In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of building)tejado masculinetecho masculine Latin Americawhile you're under my roof, you'll do as I say — mientras vivas en mi casa harás lo que yo diga
- they found it impossible to live under the same roof — no podían vivir bajo el mismo techo
- to go through/hit the roof — ponerse furioso
- she almost went through the roof — casi / por poco explota
- roof restaurant — restaurante panorámico
- Her mother stumbled and fell against a wall, and the movement brought down a weakened timber from the roof.
- Beyond the house was what appeared to be a tiny village, but was in fact a number of farm buildings with thatched roofs.
- The aged timber cracked and the roof began to give way, spraying us with a shower of dirt and small debris.
- Unplanned expenses over the last few years for a new roof, replacement gutters, and new carpeting have stretched them to the limit.
- Burnt roof timbers beneath the collapsed tiles show it was destroyed in a fire.
- She peered down the side of the building to see the roof of another structure less than five or six feet below.
- The tiered seating is protected with a cantilevered roof structure that hovers over the stadium.
- Houses in villages are commonly rectangular, and are dried mud, bamboo, or red brick structures with thatch roofs.
- A boat was speeding along the rather rough seas, a heavy storm beating down over the roof of the vehicle.
- Many of the buildings have lost their thatched roofs or have had them replaced by crude sheets of corrugated iron.
- Four- and five-story structures with terra-cotta roofs and numerous balconies soon appear.
- The missionaries introduced the burnt brick, used to build into square structures, while the colonists built wood-frame structures with metal roofs.
- In this area, most roofs are covered with asphalt shingles.
- Rural houses usually are built of traditional materials and are open-sided rectangular structures with thatched roofs and raised floors.
- Their thatch roofs start with a log frame, followed by thin bamboo, leaves, and, finally, grass.
2(of car)techo masculine
3(of cave, tunnel)techo masculine
- These are special liners on the sides and sometimes the roof and back of an oven, which are treated with a material that absorbs those greasy splashes.
4the roof of the mouth — el paladar
1techara house roofed with / in slate — una casa con techo de pizarra Latin America
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