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tile

noun [C]  /tɑɪl/ us  
a flat, thin, usually square piece of baked clay, plastic, or other material used for covering floors, walls, or roofs: a tile floor ceiling tiles
tile
verb [T]  /tɑɪl/ us  
We’re going to tile the bathroom ourselves.
Translations of “tile”
in Korean 타일…
in Arabic قَرْميد, بَلاط…
in French tuile, carreau…
in Turkish kiremit, fayans, çini…
in Italian tegola, mattonella…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瓦片, 瓷磚…
in Russian черепица, кафель…
in Polish kafelek, dachówka, płytka…
in Spanish teja, baldosa, azulejo…
in Portuguese telha, azulejo, ladrilho…
in German der Ziegel, die Fliese…
in Catalan rajola, teula…
in Japanese (床や壁などの)タイル, 瓦…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瓦片, 瓷砖…
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