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tile

noun [C]
 
 
/taɪl/
one of the flat, square pieces that are used for covering roofs, floors, or wallsBuilding materialsRoofs and parts of roofs
tile verb [T] a tiled kitchen
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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