). The word puesto needs to agree in number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) with the clothing item. Another verb sometimes used to say "wearing" is usar. It is a regular -ar verb like llevar. Finally, the verb vestir can also be used to describe what someone is wearing. Vestir is an irregular -ir verb, however, so we will save that verb for a future lesson.

  • "She is wearing a red dress."
  • Ella lleva un vestido rojo.
  • Ella lleva puesto un vestido rojo.
  • Ella usa un vestido rojo.


Woman #1

Ella lleva puestos un vestido rojo, un sombrero rojo y zapatos rojos.

Woman #2

Ella usa una falda azul, una blusa blanca y zapatos azules.

Woman #3

Ella lleva una chaqueta verde y amarillo, un pantalón verde, un sombrero verde, botas verdes y guantes verdes.

Man #1

Él lleva un saco gris, un pantalón negro, una corbata verde, zapatos negros y un abrigo café.



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Lesson 11 - Ropa (Clothes)
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