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"Cloth" is a noun which is often translated as "la tela", and "apparel" is a noun which is often translated as "la ropa". Learn more about the difference between "cloth" and "apparel" below.
cloth(
klath
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. la tela
(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).
My sister chose a beautiful taffeta cloth for the bridesmaids' dresses.Mi hermana escogió una tela hermosa de tafetán para los vestidos de las damas de honor.
b. el paño
(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).
Jackie is wearing a jacket made with dark cloth and trimmed with faux fur.Jackie lleva una chaqueta hecha de paño oscuro y adornada con piel de imitación.
c. el tejido
(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).
Yolanda bought several bolts of cloth to make the costumes of the participants on the float.Yolanda compró varios rollos de tejido para hacer los disfraces de los participantes en el carro alegórico.
2. (piece of cloth)
a. el trapo
(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).
Put some wet cloths on his forehead to lower the fever.Ponle unos trapos mojados en la frente para bajarle la fiebre.
b. la bayeta
(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).
(for cleaning)
I use this cloth to clean the bookshelf.Utilizo esta bayeta para limpiar el librero.
3. (cover on a table)
a. el mantel
(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 church's altar is covered with a white cloth.El altar de la iglesia está cubierto con un mantel blanco.
4. (religious)
a. el clero
(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 bishop said that the cloth must emphasize the church's message of love for all.El obispo dijo que el clero debe hacer hincapié en el mensaje de la iglesia de amor para todos.
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apparel(
uh
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peh
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ruhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. la ropa
(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 rap singer is releasing his own brand of apparel this fall.El cantante de rap está lanzando su propia marca de ropa este otoño.
b. el atuendo
(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 employees are required to wear the company's apparel with their logo.Se requiere que los empleados usen el atuendo de la compañía con el logotipo.
c. el atavío
(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).
A lady's apparel was much richer in the past, though not as varied as modern wardrobe.El atavío de una dama solía ser más suntuoso en el pasado, aunque no tan variado como el vestuario moderno.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(to clothe)
a. ataviar
A chronicler of the time wrote: "In those processions the images of the saints are appareled in rich clothes inlaid with precious stones."Un cronista de la época escribió: "En esas procesiones las imágenes de los santos aparecen ataviadas con ricas vestiduras incrustadas de piedras preciosas".
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