Rainwear terminology in different languages

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Rainwear terminology in different languages

Post by Rainwearboy » August 27th, 2010, 9:50 am

Raincoatman came up with an interesting idea: "I am just thinking of an idea. Most of us surfers, are searching for words like "raincoat" and so on in search engines, in English or our native language. Can´t you list what raincoat, mac, rainwear,... is called in different countries. I know that people in for example Finland hesitate to use english on their sites. Maybe there is even more "out there" than even you know about." I think this is a splendid idea, but i need your help. So please translate the following words in your own native language into the boxes. I will then put the translations of the rainwear terminology on my page, thanks for your help !
Please reply and let us know the different terms in your lanuage.
Update on 14.10.2000

English/Australian
mackintosh=Used often
raincoat=Used most of the time
trenchcoat=sometimes used
ridingmac=not used
swingcoat=not used
cape=sometimes used
poncho=sometimes used
rainsuit=not used
souwester=often used
armslits=not used
collar=not used
hood=often used
cire=not used
pvc=often used
polyurethane=sometimes used
latex=sometimes used
rubberised cotton=most used
rubberised satin=sometimes used
rubberised polyester=
plastic=often used
COMMENTS=Slicker describes rubber rainwear of a utilitarian
style in US or Canada

Afrikaans (South African)
mackintosh=reënjas
raincoat=reënjas
trenchcoat=langjas
ridingmac=ryjas
swingcoat=swaaijas
cape=mantel
poncho=ponkoe
rainsuit=reënpak
souwester=reënhoed
armslits=armgat
collar=kraag
hood=kappie
cire=???
pvc=plastiekpolyurethane=??
latex=lateks
rubberised cotton=gerubberiseërde katoen
rubberised satin=gerubberiseërde satyn
rubberised polyester=gerubberiseërde poliester
plastic=plastiek

Norwegian
mackintosh=mackintosh regnfrakk
raincoat=regnjakke, regnkåpe
trenchcoat=trenchcoat, regnfrakk
ridingmac=ridefrakk
swingcoat=???
cape=cape
poncho=poncho
rainsuit=regndress
souwester=sydvest
armslits=???
collar=krage
hood=hette
cire=???
pvc=plast plastikk, pvc
polyurethane=pu/polyuretane
latex=latex gummi
rubberised cotton=gummiert tekstil, gummiert bomull
rubberised satin=gummiert satin
rubberised polyester=gummiert polyester
plastic=plastikk, plast
COMMENTS=Oljebukse thats bibpants made of rubberised cotton

Swedish
mackintosh: regnkappa
raincoat: regnrock
trenchcoat: trenchcoat
ridingmac: ???
swingcoat: ???
cape: poncho
poncho: poncho
rainsuit: regnställ
souwester: sydväst
armslits (for a cape): slitsar (pluralis)
collar: krage
hood: huva / kapuschong
ciré: ???
pvc: pvc
polyurethane (PU): polyurethan
latex: latex
rubberised cotton: ???
rubberised satin: ???
rubberised polyester:???
plastic: plast
Rubber boots: Gummistövlar
Rain Pants: regnbyxor
Rubber: gummi
A swedish word that is very useful is : galon
That is a term for many rubberised materials.

Danish
mackintosh=regnfrakke
raincoat=regnfrakke
trenchcoat=trenchcoat
ridingmac=ridefrakke
swingcoat=swinger
cape=kappe
poncho=regnslag
rainsuit=regnsæt
souwester=sydvest
armslits=armhuller
collar=krave
hood=hætte
cire=
pvc=pvc
polyurethane=polyurethan
latex=latex
rubberised cotton=gummieret bomuld
rubberised satin=gummieret satin
rubberised polyester=gummieret polyester
plastic=plastic
COMMENTS=Pants for rainsuits: regnbukser
Bib pants: smækbukser
Rubber boots: Gummistøvler

