Quick answer
"Chest of drawers" is a noun which is often translated as "la cómoda", and "dresser" is a noun which is often translated as "el tocador". Learn more about the difference between "chest of drawers" and "dresser" below.
chest of drawers(
chehst
 
uhv
 
drawrz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. la cómoda
(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).
This chest of drawers is beautiful. What time period is it from?Esta cómoda es hermosa. ¿De qué época es?
b. la cajonera
(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).
Do you have a shirt I can borrow? - Check in the chest of drawers.¿Tienes una camisa que me prestes? - Busca en la cajonera.
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dresser(
dreh
-
suhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bedroom furniture)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tocador
(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've got all my summer clothes in the dresser.Tengo toda la ropa de verano en el tocador.
b. la cómoda
(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 put your blue sweater in the bottom drawer of the dresser.Puse tu suéter azul en el cajón de abajo de la cómoda.
2. (kitchen furniture) (United Kingdom)
a. el aparador
(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).
The dresser is full of cups we never use.El aparador está lleno de tazas que no usamos nunca.
3. (theater)
a. el ayudante de camerino
(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).
, la ayudante de camerino
(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).
The dresser was helping the actors change their clothes.El ayudante de camerino ayudaba a los actores a cambiarse de ropa.
4. (someone who dresses in a specific way)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I saw so many snappy dressers on the streets of New York.Vi a mucha gente vestida con elegancia en las calles de Nueva York.
Robin's a stylish dresser; she always wears high heels and a suit.Robin se viste con mucho estilo; siempre lleva tacones y un traje.
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