Quick answer
"Countertop" is a noun which is often translated as "la cubierta", and "worktop" is a noun which is also often translated as "la cubierta". Learn more about the difference between "countertop" and "worktop" 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. (kitchen work surface)
a. la cubierta
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My daughter likes to sit on the kitchen countertop and watch me cook.A mi hija le gusta sentarse en la cubierta de la cocina y observarme cocinar.
b. la encimera
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We installed a red countertop to contrast with the gray cabinets.Instalamos una encimera roja para hacer contraste con los armarios grises.
c. la mesada
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Oops! I left the grocery list on the kitchen countertop.¡Ups! Dejé la lista del súper en la mesada de la cocina.
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worktop
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general) (United Kingdom)
a. la cubierta
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Granite is a very popular material for kitchen worktops.El granito es un material muy popular para las cubiertas de cocina.
b. la encimera
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Laminate worktops are cheap, but they get damaged easily.Las encimeras de laminado son económicas, pero se dañan con facilidad.
c. la mesada
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Did you see my glasses? I put them on the worktop while I was cooking.¿Viste mis anteojos? Los puse sobre la mesada mientras cocinaba.
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