Clothes in Japanese

Knowing some words for clothes in Japanese can be useful for all kinds of situations. After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to describe what you need to suit the weather, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in Japanese.

If you’re traveling in Japan on vacation it’s likely you’ll be more dependent on the weather, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time outside. You'll enjoy yourself a lot more if you have the appropriate clothing! What’s the Japanese word for raincoat? How do you explain that you’re hot, and you need a hat? Listen to the native-speaker’s pronunciation and practice saying the Japanese words aloud until you feel confident. Let’s get started…

How to pronounce clothes in Japanese

Traditional Japanese clothes

If you are lucky to have some good weather you might also need…

Japanese facemasks

If the weather is no good, you may want to say that you are boiling hot, freezing cold, wet or miserable. Here are some useful sentences…

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