Quick answer
"Fireplace" is a noun which is often translated as "la chimenea", and "hearth" is a noun which is also often translated as "la chimenea". Learn more about the difference between "fireplace" and "hearth" 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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hearth(
harth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fireplace)
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).
Jonathan is reading a book next to the hearth.Jonathan está leyendo un libro al lado de la chimenea.
Lucy was starting a fire in the hearth when I came in.Cuando entré, Lucy preparaba un fuego en 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).
My grandfather was sitting beside the hearth, but the fire wasn't lit.Mi abuelo estaba sentado junto al hogar, pero el fuego no estaba encendido.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(home)
a. 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).
It seems their son lost his job and is returning to the paternal hearth.Al parecer, su hijo perdió el trabajo y vuelve al hogar paterno.
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