Quick answer
"Wardrobe" is a noun which is often translated as "el armario", and "closet" is a noun which is also often translated as "el armario". Learn more about the difference between "wardrobe" and "closet" below.
wardrobe(
wawr
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drob
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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. (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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closet(
kla
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ziht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (storage space)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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 hung your shirt in the closet.Colgué tu camisa en el armario.
b. el clóset
(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)
You'll find towels in the closet.Encontrarás toallas en el clóset.
c. el placard
(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).
(River Plate)
There was no closet in the room.No había placard en la habitación.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (secret)
a. encubierto
Anyone who does not support him will be considered a closet communist.Todo el que no lo apoye será considerado un comunista encubierto.
b. secreto
He pretends to be a rocker, but he's a closet country music fan.Él se hace de rockero, pero es un fanático secreto de la música country.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to shut in)
a. encerrar
They closeted the jurors in a small room until they reached a verdict.Encerraron al jurado en un pequeño cuarto hasta que llegaron a un veredicto.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to shut oneself in)
a. encerrarse
The principal and the child's parents closeted themselves for hours to discuss his behavior.La directora y los padres del niño se encerraron por horas para hablar sobre su comportamiento.
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