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"Patio" is a noun which is often translated as "patio", and "balcón" is a noun which is often translated as "balcony". Learn more about the difference between "patio" and "balcón" below.
patio(
pah
-
tyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (outdoor space)
a. patio
Si hace sol, podemos almorzar en el patio.If it's sunny, we can have lunch on the patio.
b. courtyard
Puedes jugar con el perro en el patio.You can play with the dog in the courtyard.
2. (school outdoor area)
a. playground
La clase ha terminado así que ahora pueden ir al patio.The class has finished so you can go out to the playground now.
b. schoolyard
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los niños jugaban en el patio.The kids were playing out in the schoolyard.
3. (theater)
a. orchestra
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tenemos entradas de patio.Our seats are in the orchestra.
b. stalls (United Kingdom)
Las entradas de patio suelen ser las más caras.The seats in the stalls are generally the most expensive.
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balcón(
bahl
-
kohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (architecture)
a. balcony
Abrí las ventanas del dormitorio y me senté a leer en el balcón.I opened the bedroom windows and sat on the balcony to read.
2. (observation point)
a. vantage point
El puente es un balcón desde el que se puede apreciar todo el valle.The bridge provides a vantage point to see the whole valley.
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