Quick answer
"Wardrobe" is a noun which is often translated as "el armario", and "cabinet" is a noun which is also often translated as "el armario". Learn more about the difference between "wardrobe" and "cabinet" below.
wardrobe(
wawr
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drob
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. el armario
(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 organized the shirts in the wardrobe by color.Ordené las camisas en el armario por color.
b. el ropero
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She hung the suit in the wardrobe.Colgó el traje en el ropero.
c. el guardarropa
(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's no space in the wardrobe to hang the winter jackets.En el guardarropa no hay sitio para colgar las chaquetas de invierno.
2. (set of clothes)
a. el vestuario
(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 had to change my wardrobe because I lost weight and none of my clothes fit me.Tuve que cambiar mi vestuario porque bajé de peso y mi ropa ya no me quedaba.
b. el guardarropa
(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 wardrobe consists mostly of black-and-white clothes.La mayoría de la ropa de mi guardarropa es blanca y negra.
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cabinet(
kah
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bih
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niht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. el armario
(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 kitchen is very old, so I'm going to buy new cabinets.Mi cocina es muy vieja, así que voy a comprar armarios nuevos.
b. la vitrina
(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).
(with glass)
You can install lights to illuminate whatever you keep inside the cabinet.Puedes poner luces para iluminar lo que guardes dentro de la vitrina.
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).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
They stored the old toys in a big cabinet.Guardaban los juguetes viejos en un gran gabinete.
2. (politics)
a. 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).
The cabinet met with the president to discuss a variety of issues.El gabinete se reunió con el presidente para hablar de diversos temas.
b. el consejo de ministros
(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 Japanese Cabinet held an emergency meeting today.Hoy el consejo de ministros japonés celebró una reunión de urgencia.
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