A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (slab of baked clay)
a. tile
El granizo dañó las tejas del techo del garaje.The hail damaged the tiles of the garage roof.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (botany)
a. lime tree
La madera de la teja es usada en carpintería.The wood of the lime tree is widely used in carpentry.
3. (color)
a. brick red
Pienso que las paredes se verán mejor pintadas de teja que de azul.I think the walls will look better in brick red than in blue.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. brick red
Los muebles en la habitación son color teja.The furniture in the room is brick red.
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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. (de tejado)
a. tile
color tejabrick red
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(roof) tile
de color teja brick red
pagar a toca teja to pay on the nail
de tejas abajo in this world; in the natural way of things
de tejas arriba in the next world
por fin le cayó la teja (S. Cone) finally the penny dropped
tejas de pizarra slates
(Botánica) lime (tree)
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