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chair(
chehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. la silla
(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).
I am going to buy an ergonomic chair for my desk.Voy a comprarme una silla ergonómica para mi escritorio.
b. el sillón
(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).
(armchair)
That yellow chair does not match your sofa.Ese sillón amarillo no hace juego con tu sofá.
c. la butaca
(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).
(armchair)
I want to reupholster this chair.Quiero volver a tapizar esta butaca.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(method of execution)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la silla eléctrica
(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).
Are there any states that don't use the chair to execute prisoners?¿Han algún estado que no use la silla eléctrica para ejecutar a los prisioneros?
3. (authority)
a. el presidente
(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).
, la presidenta
(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).
(person)
Mrs. Robinson was the Chair of the Youth Committee.La Sra. Robinson fue la presidenta del Comité para la Juventud.
b. la presidencia
(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).
(position)
The chair was vacant after the chief executive's retirement.La presidencia quedó vacante después de que se retirara el director ejecutivo.
4. (university)
a. la cátedra
(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).
My mother holds a chair in Economics.Mi madre ostenta la cátedra de Economía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to preside over)
a. presidir
The commission will be chaired by the Prime Minister.El primer ministro presidirá la comisión.
6. (to carry) (United Kingdom)
a. llevar a hombros
They chaired the bullfighter out of the bull ring.Llevaron a hombros al torero de la plaza.
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chair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (seat)
a. la silla
(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).
2. (armchair)
a. el sillón
(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).
3. (chairperson)
a. el presidente(a)
(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).
la presidente(a)
(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).
to be in the chairocupar la presidencia
4. (university)
a. la cátedra
(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).
(of professor)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (meeting)
a. presidir
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chair [tʃɛəʳ]
noun
1 (gen) silla (f); (armchair) sillón (m); butaca (f); (wheelchair) silla (f) (de ruedas)
There was no ramp, so she couldn't get the chair inside the building
(seat) lugar (m); asiento (m)
please take a chair siéntese or tome asiento por favor
2 (Univ) cátedra (f)
3 [of meeting] presidencia (f); (chairman) presidente (m)
to be in the chair take the chair presidir
to address the chair dirigirse al presidente
4
the chair (US) (electric chair) la silla eléctrica
transitive verb
1 [+person] llevar a hombros
they chaired him off the ground le sacaron del campo a hombros
2 [+meeting] presidir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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