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"Elevador" is a noun which is often translated as "elevator", and "ascensor" is a noun which is also often translated as "elevator". Learn more about the difference between "elevador" and "ascensor" below.
elevador(
eh
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leh
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bah
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dohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (for lifting people in a building)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. elevator
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El elevador no funciona, así que tendremos que subir por las escaleras.The elevator is out of order, so we'll have to take the stairs.
b. lift (United Kingdom)
Como vivo en el segundo, jamás uso el elevador.As I live on the second floor, I never take the lift.
2. (for lifting freight in a building)
a. freight elevator
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El empleado metió las cajas en el elevador y las envió al cuarto piso.The employee put the crates in the freight elevator and sent them up to the fourth floor.
b. goods lift (United Kingdom)
Podemos proporcionar e instalar un elevador en su local en 24 horas.We can supply and install a goods lift in your business premises within 24 hours.
3. (mechanics)
a. hoist
El cable de acero del elevador se cortó y los tubos cayeron al suelo.The steel cable on the hoist broke and the tubes fell to the ground.
4. (electronics)
a. booster device
Este elevador de voltaje permite utilizar el aparato con seguridad.This booster device allows you to use the appliance safely.
b. booster
En casa veíamos la vieja televisión con un elevador.At home we used to watch the old TV using a booster.
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ascensor(
ah
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sehn
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sohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. elevator
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El ascensor no funciona.The elevator is out of service.
b. lift (United Kingdom)
Solo uso el ascensor cuando estoy cansado.I only use the lift when I'm tired.
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