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This Spanish I unit will be popular with your clothes-crazy teens


Language Arts  


11, 12  

Title – Clothes Unit in Spanish
By – J.D. Meyer
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – Spanish 2 – HS or College

Outline of Clothes Unit in Spanish:

  1. Vocabulary
    1. Nouns (16)
    2. Verbs (12)
    3. Adjectives (12, 6 pair )
    4. Colors (15)
  2. Bell Ringer Questions (2 pair)
  3. Translate Sentences
    1. English Sentences (10)
    2. Spanish Sentences (10)
  4. Answer Key
    1. From English to Spanish (10)
    2. From Spanish to English (10)
  5. Footnote (3)

I. Vocabulary:

  1. Nouns:
    1. pants los pantalones
    2. t-shirt la camiseta
    3. shoes los zapatos
    4. belt el cinturon
    5. shorts los calzoncillos
    6. sneakers los tenis
    7. socks los calcetines
    8. cap la cachuca
    9. shirt la camisa
    10. jeans los jeans
    11. jacket la chaqueta
    12. coat el abrigo
    13. dress el vestido
    14. skirt la falda
    15. blouse la blusa
    16. earring el arete
  2. Verbs:
    English/Spanish Basic
    1. wear vestir
    2. have tener X
    3. buy comprar
    4. sell vender
    5. take off tomar de
    6. put on ponerse
    7. lose perder
    8. find encontrar
    9. like gustar X
    10. love (a thing) encantar X
    11. jacket la chaqueta X
    12. want querer
  3. Adjectives:

    All adjectives – including the colors in the next section – are listed with the masculine “-o” ending, but they can end in the feminine “-a” ending too.

  4. Colors:
    1. red rojo
    2. yellow amarillo
    3. blue azul
    4. orange naranjado
    5. green verde
    6. purple morador
    7. black negro
    8. white blanco
    9. brown café
    10. dark oscuro
    11. light claro
    12. pink rosado
    13. grey gris
    14. gold oro
    15. silver plata

II. Bell Ringers:

1a. What are you wearing today?
1b. Que traes puesto hoy?

2a. What is the student on your left (right) wearing?
2b. Que trae puesto el estudiante esta a tu izquierda (derecha)?

III. Translate Sentences:

  1. Translate these English Sentences into Spanish:.
    1. I want to buy a jacket.
    2. Joe likes his old blue jeans.
    3. Where is my dark purple T-shirt?
    4. Put on your coat. It’s cold!
    5. Tomorrow will be warm. Make sure you have some clean shorts.
    6. I am wearing………..(Answers will vary.)
    7. Gabriella has a pretty skirt today.
    8. Mr. Meyer loves his Chinese yin-yang earring.
    9. I have cat hair on my black slacks.
    10. A Tyler ISD teacher handbook (librito) tells its male employees to wear socks.
  2. Translate these Spanish Sentences into English:
    1. Donde estan mis botas viejas?
    2. Compro los calecetines negros otra vez.
    3. Estos zapatos estan sucios.
    4. Citi Trends vende la ropa moderna para la gente joven.
    5. Quiero lavar mis pantalones oscuros del trabajo.
    6. Estoy vestiendo jeans azules, abrigo café claro, una camisa con rayas de azul y cafe, y tenis blancos y negro con rayas azules.
    7. Esta jovencita esta vestiendo ropa azul claro por deportes.
    8. Me gusta vestir camisetas con mucho colores debajo de unas camisa solidas por trabajo.
    9. Tomas de tu cachuca en la escuela; vistes un cinturon con los jeans mas sueltos.
    10. Nuestros directores nos dicen no visten la ropa por las pandilleros (gangsters).

IV. Answer Key for Spanish Unit on Clothes Translation Sentences:

  1. To Spanish from English:
    1. Quiero comprar un chaquete.
    2. Joe le gusta su jeans azul y viejo.
    3. Donde esta mi camiseta morador oscura?
    4. Se pone tu abrigo. Tiene frio!
    5. Manana sera caluroso. Estas seguro que tienes unos calzoncillos limpios.
    6. Estoy vestiendo…
    7. Hoy Gabriella tiene una falda bonita.
    8. Mr. Meyer le encanta su arête chino yin-yang.
    9. Tengo pelo de los gatos en mis pantalones negras.
    10. Una librito de Tyler ISD le dicen sus empleados hombres vestir las calcetinas.
  2. To English from Spanish:
    1. Where are my old boots?
    2. I bought some black socks again.
    3. Those shoes are dirty.
    4. Citi Trends sells modern clothes for young people.
    5. I want to wash my dark slacks for work.
    6. I am wearing blue jeans, a light brown (tan/alazan) coat, a shirt with blue and brown stripes, and white and black shoes with blue stripes.
    7. That young lady/woman is wearing light blue clothes for sports.
    8. I like to wear T-shirts of many colors underneath my solid (colored) shirts for work.
    9. Take off your cap in the school; wear a belt with those too loose jeans.
    10. Our principals tell us not to wear clothing for gangsters.

V. Footnote:

  • Opposites frequently turn-up in vocabulary, and this clothes unit is no exception. The adjectives section seems to show the most opposite pairs of words, such as “new/old,” “pretty/ugly,” etc. When we deal with pairs of opposites, we learn two words simultaneously.
  • A few of the basic verbs, as well as the colors, would be taught much earlier.
  • Sketches of people wearing each of the articles of clothing would be one way to deal with the clothes/nouns section.

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