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"Dormitorio" is a noun which is often translated as "bedroom", and "oficina" is a noun which is often translated as "office". Learn more about the difference between "dormitorio" and "oficina" below.
dormitorio(
dohr
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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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oficina(
oh
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fee
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see
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nah
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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. (workplace)
a. office
Quiere reemplazar los estantes y el escritorio de su oficina.She wants to replace the shelves and the desk in her office.
2. (mining)
a. nitrate field
Los científicos quieren extraer nitrato de las oficinas en el norte de Chile.Scientists want to extract nitrate from the nitrate fields in the north of Chile.
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