colchón

colchón(
kohl
-
chohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (furniture)
a. mattress
Se tiró en el colchón y se durmió enseguida.She stretched out onto the mattress and immediately fell asleep.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(savings)
a. cushion
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tenía una platita guardada en el banco que me sirvió de colchón para sobrevivir mientras buscaba empleo.I had a bit of money saved in the bank that served as a cushion for me to survive while I was looking for a job.
b. emergency fund
No quiero tocar el dinero que tengo ahorrado en esta cuenta. Es mi colchón para cuando vengan tiempos malos.I don't want to touch the money I have saved in this account. It's my emergency fund for when bad times come.
c. rainy day fund
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En vez de gastar este dinero ahora, mejor ponlo en una cuenta de ahorros y así tienes un colchón que puedes usar en caso de cualquier emergencia.Instead of spending this money now, better put it in a savings account, and that way you have a rainy day fund you can use in case of an emergency.
d. nest egg
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Es importante para parejas jóvenes tener un colchón en caso de que alguno de los dos pierda su trabajo.It's important for young couples to have a nest egg in case one of them loses their jobs.
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colchón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de cama)
a. mattress
colchón inflable o hinchableair bed
2. (computers)
a. buffer
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colchón
1 (gen) mattress
servir de colchón a to act as a buffer for
colchón de aire airbed; (Técnica) air cushion
colchón de muelles spring mattress; interior sprung mattress
colchón de plumas feather bed
colchón neumático airbed
2 (precio) floor price; reserve price; (fondos) reserve fund
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