carpet
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carpet(
kar
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piht
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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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carpet
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rug)
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).
2. (fitted)
a. 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)
b. 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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (fig)
a.
a carpet of flowersuna alfombra de flores
carpet slipperszapatillas de (andar por) casa
4. (idioms)
a.
to pull the carpet out from under somebodyretirarle el apoyo a alguien repentinamente
carpet bombingbombardeo de saturación
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (floor)
a. enmoquetar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. alfombrar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
6. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to carpet somebodyechar una bronca a alguien
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carpet [ˈkɑːpɪt]
noun
alfombra (f); (small) tapete (m); (fitted) moqueta (f)
a carpet of leaves una alfombra de hojas
The carpet of leaves in my yard became more and more noticeable
to be on the carpet tener que aguantar un rapapolvo (informal)
to roll out the red carpet for sb recibir a algn con todos los honores; ponerle a algn la alfombra roja
they tried to sweep it under the carpet quisieron echar tierra sobre el asunto; trataron de esconder los trapos sucios
transitive verb
1 [+floor] (wall to wall) enmoquetar; (with individual rugs) alfombrar;with de;
2 (scold)
to carpet sb echar un rapapolvo a algn (informal)
modifier
carpet bag (n) (US) maletín (m); morral (m)
carpet bombing (n) bombardeo (m) de arrasamiento
carpet slippers (n) zapatillas (f)
carpet square carpet tile (n) loseta (f)
carpet sweeper (n) escoba (f) mecánica
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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