Quick answer
"Cellar" is a noun which is often translated as "el sótano", and "basement" is a noun which is also often translated as "el sótano". Learn more about the difference between "cellar" and "basement" below.
cellar(
seh
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luhr
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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 sótano
(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 only have the boiler and a few things in storage in our cellar.Solo tenemos la caldera y unas pocas cositas en nuestro sótano.
b. la bodega
(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).
(for wine)
I got two bottles of wine from the cellar to drink with dinner.Traje dos botellas de vino de la bodega para beber en la cena.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to store in a cellar)
a. guardar en una bodega
In order to acquire its unique flavor, this wine has to be cellared in optimum conditions for more than five years.A fin de adquirir su sabor único, este vino debe permanecer guardado en una bodega durante más cinco años en condiciones óptimas.
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basement(
beys
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mihnt
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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 below ground level)
a. el sótano
(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).
I wanted to renovate the basement.Quería reformar el sótano.
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