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"Baño" is a noun which is often translated as "bathroom", and "hay un" is a phrase which is often translated as "there is a". Learn more about the difference between "baño" and "hay un" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (room)
a. bathroom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Puedes decirme dónde está el baño?Could you tell me where the bathroom is?
b. toilet (United Kingdom)
Disculpa un momento, he de ir al baño.Excuse me for a moment, I have to go to the toilet.
2. (action)
a. bath (in the bathtub)
Esta noche voy a darme un baño de espuma maravilloso.I'm going to take a wonderful bubble bath tonight.
b. swim (outdoors)
¿Quieres darte un baño en el lago?Would you like to go for a swim in the lake?
3. (tub for bathing)
a. bath
A mi hijo le encanta jugar con su patito de goma en el baño.My son loves playing with his rubber duck in the bath.
b. bathtub
El agua del baño estaba ardiendo y tuve que esperar casi media hora para meterme.The water in the bathtub was scalding hot, and I had to wait nearly half an hour to get in.
4. (coating)
a. coat (paint)
Hay que darle otro baño de pintura al carro.We have to give the car another coat of paint.
b. plating (gold or silver)
Mi dedo está verde porque el baño de mi anillo se está desgastando.My finger is green because the plating on my ring is wearing off.
5. (culinary)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Le di un baño de chocolate a las galletas.I covered the cookies with a chocolate coating.
Se le da un baño de almíbar al bizcocho antes de rellenarlo.The sponge cake is soaked in syrup before filling it.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (spa)
a. baths
Una visita a los baños turcos seguramente será una experiencia reconstituyente.A visit to the Turkish baths is sure to be a restorative experience.
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hay un(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. there is a
¡Hay un insecto en el armario!There is an insect in the closet!
b. there's a
Hay un montón de cosas que hacer.There's a lot to do.
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