Clothes - winter / Les vêtements d'hiver (v)

Useful French list of winter clothes

Vocab

Un bonnet A hat / bonnet
Un cache-oreilles A pair of earmuffs
Une cagoule A hood
Un passe-montagne A balaclava
Une écharpe A scarf
Les gants Gloves
Les moufles Mitts
Les mitaines Mittens
Le pull The jumper
Le pull-over The pullover
Le gilet The cardigan
Un maillot de corps An undershirt
La laine Wool
Le polaire Fleece
Une doudoune A parka
Le manteau The coat
Un imper(méable) A mac / raincoat
Une combinaison de ski A ski-suit
Un pyjama PJs
Les collants Tights
Un legging A pair of leggings
Les chaussettes Socks
Les bottes Boots
Une couche A 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 8 months 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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