This post is devoted to learning vocabulary on the different common materials of which many things we use are made of.
KINDS OF METAL:
ALLOY, ALUMINIUM, BRASS, BRONZE, COPPER, GOLD, IRON, LEAD, SILVER, STEEL, ZINC...
KINDS OF MATERIAL/FABRICS/CLOTH FOR CLOTHES:
ACRYLIC, CASHMERE, COTTON, CORDUROY, DENIM, FLANNEL, LACE, LEATHER, LINEN, NYLON, POLYESTER, SILK, SUEDE, WOOL...
KINDS OF MATERIAL FOR CONSTRUCTION-BUILDERS & TECHNOLOGY:
BRICKS, CARBONFIBRE, CEMENT, CERAMIC, CONCRETE, FIBERGLASS, GLASS, MARBLE, METAL, PLASTER, PLASTIC, RUBBER, STONE, WAX, WOOD...
Check a complete list of materials with their Spanish equivalents HERE.
- SUFFIX -EN MAKES AN ADJECTIVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT THINGS ARE MADE OF:
- It's a wooden house.
- It's a golden bracelet.
- It's a woolen pullover.
When describing things apart from saying what they're made of you can also refer to the shape they are. To check on English vocabulary of SHAPES, click HERE.