stairs
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Usage note
In Spanish, you can use either "la escalera" or "las escaleras" to refer to the "stairs."
stairs(
stehrz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (staircase)
a. las escaleras
(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).
Let's take the stairs down to the ground floor.Tomemos las escaleras para bajar a la planta baja.
stair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (set of steps)
a. la escalera
(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).
She walked up the stair to the top of the light house.Ella subió la escalera para llegar al tope del faro.
3. (step)
a. el escalón
(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).
Careful! The top stair is loose.¡Cuidado! El escalón de arriba está suelto.
b. el peldaño
(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).
The puppy got stuck on the bottom stair.El cachorro se quedó en el peldaño de abajo.
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stair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (single step)
a. el escalón m, peldaño
(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).
stair(s)escalera(s) fpl
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stair [stɛəʳ]
noun
1 (single step) escalón (m); peldaño (m); (stairway) escalera (f)
2 stairs escalera (f)
a flight of stairs un tramo de escalera; life below stairs la vida de los criados; gossip below stairs habladurías (f) de la servidumbre
modifier
stair carpet (n) alfombra (f) de escalera
stair lift (n) (plataforma (f)) salvaescaleras (m); elevador (m) de escaleras
He walks with the aid of a walking stick and has to use a stair-lift What if the parent needs to move to a bungalow or cannot get a grant for a stair lift? If climbing stairs is a problem, let a stairlift take the strain. Easily controlled by buttons or a joystick on the arm, it glides up and down a rail - fixed securely to the floor or stair surface - and stops automatically at the top. When not in use it folds up out of the way
stair rod (n) varilla (f) (para sujetar la alfombra de la escalera)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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