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"Vestíbulo" is a noun which is often translated as "lobby", and "zaguán" is a noun which is often translated as "hallway". Learn more about the difference between "vestíbulo" and "zaguán" below.
vestíbulo(
behs
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tee
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boo
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loh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (architecture)
a. lobby
El vestíbulo del hotel es inmenso; tiene varias zonas para sentarse y un piano bar.The hotel lobby is huge; it has several sitting areas and a piano bar.
b. hall
Siempre que llego a casa, me quito los zapatos y los dejo en el vestíbulo.When I get home, I always take my shoes off and leave them in the hall.
c. foyer
En el intermedio, fuimos al vestíbulo del teatro a tomar algo.During the intermission, we went to the foyer of the theater for some drinks.
d. entryway
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En el vestíbulo había un espejo magnífico.There was a magnificent mirror in the entryway.
2. (anatomy)
a. vestibule
Los mareos que me han dado se deben a una inflamación del vestíbulo en el oído interno izquierdo.The dizzinness I've had lately is due to an inflammation of my left inner ear vestibule.
b. canal
El médico le recetó un ungüento antibiótico para curar un grano infectado en su vestíbulo nasal.The doctor gave him a antibiotic ointment to treat an infected pimple in his nasal canal.
c. passage
El otorrinolaringólogo me dijo que tengo una inflamación en el vestíbulo de mi oído derecho.The ENT specialist told me I have a swelling in my right ear passage.
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zaguán(
sah
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gwahn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (architecture)
a. hallway
En el zaguán, había una bonita cancela de entrada al patio.In the hallway, there was a beautiful gate that was the entrance to the courtyard.
b. entrance hall
Si llueve, esperaré en el zaguán a que llegue el taxi.If it's raining, I'll wait for the cab in the entrance hall.
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