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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (exterior construction)
a. roof
El techo no va con el diseño de la casa.The roof doesn't go with the design of the house.
2. (interior construction)
a. ceiling
Pinta el techo de blanco.Paint the ceiling white.
3. (furthest extent)
a. limit
¡Ya no más! ¡Ya toqué techo!No more! I've reached my limit!
4. (home)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. place
Él no tiene un techo a su nombre.He doesn't have a place to call his own.
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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. (tejado)
a. roof
2. (dentro de casa)
a. ceiling
bajo techounder cover
dormir bajo techoto sleep with a roof over one's head o indoors
3. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
quedarse sin techoto become homeless
los sin techothe homeless
techo solarsun roof
4. (límite)
a. ceiling
tocar techoto level off and start to drop
la crisis ha tocado techothe worst of the recession is behind us
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1 (interior) ceiling; (exterior) (Automóviles) roof
el techo de mi cuarto está pintado de blanco the ceiling in my room is painted white; los techos de las casas son de pizarra the houses have slate roofs; bajo techo indoors; tenis bajo techo indoor tennis; bajo el mismo techo under the same roof; un sin techo a homeless person; los sin techo the homeless
techo corredizo techo solar (Automóviles) sunroof
2 (límite, tope) ceiling; limit; (Economía) ceiling
ha tocado techo it has reached its upper limit; it has peaked
techo de cristal glass ceiling
3 (Aeronáutica) ceiling
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Phrases with "techo"
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bajo techo
sin techo
homeless, homeless person
¿Puedes alcanzar el techo?
Can you reach the ceiling?
puedes alcanzar el techo
you can reach the ceiling
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