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Vocabulary in Hindi – Clothes Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Hindi Language

Do you know how to call shirt or Scarf in Hindi?

Clothes are essential items in our daily life and you might be wondering if your vocabulary is good enough to describe these items. So, lets have a revision for those who have already learned these words or verbs and new vocabulary for those who wish to learn them.

Vocabulary related to the clothes and related items in Hindi are:

Dress – पोशाक (Paushaak) or कपडे (kapade)
Skirt – स्कर्ट (Skirt)
Blouse – ब्लाउज (Blouse)
Socks – मोज़े (Maunje)
Shoe – जूता (Juta)
Shoes – जूते (Jute)
Shoelace – फीता (Phita) (फीते – Phite)
Boots – जूते (Jute)
Sandals – जूती (Juti)
High heels Sandals – ऊँची एड़ी की जूती (Ucchi aedi ki jutien)
Slipper – चप्पल (Chappal)
Slippers – चप्पलें (Chappalen)
Leather Jacket – चमड़े की जैकेट (Chamade ki jacket)
Glove – दस्ताना (Dastaana)
Gloves – दस्ताने (Dastaane)
Vest – बनयान (Banyaan)
Underpants – जांघिया (Jaanghiya)
Knickers – कच्छा (Kaccha)
Bra – चोली (Choli)
Swimming costume – तैराकी की पोशाक (Taeraki ki pauschak)
Pyjamas (origin Hindi!) – पाजामा (Pyjama)
Hat – टोपी (Topi)
Cap – टोपी (Topi)
Scarf – दुपट्टा (Duppata)
Coat – कोट (Coat)
Overcoat – ओवरकोट (Overcoat)
Jacket – जैकेट (Jaket)
Trousers (a pair of trousers) – पतलून (Patloon) or पेंट (Pent)
Suit – सूट (Suit)
Shorts – कच्छा (Kaccha)
Jeans – जीन्स (Jeans)
Shirt – कमीज़ (Kameez)
Tie – टाई (Tie)
T-shirt – टीशर्ट (T-shirt)
Raincoat – रेनकोट (Raincoat)
Pullover – स्वेटर (Sweater)
Sweater – स्वेटर (Sweater)

Other important words or verbs related to clothes:

to wear – पहनना (Pehnna)
to put on – पहनना (Pehnna),
to take off – उतारना (Utaarna)
to get dressed – कपडे पहनना (Kapade pehnna)
to get undressed – कपडे उतारना (Kapade utaarna)

tight – तंग (tang)
loose – ढीला (Dhila)

button – बटन (button)
cloth – कपड़ा (Kapada)
Thread – धागा (Dhaaga)
Sewing – सिलाई (Silaai)
Knitting – बुनाई (Bunaai)

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. suresh:

    प्रिय नितिन जी ,

    नमस्कार ,

    कमीज़ ( kameez) shirt
    दुपट्टा (dupatta) scarf



    Thank you.

    An online Hindi tutor
    ref; http://www.Ispeakhindi.com

  2. Sharita:

    Namaste Nitin,
    Today I stumbled upon your blog. Thank you! I teach myself Hindi and this is a great resource for me. Keep up the good work.

  3. shivam panday:

    like this

  4. shivam panday:

    namaste ji