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"Comedor" is a noun which is often translated as "dining room", and "vivienda" is a noun which is often translated as "house". Learn more about the difference between "comedor" and "vivienda" below.
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)
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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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (dwelling)
a. house
Mis abuelos tienen otra vivienda en Monterrey.My grandparents have another house in Monterrey.
b. home
Estamos ahorrando para la entrega inicial de nuestra primera vivienda como pareja.We're saving for a down payment on our first home as a couple.
c. dwelling
Hay muchas viviendas abandonadas en zonas de guerra.There are many abandoned dwellings in war zones.
2. (shelter)
a. housing
El ayuntamiento ha aprobado nuevas normas de vivienda pública.Local government has passed new regulations on public housing.
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