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"Banister" is a noun which is often translated as "la barandilla", and "railing" is a noun which is often translated as "la reja". Learn more about the difference between "banister" and "railing" below.
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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. (handrail)
a. la barandilla
(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).
Hold onto the banister as you walk down the stairs.Agárrate a la barandilla al bajar las escaleras.
b. el pasamanos
(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).
Sheila leaned against the banister as she waited in line for the roller coaster.Sheila se apoyó contra el pasamanos mientras esperaba en la cola de la montaña rusa.
c. el barandal
(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).
Eric likes to slide down the banister.A Eric le gusta deslizarse por el barandal.
2. (post)
a. el balaustre
(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).
Wooden banisters support the railing.Unos balaustres de madera sostienen la barandilla.
b. el balaústre
(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).
Oak banisters are more expensive than pine ones.Los balaústres de roble son más caros que los de pino.
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railing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fence of rails)
a. la reja
(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 is a high railing along the bridge walkway to prevent people from falling into the river.Hay una reja alta a lo largo del puente para evitar que la gente se caiga al río.
b. la verja
(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).
An elegant black railing separates the sunken living room from the dining room above.Una elegante verja negra separa la sala de estar del comedor que está más arriba.
2. (banister)
a. la baranda
(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).
Aurelio leaned on the railing of the veranda and watched his children play in the garden.Aurelio se apoyó en la baranda de la veranda y observó a sus hijos jugar en el jardín.
b. la barandilla
(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).
Yvonne has a stainless steel railing running the perimeter of her apartment balcony.Yvonne tiene una barandilla de acero inoxidable que recorre el perímetro del balcón de su departamento.
c. el barandal
(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).
Paula's always telling the children to stay away from the balcony railing.Paula siempre les dice a los niños que se alejen del barandal del balcón.
d. el pasamanos
(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).
Amelia gripped the boat's railing as it plunged through the storm.Amelia se agarró del pasamanos del barco mientras este cabeceaba por la tormenta.
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