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10 Common Clothing Item Names in Hindi and English

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Clothing is a true reflection of an individual's personality, and we use different kinds of clothes in different seasons. Here we will discuss the names of some basic clothing items in the Hindi language. There are some clothes that have an English name but have no word in Hindi; such terms have been excluded. Originally the Hindi is written in Devnagari script but the Hindi names for the clothing items in this article have also been provided in the Roman script for the ease of understanding of English readers.

Hindi words for different clothes alongwith English meanings

Clothing Name in EnglishClothing Name in Hindi(Roman letters)Clothing Name in Hindi(Devnagari script)

1. Shirt

Kameez

कमीज़

2. Trouser

Pajama

पायजामा

3. Socks

Jurabe

जुराबे

4. Gloves

Dastane

दस्ताने

5. Half Pant

Nikkar

निक्कर

6. Handkerchief

Rumaal

रूमाल

7. Scarf

Dupatta

दुपट्टा

8. Towel

Toliya

तोलिया

9. Vest

Baniyan

बनियान

10. Uniform

Vardi

वर्दी

The Hindi word for "cloth" is "kapraa."

1. Shirt

The Hindi name for shirt is kameez. It is written as कमीज़ in Hindi.

Shirt|Kameez|कमीज़

Shirt|Kameez|कमीज़

2. Trousers

A pair of trousers is called pajama in Hindi. It is written as पायजामा in Hindi.

Trouser|Pajama|पायजामा

Trouser|Pajama|पायजामा

3. Socks

The Hindi name for socks is jurabe. It is written as जुराबे in Hindi.

Socks|Jurabe|जुराबे

Socks|Jurabe|जुराबे

4. Gloves

The Hindi meaning of the word gloves is dastane. It is written as दस्ताने in Hindi.

Gloves|Dastane|दस्ताने

Gloves|Dastane|दस्ताने

5. Half Pant

Shorts, or half pants, are called nikkar in Hindi. It is written as निक्कर in Hindi.

Half Pant|Nikkar|निक्कर

Half Pant|Nikkar|निक्कर

6. Handkerchief

The name for handkerchief in Hindi is rumaal. It is written as रूमाल in Hindi.

Handkerchief|Rumaal|रूमाल

Handkerchief|Rumaal|रूमाल

7. Scarf

The Hindi name for scarf is dupatta.It is written as दुपट्टा in Hindi.

Scarf|Dupatta|दुपट्टा

Scarf|Dupatta|दुपट्टा

8. Towel

The towel is called toliya in Hindi. It is written as तोलिया in Hindi.

Towel|Toliya|तोलिया

Towel|Toliya|तोलिया

9. Vest

The name for vest in Hindi is baniyan. It is written as बनियान in Hindi.

Vest|Baniyan|बनियान

Vest|Baniyan|बनियान

10. Uniform

The Hindi meaning of the word uniform is vardi. It is written as वर्दी in Hindi.

Uniform|Vardi|वर्दी

Uniform|Vardi|वर्दी

It's the quiz time!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the Hindi name for the shirt?
    • Vardi
    • Baniyan
    • Kameez
  2. What would you call a towel in Hindi?
    • Ghagra
    • Rumaal
    • Toliya
  3. The handkerchief is called dupatta in Hindi.
    • True
    • False
  4. The Hindi name for the vest is baniyan.
    • True
    • False
  5. .................... is the Hindi name for the gloves.(Fill in the blanks)
    • Dastane
    • Rumaal
    • Nikkar
  6. The socks are called ................... in Hindi.( Fill in the blanks)
    • Nikkar
    • Rumaal
    • Jurabe

Answer Key

  1. Kameez
  2. Toliya
  3. False
  4. True
  5. Dastane
  6. Jurabe

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Sourav Rana

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