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"Balcony" is a noun which is often translated as "el balcón", and "terrace" is a noun which is often translated as "la terraza". Learn more about the difference between "balcony" and "terrace" below.
balcony(
bahl
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kuh
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ni
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. el balcón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(small)
She went out to the balcony to water her plants.Salió al balcón para regar sus plantas.
b. la terraza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(large)
You can see the whole city from my balcony.Puedes ver toda la ciudad desde mi terraza.
2. (theater)
a. el anfiteatro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Are you going to the concert? - Yes. We'll be up in the balcony if you want to join us.¿Van al concierto? - Sí. Estaremos en el anfiteatro si nos quieren acompañar.
b. la galería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I like to sit in the balcony because you can see the stage better.Me gusta sentarme en la galería porque se ve mejor el escenario.
c. el gallinero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Actually, I think the acoustics are better up here in the balcony.De hecho, creo que la acústica es mejor aquí arriba en el gallinero.
d. la platea alta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The only seats left are on the balcony.Los únicos asientos que quedan están en la platea alta.
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terrace(
teh
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rihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (outside area)
a. la terraza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let's eat on the terrace since it's so nice out.Comamos en la terraza ya que hace un tiempo bonito.
b. la azotea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(on the roof)
The apartment has a roof terrace with views of the whole city.El apartamento tiene una azotea en el techo con vistas de toda la ciudad.
2. (geography)
a. la terraza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On one side of the hill there was a terrace that extended to the river bank.En una ladera de la colina había una terraza que se extendía hasta la ribera del río.
3. (group of houses) (United Kingdom)
a. la hilera de casas adosadas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were two terraces with four units each.Había dos hileras de casas adosadas con cuatro viviendas cada una.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to build terraces)
a. construir terrazas en
The Incas managed to create more farmland by terracing the hillsides.Los incas lograron crear más tierra cultivable construyendo terrazas en las laderas.
b. terraplenar
If we terrace this slope, we could build a house on top of it.Si terraplenamos esta cuesta, podríamos construir una casa sobre ella.
terraces
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. las gradas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Where are you in the stadium? - We're in section J, up in the terrace.¿En qué lugar del estadio están? - Estamos en la sección J, arriba, en las gradas.
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