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"Parking" is a noun which is often translated as "parking lot", and "aparcamiento" is a noun which is often translated as "parking". Learn more about the difference between "parking" and "aparcamiento" below.
parking(
pahr
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keen
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. parking lot
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Dejé el coche en el parking al lado del cine.I left the car in the parking lot by the movie theater.
b. car park (United Kingdom)
El parking está lleno, así que tendremos que dejar el camión en la calle.The car park is full, so we'll have to leave the lorry in the street.
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aparcamiento(
ah
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pahr
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kah
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myehn
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act)
a. parking
Hoy practiqué aparcamiento en la clase de conducir.Today, I practiced parking in my driving lesson.
2. (dedicated place)
a. parking lot
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay un aparcamiento cerca de aquí donde puedes dejar el coche.There's a parking lot near here where you can leave the car.
b. car park (United Kingdom)
Deja el coche en el aparcamiento; mi plaza está vacía.Leave the car in the car park; my space is empty.
3. (gap to park in)
a. parking space
No encontré aparcamiento cerca de la farmacia.I couldn't find a parking space near the drugstore.
b. parking place
Estoy harta de perder tiempo buscando aparcamientos.I'm fed up wasting time looking for parking places.
c. parking spot
Llegué tarde a la reunión porque alguien se había metido en mi aparcamiento.I was late for the meeting because someone had taken my parking spot.
4. (roadside stop)
a. rest area
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Podemos parar en ese aparcamiento para comer si quieres.We can stop in that rest area to have lunch, if you like.
b. lay-by (United Kingdom)
¿Podemos parar el coche en ese aparcamiento para descansar un poco?Can we stop the car in that lay-by to have a little rest?
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