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"Dormitorio" is a noun which is often translated as "bedroom", and "cocina" is a noun which is often translated as "kitchen". Learn more about the difference between "dormitorio" and "cocina" 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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cocina(
koh
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see
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nah
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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. (room)
a. kitchen
Cenamos en la cocina a menudo.We often have dinner in the kitchen.
2. (electrical appliance)
a. stove
Compramos una cocina eléctrica nueva.We bought a new electric stove.
b. range
Se puede controlar la temperatura mejor con una cocina de gas.You can control the temperature better on a gas range.
c. cooker (United Kingdom)
En esta cocina se pueden acomodar cuatro ollas grandes a la vez.You can get four big pots on this cooker at the same time.
3. (activity)
a. cooking
Me resulta difícil hacer dieta porque me encanta la cocina.I find dieting very difficult, because I love cooking.
b. cuisine
La pareja tomó un curso de alta cocina francesa.The couple did a French haute cuisine course.
c. cookery
Quiero un libro de cocina española para Navidad.I want a Spanish cookery book for Christmas.
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