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How to say Dress In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
服ふく
Pronunciation: fuku
How to Say It Outloud: Fuku
Usage: Commonly used to refer to clothing in general but can also mean dress in a broader sense.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女は新しい服を着ています。
Example Sentence English:She is wearing a new dress.
Katakana
ドレス
Pronunciation: doresu
How to Say It Outloud: Doresu
Usage: Specifically used to refer to a western-style dress.
Example Sentence Japanese:パーティーのために新しいドレスを買いました。
Example Sentence English:I bought a new dress for the party.
KanjiHiragana
衣装いしょう
Pronunciation: ishou
How to Say It Outloud: Ishou
Usage: Can refer to costumes or formal dresses.
Example Sentence Japanese:結婚式のために美しい衣装を着ました。
Example Sentence English:She wore a beautiful dress for the wedding.

Dictionary

身なりみなりCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • dress; attire; clothing; getup; outfit; personal appearance
服装ふくそうCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • attire; dress; clothes; clothing; costume; garb
Wikipedia definition
  • Costume
ドレスドレスCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • dress
Wikipedia definition
  • Dress
服ふくCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • clothes (esp. Western clothes); clothing; dress; costume; suit; outfit
Counter
  • counter for doses of medicine, gulps of tea, puffs of a cigarette, etc.
ワンピースワンピースCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • dress
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • one-piece (e.g. swimsuit)
装いよそおいCommon word
Noun
  • dress; outfit; equipment; makeup; adornment; guise; get-up
身支度みじたく
Noun
  • dress; outfit; getup
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • to dress oneself; to outfit oneself
姿すがたCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • figure; form; shape
Noun
  • appearance; dress; guise
Noun
  • state; condition; picture; image
Noun
  • form (of a waka)
Noun, used as a suffix
  • dressed in ...; wearing ...
出で立ちいでたち
Noun
  • dress; outfit
礼服れいふくCommon word
Noun
  • formal dress; ceremonial dress; morning dress; evening dress; dress suit
着せるきせるCommon wordjlpt-n2
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to put clothes on (someone); to dress; to clothe
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to cover; to coat; to plate; to gild; to veneer
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to pin (e.g. a crime on someone); to lay (blame); to charge (with an offence); to give (a bad name); to remind someone of (their indebtedness)
衣装いしょうCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • clothing; costume; outfit; garment; dress
装うよそおうCommon word
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to dress (oneself in); to attire oneself in; to adorn; to decorate
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to pretend; to feign; to affect; to disguise oneself as
YシャツワイシャツCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • (formal) shirt; dress shirt; business shirt; button-up shirt
正装せいそうCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • full dress; formal dress; uniform
Wikipedia definition
  • Formal wear
ウエアウェアCommon word
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • wear; clothing; dress
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • ware; goods
Wikipedia definition
  • Ware
着飾るきかざるCommon wordjlpt-n1
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to dress up
洒落るしゃれるCommon wordjlpt-n1
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to dress stylishly
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to joke; to play on words
結うゆうCommon word
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to do up (hair); to dress; to arrange
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to tie; to bind; to fasten; to make (a fence)
衣紋えもん
Noun
  • dress; clothes; drapery

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