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"Cubierto" is an adjective which is often translated as "covered", and "patio" is a noun which is often translated as "patio". Learn more about the difference between "cubierto" and "patio" below.
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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patio(
pah
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tyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (outdoor space)
a. patio
Si hace sol, podemos almorzar en el patio.If it's sunny, we can have lunch on the patio.
b. courtyard
Puedes jugar con el perro en el patio.You can play with the dog in the courtyard.
2. (school outdoor area)
a. playground
La clase ha terminado así que ahora pueden ir al patio.The class has finished so you can go out to the playground now.
b. schoolyard
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los niños jugaban en el patio.The kids were playing out in the schoolyard.
3. (theater)
a. orchestra
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tenemos entradas de patio.Our seats are in the orchestra.
b. stalls (United Kingdom)
Las entradas de patio suelen ser las más caras.The seats in the stalls are generally the most expensive.
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