Meaning of "rincon."
"outside" corner = esquina.
Spanish needs both these words because it only has "en" for both "in" and "on" in English.
"in the corner" = "en el rincón
"on the corner" = en la esquina
a) The inside corner, angle formed by two walls that join together; a coin
b) Place of privacy, a detached, lerking area
c) A place where one may prevail; dwelling (house)
d) A deminutive district or a rather small country
Esquina- which is the outward angle formed with two lines; angle, coin, edge
Another way I have seen "rincón" used is in the sense of "rincón cultural" - "Cultural corner". It was a section at the end of each chapter of a previous textbook that would talk about different Spanish speaking cultures.