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"Escalera" is a noun which is often translated as "stairs", and "lavadora" is a noun which is often translated as "washing machine". Learn more about the difference between "escalera" and "lavadora" below.
escalera(
ehs
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kah
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leh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (in a building)
a. stairs
Tuvimos que subir por las escaleras.We had to go up the stairs.
b. stairway
La escalera da al mar.The stairway leads to the ocean.
c. staircase
Las escaleras están oscuras de noche.The staircase is dark at night.
2. (portable)
a. ladder
Los bomberos siempre llevan una escalera en su camión.The firefighters always carry a ladder on their truck.
3. (cards)
a. straight
Su full le ganó a mi escalera.Her full house beat my straight.
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lavadora(
lah
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bah
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doh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (electrical appliance)
a. washing machine
La secadora todavía funciona, pero necesitamos comprar una lavadora nueva.The dryer still works, but we have to buy a new washing machine.
b. washer
Ese apartamento, ¿tiene una lavadora adentro?Does that apartment have a washer inside?
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