Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Today's WOTD is: "camiseta" = T-shirt

In Spanish, “camiseta” is a feminine noun of Celtic/ Latin origin, the main meaning of which is T-shirt.

Besides the above main meaning, in Spanish, the noun “camiseta” may also be used to refer to:
  • Sportswear (shirt/ jersey/ strip);
  • Female clothing (top);
  • Underwear (vest/ undershirt);
  • Loyalty (Mexico);

Some expressions with the word “camiseta” are:
  • Apego a la camiseta (team loyalty/ love for the colours);
  • Cambiar de camiseta (to change sides/ turncoat);
  • Camiseta de algodón (cotton T-shirt);
  • Camiseta de manga corta (short sleeved vest/ undershirt);
  • Camiseta de manga larga (long sleeved vest/ undershirt);
  • Camiseta de tirantes (singlet/ A-shirt/ tank top);
  • Camiseta estampada (patterned T-shirt);
  • Sudar la camiseta (to work really hard -in sports competitions);

An example of the use of the word "camiseta" is:
  • ¡Hay que ver lo que hacen a lgunos por apego a la camiseta! (it is amazing what some people do for the love of the colours/ loyalty to the team)
  • El muy cobarde cambió de camiseta (the big coward changed sides);
  • Esa camiseta de algodón es muy amplia (that cotton T-shirt is very wide);
  • En verano, llevo camisetas de manga corta o camisetas de tirantes (in summer I wear T-shirts or singlets/ A-shits/ tank tops);
  • En invierno, llevo camisetas de manga larga (in winter I wear long sleeved vests);
  • Esa camiseta estampada es muy bonita (that patterned T-shirt is very nice);
  • Para conseguir el ascenso hay que sudar la camiseta (to achieve promotion, you have to work really hard);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "camiseta" in the YouTube clip: Aficionado roba camiseta a Messi | Argentina vsColombia 0-0 Eliminatorias 07-06-201

For more on the word "camiseta", visit: Wordreference.com/es/ Camiseta

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “camiseta” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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