In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Textiles(material) material(material) fabric(material) cloth(trozo) piece of material(trozo) piece of fabric(trozo) piece of clothtela de lana — wool fabric
- tela de algodón — cotton fabric
- tela sintética — man-made / synthetic material
- tela lisa/estampada — plain/patterned material / fabric
- compré una tela de algodón para hacerme una falda — I bought some cotton material / 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 / material / 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 / para cortar — there's plenty that could be said about that
- poner algo en tela de juicio — to question sth
- tener tela (marinera)
- 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 / business
- estos niños tienen tela — these kids are a real handful
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