nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 [Textiles] (material) material, fabric, cloth; (trozo) piece of material o fabric o cloth tela de lana wool, wool fabric tela de algodón cotton, cotton fabric tela sintética man-made o/or synthetic material tela lisa/estampada plain/patterned material o/or fabric compré una tela de algodón para hacerme una falda I bought some cotton material o/or fabric to make myself a skirt ¿es de tela o de cuero? is it made out of fabric or leather? se necesitan 12 metros de tela you need 12 meters of fabric o material o cloth estaba cubierta con una tela blanca it was covered with a white cloth un libro encuadernado en tela a clothbound book allí hay (mucha) tela de donde or para cortar there's plenty that could be said about that poner algo en tela de juicio to call sth into question, question sth tener tela (marinera) (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], vamos a tener tela para rato we're going to have a lot of work on our hands este asunto tiene tela (marinera) this is a very tricky matter o/or business estos niños tienen tela these kids are a real handful [familiar/colloquial]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.