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"Esquinas" is a form of "esquinar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to put in a corner". "Rincón" is a noun which is often translated as "corner". Learn more about the difference between "esquinas" and "rincón" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to position at an edge)
a. to put in a corner
Decidí esquinar el escritorio para crear más espacio.I decided to put my desk in a corner to create more space.
2. (to estrange; used with "con")
a. to put at odds with
Si pones la música tan alta, nos vas a esquinar con los vecinos.Your loud music is going to put us at odds with the neighbors.
3. (to make square)
a. to square off
Solo me falta esquinar los estantes y ya se podrán colocar.I just need to square off the shelves and they'll be ready to put up.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to join)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El accidente tuvo lugar donde el parque esquina con la calle principal.The accident happened on the corner of the park and main street.
No compramos la casa porque esquinaba con un taller.We didn't buy the house because it was around the corner from a repair shop.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to quarrel; used with "con")
a. to fall out with
Ernesto se esquinó con su hermano hace diez años y desde entonces no se hablan.Ernesto fell out with his brother ten years ago and they haven't spoken since.
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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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