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"Esquina" is a noun which is often translated as "corner", and "rincón" is a noun which is also often translated as "corner". Learn more about the difference between "esquina" and "rincón" below.
esquina(
ehs
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kee
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nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. corner
Puedes poner las cajas en la esquina.You can put the boxes in the corner.
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rincón(
rreeng
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kohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (location)
a. corner
Solía sentarme en el rincón del salón de clases.I used to sit in the corner of the classroom.
¿Quién es ese hombre misterioso en la mesa del rincón?Who is that mysterious man at that table in the corner?
b. nook
Mi rincón favorito para leer es debajo de las escaleras.My favorite reading nook is under the stairs.
2. (remote place)
a. corner
Me encantaría viajar a ese rincón del mundo.I would love to travel to that corner of the world.
3. (small space)
a. corner
Mi esposo solo me dejó un rincón de la gaveta para mis medias.My husband only left me a corner of the drawer for my socks.
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