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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (cover for floor)
a. rug
El tapete queda muy bien en esta sala.The rug looks really great in this living room.
b. mat (small)
Por favor, limpia tus botas en el tapete antes de entrar.Please wipe your boots on the mat before coming in.
c. carpet
Tenemos que sacudir y aspirar el tapete.We have to shake out and vacuum the carpet.
2. (cover for table)
a. tablecloth
La criada quitó el tapete para lavarlo.The maid removed the tablecloth to wash it.
b. runner (narrow)
El tapete se extiende de un extremo de la mesa al otro.The runner stretches from one end of the table to the other.
3. (card games)
a. card table
En el sótano tenemos un tapete para jugar a póquer.In the basement, we have a card table for playing poker.
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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. (paño)
a. runner
2. (en mesa de billar, para cartas)
a. baize
3. (alfombra)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. carpet
4. (fig)
estar sobre el tapeteto be up for discussion
5. (fig)
poner algo sobre el tapeteto put something up for discussion
tapete verdecard table
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(mantel) tablecloth usually lace or embroidered; (usually lace or embroidered)
en la mesa camilla tenemos un tapete de encaje, precioso
(paño) runner; (alfombrita) rug;(also tapete verde) (Naipes) card table
estar sobre el tapete to be under discussion
poner un asunto sobre el tapete to put a matter up for discussion
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