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"Sofá" is a noun which is often translated as "sofa", and "sillón" is a noun which is often translated as "armchair". Learn more about the difference between "sofá" and "sillón" below.
sofá(
soh
-
fah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (furniture)
a. sofa
Este sofá es muy cómodo.This sofa is very comfortable.
b. couch
Me quedé dormida en el sofá.I fell asleep on the couch.
c. settee
Pasó toda la tarde viendo televisión en el sofá.He spent all afternoon watching TV on the settee.
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sillón(
see
-
yohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (furniture)
a. armchair
Mi abuelo solía sentarse en ese sillón para contarnos historias.My grandfather used to sit in that armchair to tell us stories.
b. easy chair
Me compré un sillón con el reposapiés a juego.I bought an easy chair with a matching foot rest.
c. rocking chair
Necesito un sillón para la habitación del bebé.I need a rocking chair for the baby's nursery.
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