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"Lavaplatos" is a noun which is often translated as "dishwasher", and "servilleta" is a noun which is often translated as "napkin". Learn more about the difference between "lavaplatos" and "servilleta" below.
lavaplatos(
lah
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bah
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plah
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tohs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (electrical appliance)
a. dishwasher
Cuando acabe el lavaplatos, vacíalo.When the dishwasher is done, unload it.
2. (basin) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. sink
Llené el lavaplatos de agua y dejé la cacerola en remojo toda la noche.I filled the sink with water and left the saucepan to soak overnight.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (profession)
a. dishwasher
Durante las vacaciones de verano, trabajaba como lavaplatos en un restaurante.During summer vacation, I worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant.
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servilleta(
sehr
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bee
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yeh
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tah
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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. (tableware)
a. napkin
Los buenos modales dicen que debes ponerte la servilleta en el regazo.It's good manners to place a napkin on your lap.
b. serviette (United Kingdom)
Al poner la mesa, las servilletas se ponen antes que los cubiertos.Serviettes should be laid out before the cutlery while setting the table.
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