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"In bed" is a phrase which is often translated as "en la cama", and "article" is a noun which is often translated as "el artículo". Learn more about the difference between "in bed" and "article" below.
in bed(
ihn
 
behd
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (on a bed)
a. en la cama
Where is Lisa? - She's in bed with a fever.¿Dónde está Lisa? - Está en la cama con fiebre.
b. en cama
The doctor told me to stay in bed today.El doctor me pidió que permaneciera en cama hoy.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(during sex)
a. en la cama
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Why don't you miss your ex-boyfriend? - He was terrible in bed!¿Por qué no extrañas a tu ex novio? - ¡Era pésimo en la cama!
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(connected)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The American politician is in bed with Russia.El político estadounidense está metido con Rusia.
They say the governor is in bed with the mafia.Se dice que el gobernador está involucrado con la mafia.
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article(
ar
-
dih
-
kuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (object)
a. el artículo
(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).
We sell kitchen articles among many other things.Entre muchas otras cosas, vendemos artículos de cocina.
b. la prenda
(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).
(clothing)
All our articles of clothing are handmade.Todas nuestras prendas de ropa son artesanales.
2. (text)
a. el artículo
(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 read an interesting article about the economic crisis in the newspaper.Leí un artículo interesante sobre la crisis económica en el periódico.
3. (law)
a. el artículo
(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).
That article of the Constitution states that legislative power is given to Congress.Ese artículo de la Constitución establece que el Congreso asume el poder legislativo.
4. (grammar)
a. el artículo
(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).
In this case, we use the definite article instead of the indefinite article.En este caso se utiliza el artículo definido en lugar del indefinido.
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