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"Dormitorio" is a noun which is often translated as "bedroom", and "sala" is a noun which is often translated as "living room". Learn more about the difference between "dormitorio" and "sala" below.
dormitorio(
dohr
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mee
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toh
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ryoh
)
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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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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