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Taobao search terms? 
2nd-Jul-2010 10:27 am
WHAAAAAAAAT
I'd like to have a few handy terms for searching on Taobao. I won't restrict this to lolita though, since I know I'll be shopping there for other stuff. The terms I know are (I don't know Chinese, I just found them):



Man = 男
Woman = 女
lady = 淑女
princess = 公主


STYLES
himegyaru = 宫廷 / 复古 / 公主风 / 华丽 / 公主 / 公主裙 / 日系 / 蝴蝶结 / 蝴蝶 / 蕾丝
punk = 庞克
gothic = 哥德
lolita = 洛莉塔/洛丽塔 / 羅麗塔


ONE PIECE
One-piece dress = 连衣裙
Jumper skirt = 背心裙
generic term for dresses or sundresses = 洋装


TOPS
Coat = 外套
Wool coat/jacket = 大衣
Jacket = 夹克
bolero = 贝壳衫
shawl = 披肩
cardigan = 小外套
bunny hoodies = 兔外套
T-shirt = T恤
Blouse/cutsew = 衬衣 (could also be 上衣)
corset = 束腹 (or 束身衣)
belt = 腰带
Female belts = 女士腰饰
Waist cinching belt = 夏款腰带


BOTTOMS
Pants = 裤子
Lantern Pants = 灯笼裤
shorts = 短裤
Skirt = 裙/裙子
Pencil skirt = 西装裙 / 西服裙
Mermaid skirt = 鱼尾裙
Miniskirt = 超短裙 / 迷你裙
lolita skirt = 半身裙


HOSIERY
generic term for socks = 袜子
ankle socks = 短袜
knee high socks = 中筒袜
pantyhose = 丝袜
loose socks = 泡泡襪


UNDERTHINGS
petticoat/pannier = 裙撑
underskirt = 内衬裙/底衬裙
Bloomers = 灯笼裤/南瓜裤


SHOES
female shoes = 女鞋
Shoes = 鞋子
Boots = 靴子
ankle boots = 短靴
tall boots = 长靴
moccasin-like boots = 流苏靴
wedges = 松糕鞋/坡跟
heels = 高跟鞋
high heels (or heeled) = 高跟
flats = 平底鞋
foam soles = 松糕
sandals = 凉鞋
Gladiator sandals (or strappy sandals in general) = 罗马鞋
Mary janes = 女王鞋 (but it can get you other results too, especially fetish shoes... :/ But I think generally if you use this term, you will find thick-soled mary janes or just MJ in general)
NANA 鞋 = usually refers to rocking horse shoes. You could also try 松糕鞋 to get rocking horse shoes
creepers = 休闲鞋
dress shoes = 洋装鞋



ACCESSORIES
accessories = 配饰 (could also be 配件 or 小物)
headdress = 头 饰 (generic term for head items. Try 发梳 for hair accessories)
round headdress = 丸 型发饰
hair band = 发箍
straw hat = 草帽 (小草帽= mini straw hat)
bags = 包
tote bags = 环保袋
gloves = 手套 (refer to winter gloves. 蕾丝手套 will give you lace gloves)
Umbrella/parasol = 伞
Fake Nails = 假指甲
Nail Deco (most of the search results are gems ) = 指甲饰品
Nail Deco = 美甲材料 (You’ll more likely get results for the sort of things that you see in a lot of OTT lolita nails. Decocanes also tend to come up with you use this term.)
贴钻= another term you could use to find nail deco stuff. I think it comes up with better results than the previous terms.
Decocanes = 软陶条


JEWLRY
rings = 戒指
earrings = 耳环
necklace = 項鍊 / 项链
bracelets = 手环



WIG TERMS
wig = 假发
long bangs = 长刘海
long = 长
light = 浅
wavy curly hair = 波浪卷卷发
curly hair = 卷卷发
curls = 卷发
Sailor Moon = 美少女戰士
doulbe tiger bun (double buns like miku) = 双虎口



FABRIC
Stripes = 条纹
Tartan = 格子
Single-colour = 单色
Multi-colour = 多色
Ribbon = 緞帶
Wool = 毛呢
Cotton = 棉布
Silk = 丝绸
chiffon = 玻璃紗
Velvet = 平绒
leopard print = 豹纹
zebra print = 斑马纹


CLOTHING SPECIFICATIONS
embroidery = 刺绣
Peter Pan collar (or rounded collars in general) = 小圆摆翻领
custom made = 定做
scallop edge = 花瓣下摆
applique = 刺绣 most often refer to embroidery stuff.
sailor fuku or sailor clothes in general = 水手服
蕾丝 is phonetic for lace. 緞帶 is the proper term. (But, on taobao you'll see 蕾丝 for lace instead.)


