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"Escritorio" is a noun which is often translated as "desk", and "silla" is a noun which is often translated as "chair". Learn more about the difference between "escritorio" and "silla" below.
escritorio(
ehs
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kree
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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. (furniture)
a. desk
Es más fácil hacer la tarea en un escritorio que la mesa de la cocina.It is easier to do homework at a desk than at the kitchen table.
b. bureau (United Kingdom)
El escritorio de la reina Isabel está hecho de roble.Queen Elizabeth's bureau is made of oak.
2. (office)
a. office
Mi abogado tiene un escritorio en el centro de la ciudad.My lawyer has an office downtown.
3. (computer)
a. desktop
Haz clic en el ícono de la aplicación en el escritorio.Click on the application icon on the desktop.
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silla(
see
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yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (furniture)
a. chair
Me compré una silla muy cómoda para el escritorio.I bought a very comfortable chair for my desk.
b. seat
¿Esta silla está ocupada?Is this seat taken?
2. (horseback riding)
a. saddle
Su silla está hecha de cuero.Her saddle is made of leather.
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