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"Dormitorio" is a noun which is often translated as "bedroom", and "comedor" is a noun which is often translated as "dining room". Learn more about the difference between "dormitorio" and "comedor" below.
dormitorio(
dohr
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mee
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toh
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ryoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (room of a house)
a. bedroom
Mis dos hermanos menores duermen en el mismo dormitorio.My two younger brothers sleep in the same bedroom.
2. (school)
a. dormitory
A los estudiantes se les asignará un dormitorio cuando lleguen al colegio.Students will be allocated a dormitory on arrival at the school.
b. dorm
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Cuando estaba en el colegio, compartía el dormitorio con otras tres chicas.When I was in school, I had to share a dorm with three other girls.
3. (furniture)
a. bedroom suite
No pude encontrar un dormitorio a juego con mi colcha.I couldn't find a bedroom suite that goes with my quilt.
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comedor(
koh
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meh
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dohr
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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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