In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(rug)alfombra femininetapete masculine Mexico Colombiato be on the carpet — estar sobre el tapete
- These are generally referred to as ‘carpet pages’ because it is thought that they were inspired by oriental woven carpets.
- The curtains are silk and there are oriental rugs and carpets.
- The floor was of hard wood and an ornate, oriental-designed carpet laid across most of the floor.
- Only an oriental type of carpet with red background and a yellow border with little stick figures and such overlapped it.
- The world-renowned carpets of Chiprovtsi, woven on vertical looms, outdo Turkish, Egyptian, Indian and Chinese carpets.
- Furthermore, all the historic carpets of Usak were placed in the museum by the local mufti when some carpets were stolen from the mosques of Usak.
1.2(wall-to-wall)alfombra femininemoqueta feminine Spainmoquette feminine River Plate
- 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.
- All four bedrooms on the first floor, as well as the entrance hall and bathroom, have wooden floors covered by carpets.
- If you think it is caused by house dust mites then throw away your carpets, wash the floors every day and vacuum afterwards, even vacuuming your bedclothes.
- Throughout the country, floors and walls are lined with carpets and fabric hangings.
- We had to rip up wooden floors, as well as floors that had carpet or other covering.
- A thick carpet covered the floor in a style that she didn't immediately recognize.
- Some insurers will not make deductions for carpets or floor coverings which are five years or even ten years old.
- There was a thick carpet on the floor and tapestries on the wall.
- The walls appeared to have been painted recently and a well-worn carpet covered the floor.
- The walls were panelled in wood, the floor covered in carpets decorated with curlicues to rival any Persian rug.
- We know the guys who rolled up the carpets and washed the floor of the house they had to occupy, so they could return it in good condition to its owners.
- He shook his head, staring at the tan carpet covering his floor.
- There are no fitted carpets in the house and the ledges are reduced in size so that dust surfaces are reduced.
- A white carpet covered the whole floor and everything was in place just the way he wanted.
- A beautiful dark wooden table dominated its center, with fine paneling covering the walls, and a thick carpet on the floor.
- He had stripped back the plastered walls to the marble and put up Japanese wall-hangings; he ripped up the thick fur carpet and covered the floor with black stone.
- A reproduction of the original Brussels weave carpet covers the floors and a mixture of objects of different styles and epochs furnish the room.
- The house has double-glazed windows throughout, and fitted curtains and carpets are included in the sale.
- Fitted carpets, curtains, business furniture and equipment are included in the sale.
- Tapestries covered the walls and the carpets covered the floors, overlapping everywhere so that every surface was cushioned and every sound muffled.
2literary(of flowers, leaves, moss)alfombra feminine literarythe earth was covered in a carpet of green — la tierra estaba alfombrada / tapizada de verde literary
1alfombrarenmoquetar Spainthe house is fully carpeted — la casa está totalmente enmoquetada Spain
2literary(ground/path) alfombrar literarythe meadows were carpeted with daisies — los prados estaban alfombrados / tapizados de margaritas
3Britishinformal(reprimand)echarle una bronca a informalecharle un regaño a Latin America informalecharle una regañiza a Mexico informalretar Southern Cone informal
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