Quick answer
"Lobby" is a noun which is often translated as "el vestíbulo", and "hall" is a noun which is also often translated as "el vestíbulo". Learn more about the difference between "lobby" and "hall" below.
lobby(
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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. (entrance hall)
a. el vestíbulo
(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'll meet you in the hotel lobby at 12:30 pm.Te veré en el vestíbulo del hotel a las 12:30 pm.
b. el hall
(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).
There was a press conference in the Municipal Theater's lobby.Hubo una conferencia de prensa en el hall del Teatro Municipal.
2. (pressure group)
a. el grupo de presión
(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 coal lobby is pushing to remove regulations.El grupo de presión del carbón está presionando para que se eliminen normas.
b. el lobby
(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 pharmaceutical lobby spends millions to convince governments to approve new medications.El lobby farmacéutico gasta millones para convencer a los gobiernos de aprobar nuevos medicamentos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to pressure)
a. ejercer presión sobre
The association lobbied the legislature for favorable legislation.La asociación ejerció presión sobre la legislatura para conseguir legislación favorable.
b. presionar
The accountants' association lobbied congress to make tax forms more difficult to fill out.El colegio de contadores presionó al congreso para hacer formularios de impuestos más difíciles de llenar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to campaign)
a. ejercer presión
The group lobbied against cuts to higher education.El grupo ejerció presión en contra de los recortes a los fondos para la educación superior.
b. presionar
The casino owner lobbied to legalize gambling in Florida.El dueño del casino presionó para legalizar los juegos de azar en Florida.
c. cabildear
The environmentalists lobbied for stricter environmental protection laws.Los ambientalistas cabildearon para conseguir leyes más estrictas de protección del medio ambiente.
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hall(
hal
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (entrance)
a. el vestíbulo
(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 got back late, but the light was still on in the hall.Llegué tarde, pero la luz del vestíbulo seguía encendida.
b. la entrada
(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).
She told me that she would be ready in ten minutes and that I could wait in the hall.Me dijo que estaría lista en diez minutos y que podía esperar en la entrada.
c. el hall
(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 the hall downstairs, guests were checking in.Los clientes estaban registrándose abajo en el hall.
2. (large room)
a. el salón
(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 waltz contest will be held at the dance hall.El concurso de valses se llevará a cabo en el salón de baile.
b. la sala
(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).
We've hired a hall for the reception.Hemos alquilado una sala para la recepción.
c. el salón de actos
(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 prize-giving will take place in the school hall.La entrega de premios tendrá lugar en el salón de actos.
3. (corridor)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pasillo
(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 hall on my floor was long, with many doors on each side.El pasillo de mi planta era largo, con muchas puertas a cada lado.
b. el corredor
(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).
At school we weren't allowed to run in the halls.En el colegio no nos permitían correr por los corredores.
4. (university accommodation) (United Kingdom)
a. la residencia de estudiantes
(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).
In halls I had to share a room with three other students.En la residencia de estudianes tuve que compartir habitación con otros tres estudiantes.
b. el colegio mayor
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I was lucky enough to find accommodation in a hall.Tuve la suerte de conseguir alojamiento en un colegio mayor.
5. (mansion) (United Kingdom)
a. la mansión
(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).
They lived in a lovely old hall, with stables, gardens, and parkland.Vivían en una bella mansión, con caballerizas, jardines y parques.
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