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"Bedside table" is a noun which is often translated as "la mesita de noche", and "nightstand" is a noun which is also often translated as "la mesita de noche". Learn more about the difference between "bedside table" and "nightstand" below.
bedside table(
behd
-
sayd
 
tey
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buhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. la mesita de noche
(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 always keep a few books on my bedside table.Siempre tengo algunos libros en mi mesita de noche.
b. la mesa de luz
(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).
(River Plate)
I keep leaving my glasses on my bedside table.Sigo dejando mis lentes en mi mesa de luz.
c. la mesilla de noche
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
This bedside table is too small to hold a plant.Esta mesilla de noche es demasiado pequeña como para poner una planta.
d. el velador
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
This bedside table doesn't go with our rug.Este velador no combina con nuestra alfombra.
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nightstand(
nayt
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stahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. la mesita de noche
(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 was a nightstand on either side of the bed.Había una mesita de noche a cada lado de la cama.
b. la mesa de noche
(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 thought I had left my book on the nightstand, but it's not there.Creí que había dejado mi libro en la mesa de noche, pero no está allí.
c. la mesa de luz
(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).
(River Plate)
I always sleep with a glass of water on my nightstand.Yo duermo todas las noches con un vaso de agua en la mesa de luz.
d. el buró
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The lamp just fell off the nightstand by itself.La lámpara nomás se cayó del buró ella sola.
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