How to say 「着る」と「脱ぐ」 in English

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Yuki put on this lovely necklace this morning. She always wears nice jewelry!

Photo Credit: Yuki Kuramitsu Jewelry on Facebook & Etsy

How to say 「着る」と「脱ぐ」 in English

Getting dressed and undressed in English is so much easier than in Japanese. That’s because you only need to know three basic verbs in English.

First of all, we use put on. Put on means 「着る」 in English and can be used for everything you put on your body. Put on is an action. Put on is the action of putting something on your body.

  • You can put on a dress, put on a suit, put on a shirt, and put on
  • You can also put on socks, put on underwear, put on a T-shirt, or put on
  • You can also put on your shoes, put on a belt, put on a hat, and put on a watch.
  • You can even put on make up, put on a ring, put on a necklace, and put on

Next, after you put it on, you wear it. Wear is a state, not an action. We usually use wear to talk about situations. For example:

  • I usually wear a suit to work every day, but today I am wearing
  • Yuki wears very nice jewelry.
  • Tom looks good when he wears his uniform.
  • I think Jane wears too much makeup.

Lastly, you can use take off. Take off means 「脱ぐ」 in English and can be used for everything you remove from your body. Take off is also an action. Take off is the action of removing something from your body.

  • You can take off a dress, take off a suit, take off a shirt, and take off
  • You can also take off socks, take off underwear, take off a T-shirt, or take off
  • You can also take off your shoes, take off a belt, take off a hat, and take off a watch.
  • You can even take off make up, take off a ring, take off a necklace, and take off

I hope this was a helpful English lesson. If you have any questions, or would like my help to make your English sound more natural, I teach private English lessons in my office on Madison and 40th Street, and on Skype. Feel free to send me a message here.