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In Spanish, you can use either "la escalera" or "las escaleras" to refer to the "stairs."
plural noun
1. (staircase) 
Let's take the stairs down to the ground floor.Tomemos las escaleras para bajar a la planta baja.
2. (set of steps) 
She walked up the stair to the top of the light house.Ella subió la escalera para llegar al tope del faro.
3. (step) 
Careful! The top stair is loose.¡Cuidado! El escalón de arriba está suelto.
The puppy got stuck on the bottom stair.El cachorro se quedó en el peldaño de abajo.
1. (single step) 
a. el escalón m, peldaño (M) 
stair(s)escalera(s) fpl
stair [stɛəʳ]
1 (single step) escalón (m); peldaño (m); (stairway) escalera (f)
2 stairs escalera (f)
a flight of stairs un tramo de escalera; life below stairs la vida de los criados; gossip below stairs habladurías (f) de la servidumbre
stair carpet (n) alfombra (f) de escalera
stair lift (n) (plataforma (f)) salvaescaleras (m); elevador (m) de escaleras
He walks with the aid of a walking stick and has to use a stair-lift What if the parent needs to move to a bungalow or cannot get a grant for a stair lift? If climbing stairs is a problem, let a stairlift take the strain. Easily controlled by buttons or a joystick on the arm, it glides up and down a rail - fixed securely to the floor or stair surface - and stops automatically at the top. When not in use it folds up out of the way
stair rod (n) varilla (f) (para sujetar la alfombra de la escalera)
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