Quick answer
"Cupboard" is a noun which is often translated as "la alacena", and "wardrobe" is a noun which is often translated as "el armario". Learn more about the difference between "cupboard" and "wardrobe" below.
cupboard(
kuh
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buhrd
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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. (pantry)
a. la alacena
(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).
Alicia kept the cupboard stocked up with various canned foods.Alicia tenía varios alimentos en conserva almacenados en la alacena.
b. la despensa
(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 cupboards are bare, so I'll need to do some shopping.La despensa está vacía, así que tendré que ir a comprar algo.
2. (closet) (United Kingdom)
a. el armario
(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).
There's a built-in cupboard in all the bedrooms.Todos los dormitorios vienen con armarios empotrados.
b. el clóset
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you get me my shoes from the cupboard, please?¿Me puedes traer los zapatos del clóset, por favor?
c. el placard
(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).
(River Plate)
I can't buy any more clothes, because I don't have any room left in the cupboard.No puedo comprarme más ropa, porque ya no me queda espacio en el placard.
3. (furniture)
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).
Get the silverware from the cupboard, please.Saca los cubiertos del aparador, por favor.
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wardrobe(
wawr
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drob
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. el armario
(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 organized the shirts in the wardrobe by color.Ordené las camisas en el armario por color.
b. el ropero
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She hung the suit in the wardrobe.Colgó el traje en el ropero.
c. el guardarropa
(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).
There's no space in the wardrobe to hang the winter jackets.En el guardarropa no hay sitio para colgar las chaquetas de invierno.
2. (set of clothes)
a. el vestuario
(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 had to change my wardrobe because I lost weight and none of my clothes fit me.Tuve que cambiar mi vestuario porque bajé de peso y mi ropa ya no me quedaba.
b. el guardarropa
(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).
My wardrobe consists mostly of black-and-white clothes.La mayoría de la ropa de mi guardarropa es blanca y negra.
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