Quick answer
"Despertador" is a noun which is often translated as "alarm clock", and "lavabo" is a noun which is often translated as "sink". Learn more about the difference between "despertador" and "lavabo" below.
despertador(
dehs
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pehr
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tah
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dohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (device)
a. alarm clock
Puse el despertador para las 7 am.I set the alarm clock for 7 am.
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lavabo(
lah
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bah
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boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (basin for washing)
a. sink
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En el baño hay un inodoro, un lavabo y un espejo.In the bathroom there is a toilet, a sink, and a mirror.
b. washbasin (United Kingdom)
Sugiero que hagas tu camino hacia el lavabo para lavarte las manos.I suggest you make your way over to the washbasin to wash your hands.
2. (lavatory)
a. restroom
Señorita, ¿puedo ir al lavabo?Miss, may I go to the restroom?
b. bathroom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El lavabo está alrededor de la esquina y a la derecha.The bathroom is around the corner and to the right.
c. toilet (United Kingdom)
Perdón, tengo que ir al lavabo un momento.Excuse me, I need to pop to the toilet.
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