Quick answer
"Dormitorio" is a noun which is often translated as "bedroom", and "habitación" is a noun which is often translated as "room". Learn more about the difference between "dormitorio" and "habitación" below.
dormitorio(
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mee
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toh
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ryoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (room of a house)
a. bedroom
Mis dos hermanos menores duermen en el mismo dormitorio.My two younger brothers sleep in the same bedroom.
2. (school)
a. dormitory
A los estudiantes se les asignará un dormitorio cuando lleguen al colegio.Students will be allocated a dormitory on arrival at the school.
b. dorm
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Cuando estaba en el colegio, compartía el dormitorio con otras tres chicas.When I was in school, I had to share a dorm with three other girls.
3. (furniture)
a. bedroom suite
No pude encontrar un dormitorio a juego con mi colcha.I couldn't find a bedroom suite that goes with my quilt.
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habitación(
ah
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bee
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tah
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (living space)
a. room
Nos vamos a quedar en la habitación 202 del hotel.We will be staying in room 202 at the hotel.
b. bedroom
La habitación principal tiene vista al mar.The master bedroom has an ocean view.
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