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    Question Is "kaftan" a frequent word for native speakers?

    The 56-year-old, who is hosting a new VH1 reality show Rock of Love Charm School, appeared be carrying a few extra pounds during an outing in Los Angeles yesterday.
    Her outfit didn't seem to do her any favours, with the gaudy animal print kaftan having an altogether unflattering effect.
    Hello! Is "kaftan" a usual and frequent word for native speakers? If yes, I have to take it into my inventory of vocabulary. Or, I'd like to drop it out. Thanks!

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    Re: Is "kaftan" a frequent word for native speakers?

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    hello! Is "kaftan" a usual and frequent word for native speakers? no, not at all
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    Re: Is "kaftan" a frequent word for native speakers?

    Hello 2006,

    Thank you for your answer. I see.

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    Re: Is "kaftan" a frequent word for native speakers?

    In my opinion its one of those words that you can't do without. Its the most efficient single word to use to describe a type of clothing. Is it frequently used? well it depends on whether many people wear this kind of clothing where you live.

    10 years ago in Australia we would hardly use the word describing a particular kind of covering worn by muslim women. Now, its become a more frequently used word.

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    Re: Is "kaftan" a frequent word for native speakers?

    I think "ebay" plays a role in making names of some clothing articles that are foreign to the English native speakers, kind of familiar. I heard the word "Kaftan" from an English native speaker while he was speaking of the kaftan he wanted to buy form ebay.

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    Re: Is "kaftan" a frequent word for native speakers?

    It depends on your vintage. In the UK in the 1970s and '70s they were very popular (as many things from Eastern cultures were).

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