Quick answer
"Cafeteria" is a noun which is often translated as "la cafetería", and "dining hall" is a noun which is often translated as "el comedor". Learn more about the difference between "cafeteria" and "dining hall" 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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dining hall(
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hal
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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. (room)
a. el comedor
(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).
She regularly hosted dinner parties in the estate's huge dining hall.Ella celebraba con frecuencia cenas en el comedor de la casa solariega.
b. el refectorio
(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).
Do you want to join me for lunch in the dining hall after class?¿Quieres venir conmigo a almorzar al refectorio al salir de clase?
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