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    #1

    swimming kit

    Hi, I' d like to know native speakers' opinion about the following sentences.
    can I say


    1)she is wearing her swimming kit (I don't want to specify which kind of swimwear)

    2)she is wearing a bikini (two pieces)

    3)she is wearing a swimsuit (one piece)

    4) he is wearing swimming trunks

    5) he is wearing swimming briefs


    Can swimsuit be referred both to men and women? Is it more common referred to women?


    Thanks a lot. Rip


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    Re: swimming kit

    1)she is wearing her swimming kit (I don't want to specify which kind of swimwear)
    You solved this one yourself. You could say she is wearing her swimwear.

    I am not an avid swimmer and so dont use technical terms. I would refer to both briefs and shorts as trunks if they were used for swimming.

    If a woman said her bathing suit, I would envision a one piece suit, but wouldn't be surprised if she turned up in a bikini.

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    Re: swimming kit

    In the UK, "swimwear" is something you see on signs in shops. The commonly used general term is 'swimming things' or - less formally (and perhaps regional and/or archaic) - 'swimming togs'.

    A swimsuit tends to be worn by a woman, but in old films you may see men wearing them - they cover the chest as well. I remember seeing Marcello Mastroiani in one.

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    Re: swimming kit

    Hi , but.. can I say 1)?
    Thanks Rip

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    Re: swimming kit

    Are all my sentences acceptable?
    I am not sure, especially about n 1 "swimming kit"
    Thanks
    Rip

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    Re: swimming kit

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Are all my sentences acceptable?
    I am not sure, especially about n 1 "swimming kit"
    Thanks
    Rip
    It's understandable, but would sound very strange. I've never heard it.

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