roof
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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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roof
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of building)
a. 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).
2. (of car, tunnel, 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).
to have a roof over one's headtener un techo or sitio donde dormir
to live under one or the same roofvivir bajo el mismo techo
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to hit the roofponerse hecho(a) una furia
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to go through the roofponerse por las nubes
the roof of the mouthel paladar, el cielo de la boca
roof gardenazotea con jardín or ajardinada
5. (aut)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
roof rackbaca f
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (general)
a. techar, cubrir
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roof [ruːf]
noun
roofs (plural) [of building] tejado (m); especially (Esp) techo (m); especially (LAm) [of car etc] techo (m)
flat roof azotea (f)
to have a roof over one's head tener dónde cobijarse
the roof of heaven la bóveda celeste
the roof of the mouth el paladar
to live under the same roof vivir bajo el mismo techo
prices are going through the roof los precios están por las nubes
he hit the roof se subió por las paredes (informal)
to lift the roof (Britain)
raise the roof
(protest) poner el grito en el cielo
Thatcher loyalists are expected to raise the roof when she steps onto the stage
when the staff arrived the infant was still raising the roof cuando el personal llegó, el niño todavía estaba llorando a grito pelado; the cheers and roars of approval lifted the pavilion roof el pabellón se vino abajo con los vivas y los gritos de aprobación
transitive verb
(also roof in) (also roof over) techar; poner techo a
it is roofed in wood tiene techo de madera; to roof a hut in or with wood poner techo de madera a una caseta
modifier
roof garden (n) azotea (f) con flores y plantas
roof rack (n) especially (Britain) (Aut) baca (f); portamaletas (m); portaequipajes (m); parrilla (f); (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "roof"
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on the roof
en el techo
on top of the roof
sobre el techo
top of the roof
la parte superior del techo
roof truss
la armadura del techo
roof rack
la parrilla
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