Translation of carpet in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːrpət; ˈkɑːpɪt/


  • 2 countable/numerable (of flowers, leaves, moss) [literary/literario] alfombra (feminine) [literary/literario] the earth was covered in a carpet of green la tierra estaba alfombrada or tapizada de verde [literary/literario]
    More example sentences
    • But it's certainly made itself at home, forming thick carpets of shells on the seafloor, crowding out indigenous species.
    • Some range into Alaska and the Yukon, where thick carpets of morels grow in burns accessible only by helicopter, floatplane, or river raft.
    • Thick carpets of the alien species are crowding out oysters and other native species on the seafloor.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 (reprimand) [person] (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], echarle una bronca or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) un regaño or (Mexico/México) una regañiza a [colloquial/familiar], retar (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]

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