KudoZ home » English to Japanese » Textiles / Clothing / Fashion


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
For term searches and specialty glossaries, please try the new GBK glossaries
14:54 Jan 30, 2009
English to Japanese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: nainsook
Definition from weavers.org.uk:
A lightweight, plain-weave, cotton cloth with a soft finish, although French nainsook has a crisp finish. Sometimes this fabric is made with a closely woven satin or twill stripe forming a corded effect at intervals across the fabric. Often used in the manufacture of lingerie and dresses. The word nainsook comes from the Hindi words nain, meaning eye, and sukh, meaning delight. This fabric dates back to seventeenth century India when it was sometimes called nansook, nyansook or nainsook and was thought to give 'pleasure to the eye'.

Example sentence(s):
  • Nainsook and lawn were made in extra fine, fine and regular cottons with the extra fine nainsook having a silk finish. fabrics.net
  • This simple mode is illustrated in linen with Swiss insertion, edge lace and ribbon-run beading and also in nainsook with Valenciennes lace, insertion, ribbon and beading. vintagevictorian.com
  • The softest and finest fabrics are used for these dresses such as French and Persian lawn, batiste, handkerchief linen and nainsook. smockingstore.com
Glossary-building KudoZ

This question was created by:

This question will remain open until an answer receives the required level of agreement from peers. Submission is still possible.

Summary of translations provided
3 +1ナインソック
Atsuko Tanimura
Mika Regan


Translations offered

9 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1

Definition from own experience or research:

Example sentence(s):
  • もっともソフトで目の細かい生地は、フレンチローンやペルシャンローン、バチスト布、ハンカチーフリネン、ナインソックといったドレスに使われている。 - smockingstore.com  
Atsuko Tanimura
Local time: 01:01
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 8

Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
Yes  lingualabo: 稀にはネインスークと発音されることもあるようですが、日本での用例はナインソックの方が圧倒的に多いです。
5 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

217 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5

Definition from 研究社 リーダーズ:
ネーンスック (一種の薄地綿布;インド原産)

Example sentence(s):
Mika Regan
United States
Local time: 08:01
Native speaker of: Japanese
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

The glossary compiled from Glossary-building KudoZ is made available openly under the Creative Commons "By" license (v3.0). By submitting this form, you agree to make your contribution available to others under the terms of that license.
Creative Commons License

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search