Translation of floor in Spanish:
- 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 pistaExample sentences1.3 (of ocean, valley, forest) fondo (masculine)
- 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.
- They pop open the cartridges and begin to paint with brushes, tossing spent containers to drift and litter the sea floor.
- Plastic bags that sink to the sea floor can also suffocate and kill sea grasses.
- To avoid unnecessary disturbance to the reef the water pipes would be sunk through the lagoon floor and out to sea, bringing up cold water from a depth of 600 to 1000 metres.
- 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 pisoExample 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 parquetExample 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) picadoExample 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
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