thatch(
thahch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (roof)
a. el techo de paja
(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).
(M)
The soldiers threw flaming torches onto the thatch, which went up in flames.Los soldados tiraron antorchas encendidas sobre el techo de paja, que se incendió en cuestión de segundos.
2. (material)
a. la paja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Martins and swallows make their nests in the thatch.Los aviones y las golondrinas hacen sus nidos en la paja.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hair)
a. la mata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Johnson is easily recognizable with that thatch of blond hair.Con esa mata de pelo rubio, Johnson es fácilmente reconocible.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to roof)
a. techar con paja
It would take two men several weeks to thatch this house.Dos hombres tardarían varias semanas en techar con paja esta casa.
b. cubrir con paja
They thatched the roof so it would look exactly as it would have 500 years ago.Cubrieron el techo con paja para que se viera exactamente como hace 500 años.
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thatch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on roof)
a. la paja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (colloquial)
a. la mata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of hair)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (roof)
a. cubrir con paja
thatched cottagecasa de campo con techo de paja
thatched rooftecho de paja
thatch [θætʃ]
noun
(straw) paja (f); (roof) techo (m) de paja;
transitive verb
cubrir con paja; poner techo de paja a
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