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mask or eye mask?



apayala
Spain

mask or eye mask?
 
Hi,
what would you call in English the mask that only covers the eyes, mask or eye mask?
Thanks and regards,
Ana
 

13 Jan 2018      



spinney
United Kingdom

If you are talking about the kind of mask for sleeping it ´s called a sleeping/eye mask. If it ´s to keep somebody from seeing where they are, it ´s a blindfold. 
I hope that helps. 

13 Jan 2018     



apayala
Spain

Thanks a lot, Spinney! I´m thinking about Carnival, the half mask you use to cover only your eyes, so it is a blindfold then, or do I have to add the word "mask" after it?
In Spanish we call this "antifaz".
Thanks again,
Ana

13 Jan 2018     



kohai
Latvia

If you mean the mask for a party/carnival like this one, it is called ´eye mask´ or simply ´mask´ (if I´m not mistaken).
A blindfold makes a person ´blind´ - it covers someone´s eyes fully:

13 Jan 2018     



apayala
Spain

oh! I see! I am talking about an "eye mask" then. Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!

13 Jan 2018     



spinney
United Kingdom

Kohai to the rescue! Have a good weekend, folks!

13 Jan 2018     



apayala
Spain

Thank you, Spinney! The same to you and thanks for your help!

13 Jan 2018     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I agree, and not many people will know this, so just fyi,  but there is also the term ´domino ´, with the stress on the penultimate syllable, not the first, (which is a game (dominoes)). I know this because I go to a pub called ´The Pink Domino ´ with a picture of a lady with a beautiful domino mask. 

 

13 Jan 2018     



apayala
Spain

Interesting! Thanks a lot, Cunliffe! And those masks are really nice, in deed!

13 Jan 2018     



FrauSue
France

I would call the carnival mask in your picture simply a ´mask ´ as ´eye mask ´ to me suggests a mask for sleeping.
 
You can also use ´Venetian mask ´ for elaborate masks which cover the eyes and sometimes have a kind of beak to them. 
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14 Jan 2018