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"Comedor" is a noun which is often translated as "dining room", and "sala" is a noun which is often translated as "living room". Learn more about the difference between "comedor" and "sala" below.
comedor(
koh
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meh
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dohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (room)
a. dining room (at home)
La cena será servida en el comedor.Dinner will be served in the dining room.
b. dining hall (at school or university)
El comedor del colegio no abre hasta la hora de almuerzo.The school dining hall doesn't open until lunchtime.
c. cafeteria
¿No vienes al comedor a almorzar?Aren't you coming to the cafeteria for lunch?
2. (furniture)
a. dining-room suite
Me gusta el comedor de cerezo.I like the dining-room suite in cherry-wood.
b. dining-room furniture
Queremos cambiar el comedor, que está muy viejo.We want to change the dining-room furniture; it's so old.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (feeding on something)
a. eating
Las plantas carnivoras son plantas comedoras de insectos.Carnivorous plants are insect-eating plants.
4. (of good appetite)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En casa no somos muy comedores.We aren't big eaters at home.
Tu hijo es muy comedor.Your kid likes his food.
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sala(
sah
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lah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (room in a house)
a. living room
Compramos un sofá nuevo para la sala.We bought a new sofa for the living room.
b. sitting room
Tomamos el té en la sala mientras lo esperábamos.We had tea in the sitting room while we waited for him.
2. (public place)
a. courtroom
Mi abogado me esperó en la sala.My lawyer waited for me at the courtroom.
b. ward
Tuvimos que ir a la sala de maternidad para verla.We had to go to the maternity ward to visit her.
c. movie theater
La película se estrenó en todas las salas de la ciudad.The movie was released in all the movie theaters in town.
d. hall
Van a actuar en la sala de conciertos.They are going to perform in the concert hall.
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