Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Today's WOTD is: "teja" = roof tile

In Spanish, the noun "teja" is a feminine noun of Latin origin which means roof tile.

A related word is the noun “tejado”, which in Spanish means roof.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "teja" are:
  • Corrérsele a alguien la teja (to flip one's lid);
  • Pagar a toca teja (to pay cash on the nail);
  • Pagar a tocateja (to pay cash on the nail);
  • Teja de pizarra (roof slate);

Some examples of the use of the word "teja" are:
  • A Pedro se le ha corrido la teja (Pedro has flipped his lid);
  • Eso lo pagamos a toca teja (we paid for that cash on the nail);
  • Eso lo pagamos a tocateja (we paid for that cash on the nail);
  • Ese tejado es de teja de pizarra (that roof is made of roof slates);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "teja" in the YouTube clip: tejado lleno de murcielagos

For more on the word "teja", visit: http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=teja

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