- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (rug) alfombra (feminine), tapete (masculine) (Colombia) (Mexico/México) to be on the carpet [colloquial/familiar] [person] estar* llevándrose una bronca [colloquial/familiar] [subject] estar* sobre el tapeteMore example sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (wall-to-wall) alfombra (feminine), moqueta (feminine) (Spain/España) , moquette (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)
More example sentences
- The curtains are silk and there are oriental rugs and carpets.
- These are generally referred to as ‘carpet pages’ because it is thought that they were inspired by oriental woven carpets.
- Only an oriental type of carpet with red background and a yellow border with little stick figures and such overlapped it.
- The team can fit grab-rails on staircases and in doorways, fix defective carpets or floor coverings, remove trailing wires and generally reduce trip hazards.
- A reproduction of the original Brussels weave carpet covers the floors and a mixture of objects of different styles and epochs furnish the room.
- Some insurers will not make deductions for carpets or floor coverings which are five years or even ten years old.
- 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
- 1 1.1 [floor/room] alfombrar, enmoquetar (Spain/España) the house is fully carpeted la casa está totalmente alfombrada or (Spain/España) totalmente enmoquetada 1.2 [literary/literario] [ground/path] alfombrar [literary/literario] the meadows were carpeted with daisies los prados estaban alfombrados or tapizados de margaritas
- 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]
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...
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