10 Words for Getting Stylish with Fashion in Chinese (Part One)

Over the last few weeks we’ve focused a lot on technology, and got a great response from both the technology news and hacking news keyword articles, but today we’re going to switch it up a bit. Here we have some Chinese words related to fashion that are essential if you are to read fashion related news and texts in Chinese.

We’re also trying something new for this post – in addition to including the keywords, definitions and real-word news snippets as we always do, this time we are also including examples of spoken-Chinese sentences too. So you not only get a look at how these words are used in formal situations, but also how you might use the words when speaking to a friend in general conversation. Please let us know what you think of the article in the comments!

10 words for getting stylish with fashion in Chinese (Part One)

時尚 (时尚)

Pinyin: shí shàng
English: fashion

Example:

News Sample

參加時尚派對,要依據主辦單位的dress code去做變化

参加时尚派对,要依据主办单位的dress code去做变化

cān jiā shí shàng pài duì, yào yī jù zhŭ bàn dān wèi de dress code qù zuò biàn huà

When attending a fashion party, you should follow the organisers dress code

Spoken Chinese Sample

他很時尚

他很时尚

tā hěn shí shàng

He’s very fashionable

(note: Fashion should be a noun, but it is often used as an adjective in Chinese.)

品牌(品牌)

Pinyin: pǐn pái
English: brand

Example

News Sample

Coach所特有的美式設計,精湛的皮革制造技術以及周到細致的服務,也成為受顧客歡迎的品牌的特色

Coach所特有的美式设计,精湛的皮革制造技术以及周到细致的服务,也成为受顾客欢迎的品牌的特色

Coach suǒ tè yǒu de měi shì shè jì, jīng zhàn de pí gé zhì zào jì shù yǐ jí zhōu dào xì zhì de fú wù, yě chéng wéi shòu gù kè huān yíng de pǐn pái de tè sè

Coach’s unique American design style, skillful leather manufacturing technique and detailed and delicate service has become a feature of the brand that is welcomed by customers.

Spoken Chinese Sample

LV 是全世界最有名的品牌之一

LV 是全世界最有名的品牌之一

LV shì quán shì jiè zuì yǒu míng de pǐn pái zhī yī

LV is one of the most famous brands in the world

設計感(设计感)

Pinyin: shè jì gǎn
English: design sense

Example:

News Sample

簡約卻富有設計感的洋裝造型,如果配上自然的直髮,應該也會很有特色

简约却富有设计感的洋装造型,如果配上自然的直发,应该也会很有特色

jiǎn yuē què fù yǒu shè jì gǎn de yáng zhuāng zào xíng, rú guǒ pèi shàng zì rán de zhí fǎ, yīng gāi yě huì hěn yǒu tè sè

A dress that is simple but full of design sense, when matched with straight hair, will be full of character

Spoken Chinese Sample

蘋果公司產品的外觀都非常的有設計感

苹果公司产品的外观都非常的有设计感

píng guǒ gōng sī chǎn pǐn de wài guān dōu fēi cháng de yǒu shè jì gǎn

Apple products really give a sense of design

款式(款式)

Pinyin: kuǎn shì
English: Style

Example

News Sample

鞋面上鑲鑽程現bling bling感的款式是不出錯的派對鞋款

鞋面上镶钻程现bling bling感的款式是不出错的派对鞋款

xié miàn shàng xiāng zuàn chéng xiàn bling bling gǎn de kuǎn shì shì bú chū cuò de pài duì xié kuǎn

Shoes with inlaid diamonds produce a ‘bling bling’ style that is perfect for a party

Spoken Chinese Sample

在百貨公司可以看到各式各樣不同款式的衣服

在百货公司可以看到各式各样不同款式的衣服

zài bǎi huò gōng sī kě yǐ kàn dào gè shì gè yàng bù tóng kuǎn shì de yī fú

In the department store, you can find clothes of many different styles

風格(风格)

