A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (textile)
a. fabric
Prefiere usar ropa hecha de telas naturales.He prefers to wear clothes made of all natural fabrics.
b. cloth
Esta tela de sari se importó de la India.This sari cloth was imported from India.
c. material
¿De qué tipo de tela está hecha tu blusa?What kind of material is your blouse made of?
2. (fine arts)
a. canvas
Van Gogh plasmó en la tela más que solo lo que veía.Van Gogh expressed more than just what he saw on the canvas.
3. (spider's construction)
a. web
Vi una araña tejiendo su tela en el rincón.I saw a spider spinning its web in the corner.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Spain
a. dough
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Tengo los bienes pero ¿tú tienes la tela?I've got the goods but have you got the dough?
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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. (tejido)
a. fabric, material
2. (retal)
a. piece of material
tela de arañacobweb
tela asfálticaasphalt roofing/flooring
tela metálicawire netting
3. (art)
a. canvas
4. (colloquial)
a. dough
5. (colloquial)
el examen era telathe exam was really tricky
tener (mucha) telato be (very) tricky
hay tela (para rato)there's no shortage of things to do
¡tela marinera!that's too much!
poner en tela de juicioto call into question
1 (tejido) cloth; fabric; (trozo) piece of cloth
esta tela es muy resistente this cloth o fabric is very strong; usó una tela para hacer el remiendo she used a piece of cloth as a patch; un libro en tela a clothbound book
poner en tela de juicio to (call into) question; cast doubt on
tela asfáltica roofing felt
tela cruzada twill
tela de araña spider's web
tela de saco sackcloth
tela metálica wire netting
tela mosquitera mosquito net
2 (Arte) (lienzo) canvas; painting
3 (en líquido) skin
4 (Anatomía) membrane
llegarle a algn a las telas del corazón to touch sb's heart
5 (Botánica) skin
tela de cebolla onion skin
6 (dinero) dough (familiar); cash (familiar)
sacudir o soltar la tela to cough up (familiar); fork out (familiar)
7 (And) (tortilla) thin maize pancake
8 (also tela marinera)
el asunto tiene (mucha) tela o tiene tela (marinera) it's a complicated matter; there's a lot to it; —ya va por el quinto marido —¡tiene tela (marinera)! "she's already on her fifth husband" — "that takes some beating!" (familiar); hay tela para rato there's lots to talk about
9 (enfático)
tela de: es tela de guapa she's dead o really gorgeous (familiar)
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