tile

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tile(
tayl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (material)
a. el azulejo
(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)
(for wall)
We chose blue tiles for the bathroom.Elegimos azulejos azules para el baño.
b. la baldosa
(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)
(for floor)
I prefer tiles to wood for the kitchen floor.Prefiero las baldosas a la madera para el suelo de la cocina.
c. la teja
(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)
(for roof)
We must change the tiles with holes.Tenemos que cambiar las tejas agujereadas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to cover with tile)
a. revestir de azulejos (wall)
The kitchen is completely tiled.La cocina está totalmente revestida de azulejos.
b. embaldosar (floor)
We must tile the floor before the rainy season comes.Hay que embaldosar el suelo antes de que llegue la temporada de lluvias.
c. tejar (ceiling)
The roofer did an excellent job tiling the ceiling.El techador hizo un trabajo excelente tejando el techo.
d. alicatar (wall)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The bricklayer will tile the bathroom next week.El albañil alicatará el baño la semana que viene.
e. azulejar (wall)
You need to apply a coat of plaster to even out the wall's surface before you tile it.Hay que aplicar una capa de yeso para nivelar la superficie de la pared antes de azulejarla.
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tile
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 teja
(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. (on floor)
a. la baldosa
(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)
3. (on wall)
a. el azulejo
(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)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (put tiles on; roof)
a. tejar
5. (floor)
a. embaldosar
6. (walls)
a. poner azulejos en
b. alicatar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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tile [taɪl]
noun
(roof tile) teja (f); (floor tile) baldosa (f); (wall tile, decorative tile) azulejo (m)
a night on the tiles una noche de juerga or parranda (informal)
transitive verb
[+floor] embaldosar
we need to tile the kitchen floor
[+wall] revestir de azulejos; alicatar; (Esp) [+ceiling] tejar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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