Quick answer
"Corner" is a noun which is often translated as "la esquina", and "nook" is a noun which is often translated as "el rincón". Learn more about the difference between "corner" and "nook" below.
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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. (angle)
a. la esquina
(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).
(outer)
Click on the arrow in the bottom right corner of the page.Haz clic en la flecha en la esquina inferior derecha de la página.
b. el rincón
(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).
(inner)
There is a chair in the corner of the room.Hay una silla en el rincón de la habitación.
2. (point where two streets meet)
a. la esquina
(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 restaurant is located on the corner of Fifth and Main.El restaurante se ubica en la esquina entre la Cinco y Main.
3. (anatomy)
a. el rabillo
(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).
Look at him out of the corner of your eye.Míralo por el rabillo del ojo.
4. (sports)
a. el córner
(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 player headed in a goal from a corner.El jugador remató de cabeza un gol de un córner.
b. el saque de esquina
(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).
A goal can be scored directly from a corner.Se puede marcar un gol directamente de un saque de esquina.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to trap)
a. acorralar
Two policemen cornered the thief in the street.Dos policías acorralaron al ladrón en la calle.
6. (to monopolize)
a. acaparar
A company that has cornered the market has a significant competitive advantage.Una empresa que ha acaparado el mercado tiene una importante ventaja competitiva.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (automobile)
a. girar
The old car cornered more precisely than you'd expect.El viejo coche giró de manera más precisa de lo que cabría esperar.
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nook
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el rincón
(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).
These old houses are full of interesting nooks and period features.Estas casas antiguas están llenas de rincones interesantes y detalles arquitectónicos de época.
b. el recoveco
(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 found him sitting in a shady nook of the garden.Lo encontré sentado a la sombra en un recoveco del jardín.
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