english/usa
mackintosh:not used, raincoat
raincoat:raincoat
trenchcoat:trenchcoat
ridingmac:riding raincoat, riding slicker, equestrian raincoat
swingcoat:swingcoat Common in 50's & 60's
cape:cape, raincape, cloak; Rarely seen
poncho:poncho Essential hiking and camping gear
rainsuit:rainsuit, foul weather gear, foul weather suit Common among those who work outdoors, sailors, golfers
souwester:sou'wester, southwester
armslits (for a cape):arm holes
collar:collar
hood:hood, rainhood
ciré:cire
pvc:PVC, vinyl, plastic, polyvinylchloride
polyurethane (PU):polyurethane, PU
latex:
rubberised cotton:rubber backed cotton
rubberised satin:rubber backed satin
rubberised polyester:rubber backed polyester
plastic:plastic, PVC, vinyl, polyvinylchloride
Foul weather gear, suit -2 piece suit with attached hood used in commercial fishing and sailing
Slicker -colloquial term for a fisherman's rainjacket or suit,worn often with a sou'wester. Also a fashion term for a short rainjacket
Rainbonnet -a folding fan shaped plastic hood, tied under the chin.
Bib Overalls -rainpants that come to your armpits
Jumpsuit/Coverall -A one piece rainsuit used commonly for sailing and motorcycling
PVC is a type of plastic. It is the most common plastic used in the world for rainwear. It's chemical name is polyvinylchloride, or just vinyl for short. PVC comes transparent, frosty, embosssed, milky, solid colors and in prints. Clear, frosty milky and white pvc take common household dye very well

Portuguese
mackintosh=capa de chuva
raincoat=capa de chuva
trenchcoat=capa de chuva
ridingmac=
swingcoat=
cape=capa de chuva
poncho=poncho
rainsuit=
souwester=
armslits=capa de chuva
collar=
hood=lenço
cire=ciré
pvc=pvc
polyurethane=
latex=
rubberised cotton=
rubberised satin=
rubberised polyester=
plastic=plastico

Icelandic
mackintosh=Regnkápa
raincoat=Regnkápa
trenchcoat=
ridingmac=Reiðkápa
swingcoat=
cape=Slá
poncho=Poncho
rainsuit=Regngalli
souwester=Regnhattur / Sjóhattur
armslits=
collar=Kragi
hood=Hetta
cire=
pvc=Vynilplast
polyurethane=Uritan
latex=Latex
rubberised cotton=
rubberised satin=
rubberised polyester=
plastic=Plast

GermanFinnish
mackintosh=sadetakki (yleensä kumia)
raincoat=sadetakki
trenchcoat=trenssi, trenchcoat
ridingmac=ratsastajan sadetakki (-viitta)
swingcoat=kääntötakki
cape=sadeviitta, often pyöräilyviitta (often used for cycling)
poncho=poncho
rainsuit=sadeasu
souwester=syydvesti
armslits=käsiaukot
collar=kaulus
hood=huppu
cire=?
pvc=pvc, vinyyli
polyurethane=PU, polyuretaani
latex=lateksi, kumi
rubberised cotton=kumitettu kangas
rubberised satin=kumitettu satiini
rubberised polyester=kumitettu polyesterikangas
plastic=muovi
COMMENTS=rainpants=sadehousut, kurahousut (meaning mud pants, often used for children's rainpants)

French
mackintosh=caoutchouc, imperméable caoutchouté
raincoat=imperméable, manteau de pluie
trenchcoat=trenchcoat
ridingmac=imperméable d'équitation
swingcoat=? ? ? ? ?
cape=cape, pélerine
poncho=poncho
rainsuit=ensemble de pluie
souwester=suroit
armslits=passe-bras
collar=col
hood=capuche, capuchon
cire=ciré
pvc=pvc, plastique
polyurethane=polyuréthane
latex=latex
rubberised cotton=coton caoutchouté
rubberised satin=satin caoutchouté
rubberised polyester=polyester caoutchouté (ou enduit)
plastic=plastique
COMMENTS=In my childhood, a cape was also called "capuchon".
The word "mackintosh" was also used in french.

