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"Ascensor" is a noun which is often translated as "elevator", and "huésped" is a noun which is often translated as "guest". Learn more about the difference between "ascensor" and "huésped" below.
ascensor(
ah
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sehn
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sohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. elevator
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El ascensor no funciona.The elevator is out of service.
b. lift (United Kingdom)
Solo uso el ascensor cuando estoy cansado.I only use the lift when I'm tired.
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el huésped, la huésped(
wehs
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pehd
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (person paying for lodging)
a. guest
El Hotel Flamingo puede albergar hasta 1,200 huéspedes.The Flamingo Hotel can lodge up to 1,200 guests.
b. lodger (in someone's house)
Mary Lou buscó una huésped para ayudarla a pagar los gastos.Mary Lou looked for a lodger to help pay expenses.
c. boarder (in a house or school)
La Escuela Kennedy tiene 250 huéspedes.The Kennedy School has 250 boarders.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (biology)
a. host
El mosquito Aedes aegypti es huésped del virus del dengue.The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the host of the dengue virus.
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