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"Estufa" is a noun which is often translated as "stove", and "calefacción" is a noun which is often translated as "heating". Learn more about the difference between "estufa" and "calefacción" below.
estufa(
ehs
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too
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fah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (electrical appliance)
a. stove
Mira, la olla de agua en la estufa está hirviendo.Look, the pot of water on the stove is boiling.
2. (space heater)
a. heater
Hace mucho frío en el sótano; debemos poner una estufa allí abajo.It's really cold in the basement; we should put a heater down there.
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calefacción(
kah
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leh
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fahk
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. heating
Nuestra casa tiene calefacción central.Our house has central heating.
El técnico viene mañana a reparar la calefacción.The repairman is coming tomorrow to fix the heating.
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