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Jean, denim, jeans, pitusa: What do you call this garment?


In Latin American countries this popular garment is called by different names. This is what our followers told us on social media. 

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(CNN Spanish) -

This garment is worn daily by men, women, boys and girls.

These pants, now essential in any wardrobe, were created by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss & Co in 1871 and have never gone out of style until now.

Welcome to this new chapter on the differences that exist in the Spanish of the Latin American countries.

Today with these popular pants that, regardless of the differences between our countries, we know what they are about,

How do you say this garment in your country?

This is what we collected, based on what you replied on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

✔️ We want to know: what do they call the garments that appear in the image in your country?

Leave us your comment!


- CNN in Spanish (@CNNEE) October 15, 2021


  • Jeans

  • Cowboys (previous generations)

Here in Argentina many years ago (more than 45) they were called jeans, today they are called jeans

- Alicia Vila (@ Lantana6) October 15, 2021


  • Jeans

  • Jeans

In BOLIVIA we call it pants and also jeans

- Max Alvaro (@ Max76652038) October 15, 2021


  • Blue jeans

  • Jeans

In Chile jeans, blue jeans denim pants and formerly they were called pecos bill 😅

- Mariakote (@ Mariako16031929) October 15, 2021


  • Jeans

  • Blue jean (regardless of color)

In Colombia 🇨🇴 they call him blue Jean.

But they ask to say black blue jean, blue blue jean

- Humberto Rincón (@Humberto_rincon) October 15, 2021


  • Pitusa

  • Blue jeans

Denim pants or pitusa in Cuba 🇨🇺

- minerito⚒️ (@mineritoCU) October 15, 2021

The Savior

  • Jeans

  • Blue jean (regardless of color)

In El Salvador they are called Jeans, although older generations called them blue jean, black or gray, regardless of the color other than blue.

- Manuel Alejandro (@ManuelKaibil) October 15, 2021


  • Canvas trousers

  • Jeans

Jeans or canvas pants in Guatemala 🇬🇹

- Chef Clau de Moli🍞🥖 (@ClauLMolina) October 15, 2021


  • Blue Jean (regardless of color)

In #Honduras they are known as Blue Jean (No matter the color) and the new generation knows them with Jean.

- Walter E. Martinez (@ w_martinez79) October 15, 2021


  • Jean

  • Jeans

Jeans in Mexico or just denim

- Samm (@Sammps) October 15, 2021


  • Jeanes

In Peru we call them "jeanes" ... Thus, in the plural or jean in the singular ... Why ????

- Liliana Yeckting (@vilylil) October 15, 2021


  • Strong devil

  • Jeans

🇵🇦 It is known as jeans, before, in some places, they were known as strong devil pants

- Erick Burgos  (@uchoburgos) October 15, 2021


  • Cowboys

  • Jeans

Cowboy ... that's what we call him in Paraguay in popular slang ... but we also know that it is said jeans ..

- Dario (@chapidominguez) October 15, 2021

Puerto Rico

  • Mahones

In Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 We say: "MAHONES"

- Kairos Antwan Bonilla (@ AnthonyBonilla7) October 15, 2021

Dominican Republic

  • Jeans

  • Blue fort

In the Dominican, jeans and my age backwards.

Blue fort

- RAMONA QUIÑONES 🇩🇴 (@ RAMONA3416) October 15, 2021


  • Cowboys

  • Jeans

Here in Uruguay they say, cowboy, although some call them jean

- Andrea González (@ andrea191978) October 15, 2021


  • Bluyín (regardless of color)

  • Blujean

  • Jeans

I started knowing them as "overalls", Venezuelan plural: "overalls".

Then blujean and now jean.

I confirm what they already said: in Venezuela they were "bluyin" regardless of color!

- Carlos Fernandez G. (@c_fergal) October 15, 2021


Source: cnnespanol

All news articles on 2021-10-15

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