1. (furnishing) 
Look at this mat with all the beautiful colors.Mira esta alfombrilla con todos los colores bonitos.
b. la estera (F) 
I'd like to put a mat in front of the sofa.Me gustaría poner una estera enfrente del sofá.
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) (Colombia) (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) (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) 
He put down a mat and the silverware for each guest.Puso un mantel individual y los cubiertos para cada invitado.
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.
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) 
She sat down on the mat to do some sit-ups.Se sentó en la colchoneta para hacer unos abdominales.
4. (tangles in hair) 
It was difficult to cut his dirty mats of hair.Era difícil cortarle las marañas de pelo sucias.
transitive verb
5. (to knot) 
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.
intransitive verb
6. (to knot hair) 
After three weeks without showering, your hair will begin to mat.Después de tres semanas sin duchar, tu cabello empezará a enmarañarse.
1. (on floor) 
a. la alfombrilla (F) 
2. (at door) 
a. el felpudo (M) 
(table) matsalvamanteles m inv
(drink) matposavasos m inv
intransitive verb
3. (hair, fibers) 
a. enredarse 
mat [mæt]
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
intransitive verb
mat [mæt]
Usage note
The words "mates" and "mate" can be used in Spanish to refer to the subject of mathematics.
plural noun
1. (colloquial) (mathematics) 
a. math (colloquial) (United States) 
Me gusta la física, pero odio las mates.I like physics, but I hate math.
b. maths (colloquial) (United Kingdom) 
¿Aprobaste el examen de mates?Did you pass the maths test?
1. (colloquial) 
a. maths (United Kingdom) 
b. math (United States) 
maths (familiar)
; (s)
; (s) (EEUU)
Phrases with "mates"
Here are the most popular phrases with "mates." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
no me mates
don't kill me
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