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"Escalera" is a noun which is often translated as "stairs", and "planta" is a noun which is often translated as "plant". Learn more about the difference between "escalera" and "planta" below.
escalera(
ehs
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kah
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leh
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rah
)
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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planta(
plahn
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (botany)
a. plant
Tengo la casa llena de plantas.My house is full of plants.
2. (factory)
a. plant
Mi hermano trabaja en una planta depuradora.My brother works at a water purification plant.
3. (personnel)
a. staff
El colegio cuenta con una planta de 35 docentes.The school has a staff of 35 teachers.
4. (architecture)
a. floor
¿En qué planta vives?What floor do you live on?
b. story
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este edificio tiene 20 plantas.This building is 20 stories high.
c. storey (United Kingdom)
El bloque de apartamentos donde vive Susana tiene solo tres plantas.The apartment block where Susana lives is only three storeys high.
5. (design)
a. plan
¿Has visto la planta para la nueva obra?Have you seen the plan for the new building?
6. (anatomy)
a. sole
Tengo una ampolla en la planta del pie derecho.I've got a blister on the sole of my right foot.
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