la carpintería
-the carpentry
See the entry for carpintería.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (art)
a. carpentry
Jorge se dedica a la carpintería y los muebles de su casa los fabricó él mismo.Jorge works in carpentry and he built all the furniture in his house.
b. joinery (construction)
Lo que me gusta de estudiar carpintería es que diseño mis propias puertas y ventanas.What I like about studying joinery is that I can make my own doors and windows.
2. (subject or hobby)
a. woodworking
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ya no se suele estudiar carpintería en muchas escuelas.Woodworking is generally not studied at many schools now.
b. woodwork (United Kingdom)
La carpintería era la clase preferida de mi padre en la escuela.My dad's favourite lesson at school was woodwork.
3. (workshop)
a. carpenter's shop
Pásate mañana por la carpintería y te entrego las sillas arregladas.Come by the carpenter's shop tomorrow and I will give you the fixed chairs.
b. joiner's shop (construction)
En esta carpintería venden unas molduras de puertas preciosas.They sell some very beautiful door frames at this joiner's shop.
4. (work done in wood)
a. woodwork
La carpintería de este retablo es exquisita.The woodwork in this altarpiece is exquisite.
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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. (de muebles y utensilios)
a. carpentry
2. (de puertas y ventanas)
a. joinery
3. (taller)
a. carpenter's/joiner's shop
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (arte, oficio) carpentry; joinery
2 (afición) woodwork
3 (taller) carpenter's shop
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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