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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. (general)
a. la escalera de servicio
(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).
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backstairs [ˈbækˈstɛəz]
plural noun
escalera (f) de servicio
[+staff] de servicio; [+work] doméstico; [+gossip, plot] clandestino; subrepticio
I visualized descending into a tableau of upturned faces as the backstairs staff stood around in stained aprons ...odd little domestic arrangements like the backstairs maids' mop point Before these parties there was always an enormous amount of backstairs activity They gathered around her to be given the intriguing backstairs gossip Rhoda was privy to at the parties she was allowed to stay up late to attend ...the backstairs plots that are such a distinctive feature of life at the magazine He was infuriated by what he saw as their backstairs subterfuge in hiring a man of notorious political irresponsibility
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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