wastepaper basket
wastepaper basket
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el cesto de papeles
(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 janitor went into the office to empty the wastepaper basket.El conserje entró al despacho para vaciar el cesto de papeles.
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).
Rosa tore up the divorce papers and threw them in the wastepaper basket.Rosa rompió los papeles del divorcio y los echó a la papelera.
c. la caneca
(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).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Miguel threw all the photos with his ex in the wastepaper basket.Miguel tiró todas las fotos con su ex a la caneca.
d. 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 Mexico
(Mexico)
After hours of looking for my keys, I finally found them in the wastepaper basket.Después de horas buscando mis llaves, finalmente las encontré en el bote de basura.
e. el papelero
(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).
(Southern Cone)
This place is full of trash because there are no wastepaper baskets around.Este lugar está lleno de basura porque no hay papeleros por aquí.
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wastepaper basket [ˌweɪstˈpeɪpəˌbɑːskɪt]
wastepaper bin [ˌweɪstˈpeɪpəbɪn]
noun
cesto (m) de los papeles; papelera (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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