Usage note
This word may also be spelled “trashcan.”
trash can(
trahsh
 
kahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (waste receptacle)
a. el bote de basura
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She took the trash cans out and left them on the sidewalk.Ella sacó los botes de basura y los dejó en la acera.
b. la papelera
(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).
You should throw your waste in the trash can.Debes tirar tu basura en la papelera.
c. el cubo de basura
(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).
I bought a new trash can for the office.Compré un nuevo cubo de basura para la oficina.
d. el zafacón
(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).
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
I need to clean the kitchen trash can. It smells!Necesito limpiar el zafacón de la cocina. ¡Apesta!
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