COLORS
colors/patterns:
红 色= red
粉红色= pink
白色= white
黑色= black
蓝色= blue
紫色= purple
绿色= green
黄色= yellow
橘色= orange
咖啡色= brown
金色= gold color
银 色= silver color


JAPANESE CLOTHING
anything Japan = 日式 / 日系 / 日本
Kimono = 和服
Oiran = 花魁
Geta = 下駄
Yukata = 浴衣
Hakama = 袴
Jinbei = 甚平
Junhitoe = 十二單
Tabi = 分趾鞋襪
Modern Obi: 腰封
Traditional Obi: 日本腰帯


anything Korean = 韩式 / 韩系 / 韩国

GENERIC
sweet = 甜美 (may not necessarily pertain to sweet lolita stuff)
candy = 糖果 (again, may not pertain to just sweet lolita stuff)
cute = 可爱
music note = 音符
heart shaped = 心形物
discounted/for sales items: 特价品

HOUSEWARE
houseware = 家器

OTHER
1/3 or 1/4 size: 1/3或1/4尺寸可做 (if you are into bjds!)


I don't want to use an online translator because it may come out iffy. I think the terms I'd like to know are: punk, goth, more specific terms for shoes (wedges, heels, etc), corset belt, and just common terms like that.

Thanks!

EDIT July 11th, 2011: A year has pasted, and I FINALLY updated. Rearranged some things, added a lot

Comments 
2nd-Jul-2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
This is a great idea! :D I don't have anything to really contribute, but I hope this works out!
2nd-Jul-2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
靴子 is boots
項鍊 is necklace
玻璃紗 is chiffon

Btw, 蝴蝶结 means bow, and 蝴蝶 means butterfly. 蕾丝 is phonetic for lace. 緞帶 is the proper term. But, on taobao you'll see 蕾丝 for lace instead.
单色 is not multi-color, but single color. 多色 is multi-color.

Good catch on the bloomer though. I have forgotten that bloomer is labeled as lantern pants in chinese.
2nd-Jul-2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Also, if you need any terms just throw it at me. I retained enough of my mother tongue to be able to give you a few things to look for. But, I'll be at AX for the rest of the day, so I will work on it when I get back.
2nd-Jul-2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Boots - 靴子
Necklace - 项链
2nd-Jul-2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
punk = 庞克
gothic = 哥德
corset = 束腹/马甲
belt = 腰带
lolita = 洛莉塔
wedges = 松糕鞋
heels = 高跟鞋
flats = 平底鞋
petticoat = 裙撑
underskirt = 内衬裙/底衬裙
Blouse = 衬衣

*I have no idea what is corset belt in chinese.

Ask me any terms. I am chinese educated so I am able to translate very well. =)
2nd-Jul-2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Hey! You are pretty good. the first term you have for corset is correct. Although, the second term is reserved for armor.
2nd-Jul-2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
淑女 is more like "lady" than himegyaru.
可爱 means cute, and 蝴蝶结 / 蝴蝶 / 蕾丝 are as faerydragonet explained.

Here are my contributions:
洛丽塔= phonetic term for Lolita
西洋古董果子店= Dollscrops (the shop)
第六十九部門= 69th Department (the shop)
表面咒语= Surface Spell (the shop)
婴梵塔= Infanta (the shop)
蔷薇旋律= Rose Melody (the shop)
洛丽塔之梦= Dream of Lolita (the shop)
袜子= generic term for socks
短袜= ankle socks
中筒袜= knee high socks
丝袜= pantyhose (I love intricate, patterned pantyhose... <3)
洋装鞋= dress shoes
松糕= foam soles
高跟= high heels (or heeled)
凉鞋= sandals
罗马鞋= Gladiator sandals (or strappy sandals in general)
女王鞋= Mary janes (but it can get you other results too, especially fetish shoes... :/ But I think generally if you use this term, you will find thick-soled mary janes or just MJ in general)
女鞋= female shoes
环保袋= tote bags
NANA鞋= usually refers to rocking horse shoes. You could also try 松糕鞋 to get rocking horse shoes
长靴= tall boots
短靴= ankle boots
流苏靴= moccasin-like boots
衬衣= Blouse/cutsew (could also be 上衣)
束身衣= corset
贝壳衫= bolero
披肩= shawl
水手服= sailor fuku or sailor clothes in general
小外套= cardigan
洋装= generic term for dresses or sundresses.
半身裙= lolita skirt
裙撑= Petticoat or pannier
裙子= generic term for skirts
配饰= accessories (could also be 配件 or 小物)
头饰= headdress (generic term for head items. Try 发梳 for hair accessories)
丸型发饰= round headdress
发箍= hair band
戒指= rings
耳环= earrings
手环= bracelets
草帽= straw hat (小草帽= mini straw hat)
包= bags
甜美= sweet (may not necessarily pertain to sweet lolita stuff)
糖果= candy (again, may not pertain to just sweet lolita stuff)
特价品= discounted/for sale items
刺绣=embroidery
小圆摆翻领= Peter Pan collar (or rounded collars in general)
定做= custom made
兔外套= bunny hoodies

