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"Discoteca" is a noun which is often translated as "nightclub", and "club" is a noun which is often translated as "club". Learn more about the difference between "discoteca" and "club" below.
discoteca(
dees
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koh
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teh
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (place for dancing)
a. nightclub
Es una discoteca muy pretenciosa. No creo que te dejen entrar en tejanos.It's a really pretentious nightclub. I don't think they'll let you in in jeans.
b. club
¡Esta discoteca es muy chula! Tocan la mejor música.This club is really cool! They play the best music.
c. disco
Hay una discoteca buenísima en esa esquina.There's a great disco on that corner.
d. discotheque
Ya estoy harto de vivir en una zona de bares y discotecas.I'm tired of living in an area of bars and discotheques.
2. (music collection)
a. record collection
Tienes la discoteca más grande que he visto en mi vida.You have the largest record collection I've ever seen in my life.
3. (shop)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. record store
Está contento de pasar su vida tocando la guitarra y trabajando en una discoteca.He's happy to spend his life playing guitar and working in a record store.
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club(
kloob
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (association)
a. club
El club de vela está organizando una regata para recaudar dinero para reequipar sus instalaciones.The sailing club is organizing a fund-raising regatta to refurbish their premises.
2. (establishment)
a. club
El club nocturno estaba tan abarrotado que acabamos bailando en la calle.The nightclub was so crowded that we ended up dancing in the street.
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