Quick answer
"Carpet" is a noun which is often translated as "la alfombra", and "rug" is a noun which is also often translated as "la alfombra". Learn more about the difference between "carpet" and "rug" below.
carpet(
kar
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piht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (wall-to-wall floor covering)
a. la alfombra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like the color of the living room carpet at all.No me gusta nada el color de la alfombra de la sala.
b. la moqueta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
This carpet hasn't been cleaned for years.Esta moqueta no se ha limpiado en años.
2. (rug)
a. el tapete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought several carpets in Turkey.Compré varios tapetes en Turquía.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(layer)
a. la alfombra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The streets were covered with a carpet of flowers.Las calles estaban cubiertas por una alfombra de flores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cover with carpets)
a. alfombrar
We need to carpet the whole house.Tenemos que alfombrar toda la casa.
b. enmoquetar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
It doesn't make sense to me to carpet the bathroom.Para mí no tiene sentido enmoquetar el baño.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to cover)
a. alfombrar
The field was carpeted with poppies.El campo estaba alfombrado de amapolas.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to reprimand) (United Kingdom)
a. echar una bronca a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She's been carpeted for stealing money from the till.Le han echado una bronca por haberse robado dinero de la caja
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rug(
ruhg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (carpet)
a. la alfombra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like sheepskin rugs.No me gustan las alfombras de piel de oveja.
b. el tapete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let's buy a new rug for the living room.Vamos a comprar un tapete nuevo para el salón.
c. la alfombrilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The kindergarteners got their rugs out and got ready for story time.Los niños de kinder sacaron sus alfombrillas y se prepararon para la hora del cuento.
2. (blanket) (United Kingdom)
a. la manta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a good idea to carry rugs in the boot in winter.En invierno, es buena idea llevar mantas en el maletero.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(toupee)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el peluquín
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(slang)
He's wearing a rug to cover his bald patch.Lleva peluquín para tapar su calva.
b. el tupé
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you think anyone has ever tried to steal the teacher's rug?¿Crees que alguna vez alguien ha intentado robarle el tupé al profesor?
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