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floor

Pronunciation: /flɔːr; flɔː(r)/

Translation of floor in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of room, vehicle) suelo (masculine), piso (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) from floor to ceiling desde el suelo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) piso hasta el techo to wipe up o (British English/inglés británico) wipe the floor with sb hacer* trizas a algn 1.2 (for dancing) pista (feminine) (de baile) to take the floor salir* a bailar or a la pista
    Example sentences
    • Unable to relax, Ben walked silently across the floor to the window and peered outside.
    • Do not let anyone walk on the floor before the finish is applied, or dirt might be tracked on the wood.
    • Near the spare bedroom, he pulled a cord hanging from the ceiling and a staircase lowered to the floor.
    1.3 (of ocean, valley, forest) fondo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Of course we shouldn't cover the ocean with plastic or dredge the sea floor or cut down forests.
    • The species shows a flush-type shoot elongation pattern, and the seedlings' shoots usually elongate once in spring on natural forest floors.
    • The water rooms look much like this one, only rounded and the pool's bottom is the ocean floor.
  • 2 (storey) piso (masculine) we live on the first/second floor (American English/inglés norteamericano) vivimos en la planta baja/el primer piso or (Chile) en el primer/segundo piso (British English/inglés británico) vivimos en el primer/segundo piso or (Chile) en el segundo/tercer piso
    Example sentences
    • Three or four bricks were removed from the façade at all sides of the building and at all floor levels.
    • The cubic knuckle of the fermentation building, with three floors of temperature controlled rooms, acts as a hinge point between them.
    • The remaining section of the patio was raised to the level of the interior floors and paved with stone, giving it the look of a true outdoor room.
  • 3the floor 3.1 (of debating chamber, parliament) el hemiciclo, la sala to cross the floor cambiar de partido or bando to gain/have the floor obtener*/tener* (el uso de) la palabra 3.2 (audience at debate) la asamblea, los asistentes a question from the floor una pregunta de la asamblea or de uno de los asistentes to throw the meeting open to the floor dar* la palabra a los asistentes 3.3 (of stock exchange) el parqué or parquet
    Example sentences
    • I will give one further warning about interrupting while a member has the floor correctly on points of order.
    • It is not a point of order, but I will ask the member who has the floor to come back to the bill, please.
  • 4 (for wages, prices) [Economics/Economía] mínimo (masculine) the price of coffee has fallen through the floor el precio del café ha caído en picada or (Spain/España) picado
    Example sentences
    • Government sets price ceilings and floors, dictates wages through laws and labor courts, and confiscates profits.
    • We know what rules make a difference: the most important are strong wage floors and collective bargaining protections.
    • As with other protectionist schemes, it is really about taxing Americans and imposing price floors to benefit a politically influential industry.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Constr] the room is floored with parquet el suelo de la habitación es de or está recubierto de parquet
  • 2 2.1 (knock down) derribar, tirar al suelo 2.2 (nonplus) [colloquial/familiar] [news/announcement] dejar helado or de una pieza [colloquial/familiar] I was completely floored by their questions sus preguntas me dejaron sin saber qué decir
  • 3 (push, force toward the floor) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], pisar or apretar a fondo

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