Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday April 7, 2013

alfombra, noun:
carpet, rug

Like many Spanish words beginning with the letters ‘al-’, the word alfombra has Arabic origins, dating back to the occupation of Spain by the Arabic-speaking Moors in 711. It can mean a carpet if it’s large or a rug if it’s smaller.

una alfombra persa
a Persian carpet/rug

To say a fitted carpet, use the Spanish word una moqueta.

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