colors/patterns:
红色= red
粉红色= pink
白色= white
黑色= black
蓝色= blue
紫色= purple
绿色= green
黄色= yellow
橘色= orange
咖啡色= brown
金色= gold color
银色= silver color
豹纹= leopard print
斑马纹= zebra print

Hope this helps XD
2nd-Jul-2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
whoooahh.... O___O
2nd-Jul-2010 05:21 pm (UTC) - MOAR cuz I have too much time on my hands, hurrrr
花瓣下摆= scallop edge
南瓜裤= also a term for bloomers
手套= gloves (these are mostly winter gloves. 蕾丝手套 will give you lace gloves)
刺绣 can also get you applique, but I think they most often refer to embroidery stuff.
2nd-Jul-2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
But, I was hoping to be an 马甲 lolita. ;P Since, I'm an armored fighter in the SCA. Armor lolita would be so cool.
2nd-Jul-2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
DAYUMM! Thanks!

oh derp, looks like I never clearly read the himegyaru I found on the web, because I know 可爱 means cute (through Japanese). I know a few of the colors through Japanese too, but that leopard print word will come in handy :) I LOVE leopard print.

What about terms relating to traditional Japanese clothing?

3rd-Jul-2010 04:23 am (UTC)
omg you have way too much time on your hands! Haha that is an awesome list though :3 I can't figure out how to type in simplified Chinese on my computer XD
2nd-Jul-2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is very helpful, thank you everyone for the terms <3
Does anyone know appropriate terms to search for Decoden stuff for?
2nd-Jul-2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
hey, I supplied some terms below as a reply to petit_lacet. Check it out :]
2nd-Jul-2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
does someone knows the terms for decoden, cellphone deco or nail deco?
2nd-Jul-2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
假指甲= fake nails.
指甲饰品= nail deco (but most of the search results are like those fake little diamond things.)
美甲材料= nail deco. Actually if you search this term you're more likely get results for the sort of things that you see in a lot of OTT lolita nails. Decocanes also tend to come up with you use this term.
贴钻= another term you could use to find nail deco stuff. I think it comes up with better results than the previous terms.

Actually i found this shop, pretty good selling rep:
http://lovelyprincess.taobao.com/search-cat-34091356-29448586-yta7+sPAyN28sMPAvNfXsMrOxrc=.htm?checkedRange=true
3rd-Jul-2010 02:45 am (UTC)
3rd-Jul-2010 04:38 am (UTC)
Erm, Taobao is a Chinese site. While Kanji is basically Chinese, the way the Japanese use it and the Chinese use it is quite different sometimes. Some Japanese Kanji will give you results for the same items in Chinese, but most will not. Searching on Taobao using Japanese katakana or hiragana will get you some results, but only if the term is very generic (like bags バッグ will get you bags, but then why use Japanese when you can clearly use Chinese?)
2nd-Aug-2010 12:58 am (UTC)
音符 is music note
心形物 is heart shaped
29th-Oct-2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Does anyone know what "bow" is in chinese? Google translate thinks i mean "bow" as the weapon :O
29th-Oct-2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
you may want to ask aonele, or faerydragonet.
24th-Feb-2011 04:55 am (UTC) - Made a List
http://angiesdi.livejournal.com/729.html

(months later...)
I compiled most of what was on this list and some others and put it all together right as I saw it /list freak
I also put the names of all the contributors (even if it was one term) on the list <: I'll be listing shops soon too <: this is coming from someone who hasn't even ordered from Taobao yet. If there's already a list, let me know and I can take mine down or compile them together. :D Thanks for all the info, guys.
26th-Feb-2011 07:06 pm (UTC) - Re: Made a List
Wow thanks!

Dunno why your comment was first screened though....
12th-Jul-2011 01:08 am (UTC)
Hey I wanted to use these tags for my own Taobao guide, but I will give you credit for making these first. Is that ok?
12th-Jul-2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Sure I don't mind. I don't know Chinese so if you wanted give credit, I'd give it to the people who offered the terms.
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