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Which word is more commonly used to refer to 't-shirt', remera or camiseta?

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    As the vocabulary for things like clothing and food vary greatly by region, it would be helpful if you could tell us which region's vocabulary interests you (if you know).
    – Flimzy
    Jul 3 '13 at 19:22
  • The way I learnt it was "camiseta". That's how people say it in Spain!! Additionally, "camisa" means "shirt".
    – Tia27
    Feb 5 '15 at 21:14
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Clothing (and meal) is quite region specific. In Argentina "remera" is widely preferred ("camiseta" is used only for underwear, or for sporting clothes that identify a team).

Here is a list by country.

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  • When I was going to buy a "camiseta" in Argentina, turned out the word means pyjamas there. What I wanted was indeed a "remera".
    – Jonik
    Jul 4 '13 at 7:03
  • But +1 especially for including the link, showing there are many more words for T-shirt than just "camiseta" and "remera".
    – Jonik
    Jul 4 '13 at 7:05
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In Spain, you should definitely use camiseta, other options are very uncommon...

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    Also, polo for polo shirt
    – MikMik
    Jul 4 '13 at 7:29
  • In Argentina, "polo shirt" is "chomba" :-)
    – leonbloy
    Jul 4 '13 at 11:47
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In Mexico (at least the regions where I have been), the preferred word for a T-shirt is playera.

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In Chile we wear polera. (Camiseta is underwear and remera is not used).

I have noticed that in the dubbing of some films says franela.

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