What Does the Spanish Word "tapiceria" Mean?


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The Spanish word "tapicería" literally translates to "upholstery" in English. It refers to a person who works in the upholstery trade but can also mean an upholstery store.

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"Tapicería" comes from the word "tapíz," which translates to "tapestry" in English. It is also closely linked to the word "tapicero/a", which is respectively the male and female noun for a tapestry worker. It is written with an accent over the i, which forces emphasis on that letter when the word is pronounced.

"Upholstery" refers to the padded covering that is fixed to armchairs and other furniture, but is also used as a noun to mean the practice of upholstering furniture.

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