Quick answer
"Ceiling" is a noun which is often translated as "el techo", and "roof" is a noun which is also often translated as "el techo". Learn more about the difference between "ceiling" and "roof" below.
ceiling(
si
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lihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. el techo
(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).
My room has a window in the ceiling and you can see the stars.Mi habitación tiene una ventana en el techo y se ven las estrellas.
2. (limit)
a. el límite
(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).
The ceiling of purchase expense is $100,000 a year.El límite de gasto en compras es de $100,000 anuales.
b. el tope
(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).
The company has increased the subscription ceiling.La compañía ha aumentado el tope de suscripciones.
3. (aviation)
a. el techo
(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).
The new aircraft has a higher operating ceiling.Los nuevos aviones tienen un techo operativo mayor.
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roof(
ruf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (uppermost part of a building)
a. el techo
(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).
The roof is leaking.El techo está goteando.
b. el tejado
(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).
The cat is on the roof.El gato está en el tejado.
2. (uppermost part of a car or cave)
a. el techo
(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).
Numerous stalactites hung from the roof of the cave.Numerosas estalactitas colgaban del techo de la cueva.
She left her coffee on the roof of the car and drove off.Dejó su café en el techo del carro y se marchó.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to put a roof on)
a. techar
You can roof your house with tiles.Puedes techar tu casa con tejas.
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