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"Floor" is a noun which is often translated as "el piso", and "etc." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "etc.". Learn more about the difference between "floor" and "etc." below.
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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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etc.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (et cetera)
a. etc.
We went to the market to buy fish, meat, fruit, etc.Fuimos al mercado a comprar pescado, carne, fruta, etc.
b. etcétera
The winner thanked his wife and children, his friends, his colleagues, etc.El ganador dio las gracias a su mujer e hijos, amigos, compañeros, etcétera.
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