List of winter clothes in French

Learn the names of some winter clothes in French with this vocabulary list.

Vocab

une garde-robe wardrobe (content)
un bonnet hat / bonnet
un cache-oreilles a pair of earmuffs
une cagoule open-face balaclava / ski mask
un passe-montagne balaclava / ski mask
une écharpe scarf
les gants gloves
les moufles mittens
les mitaines fingerless gloves
le pull jumper / sweater
le pull-over pullover
le gilet cardigan
un maillot de corps undershirt
la laine wool
le polaire fleece
une doudoune parka
le manteau coat
la fausse fourrure fake fur
un imper(méable) mac / raincoat
une combinaison de ski ski-suit
un pyjama PJs
un collant tights
un legging a pair of leggings
les chaussettes socks
les bottes boots
une couche layer
mettre to put on
enfiler to slip on

Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

AntonioA1Kwiziq community member

Mettre/Porter/Habiller

What is the difference between these three verbs? As far as I can understand, they all mean to dress.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Antonio, 

Just slightly different meanings 

Mettre = To put on

Porter = to wear

Habiller = to dress someone

S'habiller = to dress 

They will be used differently -

e.g.

Aujourdhui il fait très froid, je mets mon gros manteau d' hiver Today it's very cold, I am putting on my big winter coat

If you describe someone you will say -

Elle porte une jupe, un pull et des bottes en cuir She's wearing a skirt, a sweater, and leather boots

You are more likely to use the 's'habiller' for,  to dress -

Ma mère s'habille toujours de manière élégante = My mother always dresses elegantly 

Hope this helps!

 

Mettre/Porter/Habiller

What is the difference between these three verbs? As far as I can understand, they all mean to dress.

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