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"Escritorio" is a noun which is often translated as "desk", and "hay" is an impersonal verb which is often translated as "there is". Learn more about the difference between "escritorio" and "hay" below.
escritorio(
ehs
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kree
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toh
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ryoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (furniture)
a. desk
Es más fácil hacer la tarea en un escritorio que la mesa de la cocina.It is easier to do homework at a desk than at the kitchen table.
b. bureau (United Kingdom)
El escritorio de la reina Isabel está hecho de roble.Queen Elizabeth's bureau is made of oak.
2. (office)
a. office
Mi abogado tiene un escritorio en el centro de la ciudad.My lawyer has an office downtown.
3. (computer)
a. desktop
Haz clic en el ícono de la aplicación en el escritorio.Click on the application icon on the desktop.
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hay(
ay
)
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
1. (to exist)
a. there is (singular)
Hay un hombre mirándote.There is a man looking at you.
b. there are (plural)
¿Hay pimientos en la nevera?Are there any peppers in the fridge?
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