Pinyin: fēng gé
English: style

Example

News Sample

創造出迷人的時髦嘻皮風格

创造出迷人的时髦嘻皮风格

chuàng zào chū mí rén de shí máo xī pí fēng gé

Create a charming and trendy hippy-style

Spoken Chinese Sample

Duffy 唱歌很有個人獨特風格

Duffy 唱歌很有个人独特风格

Duffy chàng gē hěn yǒu gè rén dú tè fēng gé

Duffy sings with her own unique style

有型(有型)

Pinyin: yǒu xíng
English: stylish

Example

News Sample

在首席創意總監 Christopher Bailey 近十年來的積極改造之下,品牌越發年輕活潑卻個性有型

在首席创意总监 Christopher Bailey 近十年来的积极改造之下,品牌越发年轻活泼却个性有型

zài shǒu xí chuàng yì zǒng jiān Christopher Bailey jìn shí nián lái de jī jí gǎi zào zhī xià, pǐn pái yuè fā nián qīng huó pō què gè xìng yǒu xíng

Following the active transformation by Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey over the last decade, the brand has become younger and lively but while still remaining stylish

Spoken Chinese Sample

她今天的打扮很有型

她今天的打扮很有型

tā jīn tiān de dǎ bàn hěn yǒu xíng

The way she is dressed today is very stylish

造型(造型)

Pinyin: zào xíng
English: styling

Example

News Sample

簡單穿個T恤牛仔褲是最舒服的夏日造型

简单穿个T恤牛仔裤是最舒服的夏日造型

jiǎn dān chuān ge T xù niú zǎi kù shì zuì shū fú de xià rì zào xíng

Simply wearing a T-shirt and jeans is the most comfortable summer style

Spoken Chinese Sample

上班族每天的造型都差不多

上班族每天的造型都差不多

shàng bān zú měi tiān de zào xíng dōu chā bù duō

Office workers’ dress styling is the same every day

流行感/時髦感 (流行感/时髦感)

Pinyin: liú xíng gǎn / shí máo gǎn
English: fashion sense; sense of fashion

Example

News Sample

復古飾品 再現流行感

复古饰品 再现流行感

fù gŭ shì pǐn zài xiàn liú xíng gǎn

Retro accessories once again display a sense of fashion

Spoken Chinese Sample

當你穿上香奈兒的外套會增添貴婦氣質及流行感

当你穿上香奈儿的外套会增添贵妇气质及流行感

dāng nǐ chuān shàng xiāng nài ér de wài tào huì zēng tiān guì fù qì zhí jí liú xíng gǎn

When you put on the Chanel jacket, it will increase your elegancy and sense of fashion

魅力(魅力)

Pinyin: mèi lì
English: glamour

Example

News Sample

有如可可色調的眼妝與雙唇,散發著都會成熟女子獨有的魅力

有如可可色调的眼妆与双唇,散发著都会成熟女子独有的魅力

yǒu rú kě kě sè diào de yǎn zhuāng yŭ shuāng chún, sàn fā zhe dū huì chéng shóu nǚ zi dú yǒu de mèi lì

coco tinged eye make-up and lips, emit the glamour of a mature cosmopolitan woman

Spoken Chinese Sample

無法抵擋的魅力

无法抵挡的魅力

wú fǎ dǐ dǎng de mèi lì

an irresistible glamour

性感(性感)

Pinyin: xìng gǎn
English: sexy

Example

News Sample

想要俏皮帶性感的感覺,就利用一件式的長T恤,露出長腿

想要俏皮带性感的感觉,就利用一件式的长T恤,露出长腿

xiǎng yào qiào pí dài xìng gǎn de gǎn jué, jiù lì yòng yī jiàn shì de cháng T xù, lòu chū cháng tuǐ

If you want a sexy and saucy style, just wear a one-piece long T-shirt and reveal your long legs

Spoken Chinese Sample

大多宅男覺得護士服很性感

大多宅男觉得护士服很性感

dà duō zhái nán jué de hù shì fú hěn xìng gǎn

Many otaku boys think a nurse’s dress is very sexy

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