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"Cafeteria" is a noun which is often translated as "la cafetería", and "café" is a noun which is often translated as "el café". Learn more about the difference between "cafeteria" and "café" below.
cafeteria(
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fih
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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. (general)
a. la cafetería
(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 usually have lunch at the office cafeteria.Suelo comer en la cafetería de la oficina.
b. el self-service
(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).
We ate downtown at a cafeteria.Comimos en un self-service del centro.
c. la cantina
(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).
(in a hospital or college)
The university cafeteria has great food at very affordable prices.La cantina de la universidad tiene muy buena comida y a buen precio.
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café(
kah
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fey
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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. (establishment)
a. el café
(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).
My plan is to find a café where I can get some work done.Mi plan es encontrar un café donde pueda trabajar un poco.
b. la cafetería
(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).
Why don't we meet at the café on Main Street?¿Por qué no nos reunimos en la cafetería en la calle principal?
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