Quick answer
"Lair" is a noun which is often translated as "la guarida", and "den" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuarto de estar". Learn more about the difference between "lair" and "den" below.
lair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal's den)
a. la guarida
(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).
When night falls, the wolf leaves its lair and goes prowling about the village.Cuando cae la noche, el lobo sale de su guarida y se va a merodear la aldea.
b. el cubil
(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).
The hunter was astounded to see the amount of animal bones in the lion's lair.El cazador quedó pasmado al ver la cantidad de huesos de animales en el cubil del león.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(hideaway)
a. la guarida
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
"Welcome to my lair, Mr. Jones! You're just in time!" said the criminal."¡Bienvenido a mi guarida, Señor Jones! ¡Llega justo a tiempo!" dijo el criminal.
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den(
dehn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (room)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cuarto de estar
(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).
(for relaxing)
Where's your sister? - She's in the den watching TV.¿Dónde está tu hermana? - Está en el cuarto de estar viendo la tele.
b. el estudio
(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).
(for work)
My father fell asleep at his desk in the den while reading a book.Mi padre se durmió en su escritorio en el estudio mientras leía un libro.
c. el gabinete
(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).
(for work)
I can't concentrate with all the noise in the living room. I'm going to the den to work.No puedo concentrarme con todo el ruido de la sala de estar. Voy al gabinete.
2. (animal's lair)
a. la guarida
(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).
Everyone thought Daniel would die inside the lions' den.Todos pensaban que Daniel moriría dentro de la guarida de leones.
b. el cubil
(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).
Many species of cats live in dens for protection.Muchas especies de fieras viven en cubiles para protegerse.
c. la madriguera
(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 rabbit went running back into his den when he heard us coming.El conejo se metió corriendo en su madriguera cuando nos oyó acercarnos.
3. (place of evil)
a. la guarida
(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).
You have to be careful in that subway station. It's a den of thieves.Hay que tener cuidado en esa estación de metro. Es una guarida de ladrones.
b. el antro
(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 forbid you to go, son! That dance club is a den of sin!¡Te prohíbo ir, hijo! ¡Esa discoteca es un antro de pecado!
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