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"Balcón" is a noun which is often translated as "balcony", and "cubierto" is an adjective which is often translated as "covered". Learn more about the difference between "balcón" and "cubierto" below.
balcón(
bahl
-
kohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (architecture)
a. balcony
Abrí las ventanas del dormitorio y me senté a leer en el balcón.I opened the bedroom windows and sat on the balcony to read.
2. (observation point)
a. vantage point
El puente es un balcón desde el que se puede apreciar todo el valle.The bridge provides a vantage point to see the whole valley.
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cubierto(
koo
-
byehr
-
toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (overlaid)
a. covered
Su escritorio estaba totalmente cubierto de papeles.Her desk was completely covered with papers.
2. (weather)
a. overcast
El cielo estaba cubierto; iba a llover de un momento a otro.The sky was overcast; it was going to rain at any moment.
3. (not available)
a. filled
Gracias por su solicitud, pero el puesto ya ha sido cubierto.Thank you for your application, but the position has already been filled.
4. (interior)
a. indoor
No me gusta nadar en la piscina cubierta.I don't like swimming in the indoor pool.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (tableware)
a. piece of cutlery
Los cubiertos que deben usarse primero en una comida son los que están más alejados del plato.The pieces of cutlery to be used first in a meal are the farthest from the plate.
b. place setting
Un buen camarero sabe que el primer cubierto que debe ponerse en un banquete es el de la silla a las 12 en punto.A good waiter knows that the first place setting of a banquet must be laid at the 12 o'clock chair.
6. (price)
a. head
Calculamos que este local de boda cobrará $100 por cubierto para la comida.We calculate that this wedding venue will charge $100 per head for the meal.
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