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|Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]|
/ textiles, clothing
|Spanish term or phrase: felpa|
|describing an article of clothing someone was wearing as a "jersey" made of "felpa". is jersey a sweater? and what's felpa? |
written in Spain.
|English translation:see possibilities|
Interesting question. I think it can refer to more than one thing. The D.R.A.E. says "felpa" is:
1. (De or. inc.) f. Tejido de seda, algodón, etc., que tiene pelo por el haz.
That kind of supports the "plush" idea, but you won't find a whole lot of references to a "plush sweater." "Pelo", however, can translate as "pìle", and there are quite a lot of references to "pile sweater," pictures included:
Snug Fleeces and Sweaters
Jacquard Pile Sweater
This also supports the idea of "fleece".
Tejido Fantasía Novelty
Tejido Felpa Fleece
Tejido Flocado Flocked
My Collins says that “plush” is used when “felpa” refers to a carpet or furniture, and in fact the link supplied by Daniela lists “shag or plush” for felpa, which to me confirms the carpet thing. In face, Collins lists “terry” for felpa when it refers to towels or shirts, but that sounds kind of funny for a sweater, and a "jersey" IS a sweater (although I did find this reference to a terry sweater, picture included)
Clemson Ladies Terry Sweater
An 85/15 cotton/poly blend creates a terry cloth look and feel on this beautiful pullover sweater.
Also, in Spain, I have seen it used to refer to the material that is used in sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc.----whatever you call that. Maybe you can just use “sweatshirt” to refer to jersey de felpa, although a sweatshirt is normally a “sudadera”; I certainly couldn’t find that exact term (jersey de felpa) on the Internet.
Here are some references supporting the sweatshirt idea.
Por último, el modelo AAC-Sweat es una sudadera de felpa abierta
con cuello redondo, mangas montadas y los pespuntes a contraste. Lleva el ...
felpa blu con collo a polo
POLO NECK SWEAT-SHIRT
SWEAT-SHIRT COL POLO
FELPA CON CUELLO A POLO
SWEAT-SHIRT MIT POLOKRAGEN
Descripción: Sudadera de felpa con capucha de 350g/m2, 80% algodón, 20% polyester. (pictures included)
If I had to choose, I'd probably go for the "pile" or "fleece" options, as those are the ones closest to what the D.R.A.E. says, while still bringing up a lot of hits in Google (unlike plush)--fleece a lot more than pile.
Hope it helps. :-)
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Felpa is "plush" -- a soft, thick fabric. A rather rich looking material, usually.
"jersey" is a knitted sweater or pullover of wool, cotton, rayon, etc., originally called so because of the worsted garments made in Jersey (in the UK, not the state in the US).
Webster's New World Collegiate Dict.