Dutch
mackintosh: regenmantel
raincoat: regenmantel
trenchcoat: trenchcoat
ridingmac:  ?
swingcoat: ?
cape: cape
poncho: poncho
rainsuit: regenoak
souwester: zuidwester
armslits (for a cape): armopeningen
collar: kraag
hood: capuchon
ciré: lak
pvc: pvc
polyurethane (PU): PU
latex: latex or rubber
rubberised cotton: katoen met rubber bovenlaag
rubberised satin: satijn met rubber bovenlaag
rubberised polyester: polyester met rubber bovenlaag
plastic: plastic
any other rainwear terms i didn't think of ?
Belt =riem
Sleeve=mouw
Zip =rits
Button=knoop

German
mackintosh=
raincoat=regenmantel/regenpellerine
trenchcoat=wettermantel/trenchcoat
ridingmac=
swingcoat=
cape=umhang/cape/
poncho=poncho
rainsuit=regenanzug
souwester=
armslits=armloecher/schlitze
collar=kragen
hood=kaputze
cire=
pvc=vinyl
polyurethane=lack
latex=gummi
rubberised cotton=gummierte baumwolle
rubberised satin=gummierter satin
rubberised polyester=gummiertes polyester
plastic=kunststoff

American english
mackintosh: mackintosh, mack
raincoat: raincoat, rainjacket, rainslicker, slicker
trenchcoat: treanchcoat, trencher, long duster jacket
ridingmac: ridingmackintosh, ridingmack
swingcoat: swingcoat, swingjacket
cape: cape, raincape
poncho: poncho, serrape
rainsuit: rainsuit, rain(-wear-)outfit
souwester: southwester, sou’wester, fisher’s rainhat
armslits (for a cape): arm sleeve slits
collar: collar
hood: hood, rainhood, bucket hood, rainbonnet, bubblehood
ciré: ciré, short duster jacket
pvc: PVC, polyvinyl chloride, vinyl-synthetic rubber fabric
polyurethane (PU): PU, polyurethane, urethane fabric
latex: latex
rubberised cotton: rubberized cotton, rubber-coated cotton
rubberised satin: rubberized satin, rubber-coated satin
rubberised polyester: rubberized polyester, rubber-coated polyester
plastic: plastic fabric
rainhat: a hat for wear in rain, either of (1)a full-brim type, or
(2)a full-thimble type (especially for some boys’/mens’ raincoats) that’s separate from the jacket—having both a visor (for the eyes) & a snap-on neck guard
jockey’s-cap rainslicker: a popular model of raincoat (made by Swell-Wear Industries) that has: (1)a full bubblehood having both a curvy-dipped visor & a snap-on neck guard, (2)elasticized gauntlet-style sleeves, (3)an inner storn flap that’s laid over the chest, & (4)welded pockets (usually 2) that have snaps & a concealed top opening; windjammer rainjacket, stadium raincoat
visored hood: a rainhood haing a visor to protect the eyes, &—usually—also a neck guard; peaked-front hood; duck-billed hood
neckguard: an area at the bottom front of the rainhood which snaps (or fastens) on to cover the neck, where the drawsting is tied onto
raingloves: gloves of rainwear material worn in rain
rainpants: pants of rainwear material, usually part of a rainsuit, worn over regular clothes in rain
rainskirt: rainskirt, raindress, rainapron—a skirt, apron, or full dress (hanging garment) made of rainwear material worn over regular clothes in lower part of body (fron the waist down)in rain, that hangs down over the legs like a skirt
rainboots: rainboots, galoshes
umbrella: umbrella

English/Italian
mackintosh=not used
raincoat=impermeabile (da pioggia)
trenchcoat=impermeabile (like Burberry)
ridingmac=not used
swingcoat=not used
cape=mantella (da pioggia)
poncho=poncho
rainsuit=completo impermeabile (da pioggia)
souwester=not used
armslits=not used
collar=not used
hood=cappuccio
cire=impermeabile (colour) lucido
pvc=often used
polyurethane=sometimes used
latex=sometimes used
rubberised cotton=cotone gommato
rubberised satin=not used
rubberised polyester=not used
plastic=plastica
rain bonnet=fazzoletto impermeabile (used in '60 years)
P.S. words (da pioggia) = nylon polyamid coat

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