mat(
maht
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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. (furnishing)
a. 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).
Look at this mat with all the beautiful colors.Mira esta alfombrilla con todos los colores bonitos.
b. la estera
(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'd like to put a mat in front of the sofa.Me gustaría poner una estera enfrente del sofá.
c. la esterilla
(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).
This mat will go well next to the bed in my room.Esta esterilla irá bien al lado de la cama en mi habitación.
d. 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).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She was brushing her teeth on the mat in the bathroom.Se cepillaba los dientes en el tapete en el baño.
e. el felpudo
(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).
(for a door)
She took off her boots on the mat and closed the door.Se quitó las botas en el felpudo y cerró la puerta.
2. (place mat)
a. el mantel individual
(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).
He put down a mat and the silverware for each guest.Puso un mantel individual y los cubiertos para cada invitado.
b. el salvamanteles
(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 serving dish was in the middle of the table on a blue mat.La fuente estaba en el centro de la mesa sobre un salvamanteles azul.
c. el posafuentes
(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).
You burned the mat when you put the coffee pot on it!¡Quemaste el posafuentes cuando le pusiste la cafetera encima!
3. (padded covering used for exercise)
a. la colchoneta
(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).
She sat down on the mat to do some sit-ups.Se sentó en la colchoneta para hacer unos abdominales.
4. (tangles in hair)
a. la maraña
(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 was difficult to cut his dirty mats of hair.Era difícil cortarle las marañas de pelo sucias.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to knot)
a. enmarañar
Peter's time in the woods had darkened his skin and matted his hair.El tiempo que Peter había pasado en el bosque le había bronceado la piel y le había enmarañado el pelo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to knot hair)
a. enmarañarse
After three weeks without showering, your hair will begin to mat.Después de tres semanas sin duchar, tu cabello empezará a enmarañarse.
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mat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (on floor)
a. 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).
2. (at door)
a. el felpudo
(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).
(table) matsalvamanteles m inv
(drink) matposavasos m inv
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (hair, fibers)
a. enredarse
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mat [mæt]
noun
1 (on floor) estera (f); esterilla (f);(also doormat) felpudo (m)
2 (also tablemat) (mantel (m)) individual (m); (in centre of table) salvamanteles (m)
transitive verb
enmarañar
intransitive verb
enmarañarse
mat [mæt]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Phrases with "mat"
Here are the most popular phrases with "mat." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
place mat
el mantel individual
yoga mat
la colchoneta de yoga
bath mat
la alfombrilla de baño
Examples
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