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"Armario" is a noun which is often translated as "wardrobe", and "cocina" is a noun which is often translated as "kitchen". Learn more about the difference between "armario" and "cocina" below.
armario(
ahr
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mah
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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. (furniture)
a. wardrobe (for clothing)
Puedes encontrar tu ropa en el armario de tu habitación.You can find your clothes in the wardrobe in your room.
b. closet
Cuelga esa ropa en el armario.Hang those clothes in the closet.
c. cupboard (for food or dishes)
Trajo los platos del armario y los puso en la mesa.He brought the dishes from the cupboard and put them on the table.
d. cabinet
Guarda tu cepillo de dientes en el armario.Keep your toothbrush in the cabinet.
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cocina(
koh
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see
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nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (room)
a. kitchen
Cenamos en la cocina a menudo.We often have dinner in the kitchen.
2. (electrical appliance)
a. stove
Compramos una cocina eléctrica nueva.We bought a new electric stove.
b. range
Se puede controlar la temperatura mejor con una cocina de gas.You can control the temperature better on a gas range.
c. cooker (United Kingdom)
En esta cocina se pueden acomodar cuatro ollas grandes a la vez.You can get four big pots on this cooker at the same time.
3. (activity)
a. cooking
Me resulta difícil hacer dieta porque me encanta la cocina.I find dieting very difficult, because I love cooking.
b. cuisine
La pareja tomó un curso de alta cocina francesa.The couple did a French haute cuisine course.
c. cookery
Quiero un libro de cocina española para Navidad.I want a Spanish cookery book for Christmas.
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