Quick answer
"Courtyard" is a noun which is often translated as "el patio", and "open space" is a phrase which is often translated as "espacio abierto". Learn more about the difference between "courtyard" and "open space" below.
courtyard(
kawrt
-
yard
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. el patio
(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).
In Ancient Rome, houses used to be built around a central courtyard.En la Antigua Roma, las casas solían construirse alrededor de un patio central.
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open space
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. espacio abierto
The planners included open spaces in their plans for the new city center.Los urbanistas incluyeron espacios abiertos en sus planes para el nuevo centro de la ciudad.
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