el lavaplatos
-the dishwasher
See the entry for lavaplatos.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (electrical appliance)
a. dishwasher
Mañana viene el técnico a arreglar el lavaplatos.The repairman is coming tomorrow to repair the dishwasher.
Cuando acabe el lavaplatos, vacíalo.When the dishwasher is done, unload it.
2. (basin) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. sink
Llené el lavaplatos de agua y dejé la cacerola en remojo toda la noche.I filled the sink with water and left the saucepan to soak overnight.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (profession)
a. dishwasher
Durante las vacaciones de verano, trabajaba como lavaplatos en un restaurante.During summer vacation, I worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant.
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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. (persona)
a. dishwasher, washer-up
2. (aparato)
a. dishwasher
3. (lugar)
a. (kitchen) sink
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1 (aparato) dishwasher
2 (Chile) (Col) (México) (fregadero) sink
(empleado) washer-up; dishwasher
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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