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divan

Pronunciation: /dɪˈvæn/

Translation of divan in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (sofa) diván (masculine), canapé (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • They piled out into a bigger room with several worn couches and divans.
    • I spotted Jonas and his friends lounging on ornate, divan couches in the ‘mirror’ room.
    • She pulled the low writing desk to the divan, and reached into the jar.
    1.2divan (bed) cama (feminine) turca
    Example sentences
    • For example, instead of putting a lavish bed into the bedroom we bought a standard divan bed and had a headboard made.
    • In drawers under the divan bed were four large bags of herbal cannabis and five smaller bags.
    • He found Mullen hiding inside the divan bed and he detained him until the police returned.

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