bangle vs. bracelet

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Llibertat, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Llibertat Junior Member

    Spain, Spanish and Catalan
    Hello,

    I would like to know the difference between "bracelet" and "bangle".

    Is a bangle a type of bracelet? Could anybody explain it, please?

    Thanks.

    Llibertat
     
  2. toxicosmos

    toxicosmos Senior Member

    Seville - Spain
    Español - España
    Buscando un poco, en la mayoría de sitios los considera sinónimos.

    Para la Wikipedia, sin embargo:
    Bangles (...) They are usually circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flexible.

    Espera otras respuestas.
     
  3. helsinki Senior Member

    UK
    English, UK
    For me the difference is that a bangle is usually a stiff circular bracelet, often people wear more than one on their wrist. It can be silver or gold, but equally it can be made of plastic or wood or cheaper metals. (A particular fashion with young people from time to time, who wear dozens). A bracelet is perhaps a more general term for jewellery worn on the arm, but for me it denotes a more precious piece of jewellery, and can be a solid piece of metal (gold silver etc) or links / chain.
    Hope this helps
    Hel
     
  4. chanti Junior Member

    Austin, TX
    US; English/Spanish
    I agree. In the U.S., a bangle is a type of bracelet--specifically, one that is disc-shaped and inflexible, such as those worn by many women in India. A bracelet is a more general term used for any jewelry that is worn around the wrist.
    I hope this helps!
     
  5. Llibertat Junior Member

    Spain, Spanish and Catalan
    Thank you for all your answers.

    llibertat
     

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