Quick answer
"Floor" is a noun which is often translated as "el piso", and "building" is a noun which is often translated as "el edificio". Learn more about the difference between "floor" and "building" below.
floor(
flawr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (surface you walk on indoors)
a. el piso
(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).
Be really careful when you get out of the shower; the floor is wet.Ten cuidado al salir de la ducha; el piso está mojado.
b. el suelo
(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 like sitting on the floor in the summer because it feels cool.Me gusta sentarme en el suelo durante el verano porque se siente fresco.
c. la pista
(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).
(for dancing)
Let's get on the floor. I love this song!Vámonos a la pista. ¡Esta canción me encanta!
2. (level in a building)
a. el piso
(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 live on the fourth floor, next to the gym.Vivo en el cuarto piso, al lado del gimnasio.
b. la planta
(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).
All the stores are located on the ground floor.Todas las tiendas están localizadas en la planta baja.
3. (of the ocean)
a. el fondo
(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 saw a documentary about life on the ocean floor.Vi un documental sobre la vida en el fondo del mar.
4. (of stock exchange)
a. el parquet
(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 cousin works on the floor of the stock exchange.Mi primo trabaja en el parquet de la bolsa de valores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to install flooring)
a. solar
They're flooring the kitchen today, so you won't be able to cook.Van a solar la cocina hoy, así que no podrás cocinar.
b. pavimentar
They stirred up a lot of dust when they floored the hallway.Levantaron mucho polvo cuando pavimentaron el pasillo.
6. (to knock down)
a. derribar
You floored him with a single punch. I can't believe it.Lo derribaste con un solo golpe. No lo puedo creer.
7. (to astonish)
a. dejar helado
I was floored by the news that dinosaurs had been discovered in the depths of the ocean.Me dejó helada la noticia que descubrieron dinosaurios en las profundidades del mar.
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building(
bihl
-
dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (structure)
a. el edificio
(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's an impressive building, with 94 levels and a location in the center of the city.Es un edificio impresionante, con 94 pisos y una ubicación en el centro de la ciudad.
b. la construcción
(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).
That new building is a costly monstrosity.Esa construcción nueva es una monstruosidad costosa.
2. (act of building)
a. la construcción
(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 building of the new library is going to take four months.La construcción de la nueva biblioteca va a tomar cuatro meses.
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