Quick answer
"Fireplace" is a noun which is often translated as "la chimenea", and "chimney" is a noun which is also often translated as "la chimenea". Learn more about the difference between "fireplace" and "chimney" below.
fireplace(
fayr
-
pleys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la chimenea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Gabe is sitting next to the fireplace reading a book and drinking a cup of hot chocolate.Gabe está sentado al lado de la chimenea leyendo un libro y tomando una taza de chocolate caliente.
I'm going to warm my toes by the fireplace.Voy a calentarme los dedos de los pies cerca de la chimenea.
b. el hogar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I long for those winter nights around the fireplace telling stories with my grandparents.Añoro aquellas noches de invierno alrededor del hogar contando historias con mis abuelos.
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chimney(
chihm
-
ni
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (smoke outlet)
a. la chimenea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Dad, how does Santa get into houses that don't have chimneys?Papá, ¿cómo entra Papá Noel a las casas que no tienen chimenea?
White smoke coming out from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel indicates a new pope has been elected.Cuando sale humo blanco de la chimenea de la Capilla Sixtina quiere decir que se eligió a un nuevo papa.
2. (of a lamp)
a. el tubo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I accidentally dropped the lamp and the glass chimney broke.Se me cayó la lámpara sin querer y se rompió la chimenea de vidrio.
3. (geology)
a. la chimenea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The geologists repelled down the chimney of the extinct volcano.Los geólogos descendieron por la chimenea del volcán inactivo.
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