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"Estufa" is a noun which is often translated as "stove", and "cocina" is a noun which is often translated as "kitchen". Learn more about the difference between "estufa" and "cocina" 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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cocina(
koh
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see
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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. (room)
a. kitchen
Cenamos en la cocina a menudo.We often have dinner in the kitchen.
2. (electrical appliance)
a. stove
Compramos una cocina eléctrica nueva.We bought a new electric stove.
b. range
Se puede controlar la temperatura mejor con una cocina de gas.You can control the temperature better on a gas range.
c. cooker (United Kingdom)
En esta cocina se pueden acomodar cuatro ollas grandes a la vez.You can get four big pots on this cooker at the same time.
3. (activity)
a. cooking
Me resulta difícil hacer dieta porque me encanta la cocina.I find dieting very difficult, because I love cooking.
b. cuisine
La pareja tomó un curso de alta cocina francesa.The couple did a French haute cuisine course.
c. cookery
Quiero un libro de cocina española para Navidad.I want a Spanish cookery book for Christmas.
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