- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (fabric) tela (f), género (m), tejido (m); (thick, woolen) paño (m) a lovely piece of cloth una tela preciosa to be made (up) out of whole cloth (American English/inglés norteamericano) ser* pura invención or puro invento coat1 1 1More example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (rag, duster) trapo (masculine)
(dishcloth)trapo (m) (de cocina), bayeta (f) (Spain/España) , limpión (masculine) (Colombia, Venezuela) , fregón (masculine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)More example sentences1.3 countable/numerable
- The other main form of visual art is silk and cotton woven cloth with elaborate and subtle patterns and colors.
- The jacket is manufactured from wool and has khaki cloth patches on the elbows.
- Now the floor was carpeted, with a long woven length of cloth that was blood red.
- Beside him there was a gleaming glass and the white cloth he'd been cleaning it with.
- Oh, and she told me I don't have to bother buying cloths for cleaning the toilet anymore…
- As each loaf comes out of the oven, wrap it in a clean cloth or towel to keep it soft until the baking process is complete.
- 2 [Religion/Religión] the cloth el clero a man of the cloth un clérigoMore example sentences
- At one time in my life, I respected a man of the cloth, but now I've seen the light.
- A man of the cloth commands respect. It is assumed that a man of god is somehow better than the rest of us.
- That figures of the cloth have been associated with prosecutorial misconduct and the passions of the mob is one of this case's many ironies.
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...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.