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American English: /rum/
, /rʊm/
British English: /ruːm/
, /rʊm/

Translation of room in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (in house, building)
    habitación (feminine)
    pieza (feminine) (esp Latin America)
    (bedroom) habitación (feminine)
    dormitorio (masculine)
    cuarto (masculine)
    pieza (feminine) (esp Latin America)
    recámara (feminine) (esp Mexico)
    a two-/four-room house
    una casa de dos/de cuatro habitaciones
    una casa de dos/de cuatro ambientes (Southern Cone)
    we'll hire a room for the meeting/reception
    alquilaremos una sala para la reunión/recepción
    single/double room
    habitación individual/doble
    the smallest room (in the house) [euphemistic] [humorous]
    el (cuarto de) baño
    rooms to hire or for rent or (British also) to let
    se alquilan habitaciones
    room and board
    Example sentences
    • One of the delightful surprises is the ceiling of the toddler room on the second floor.
    • Finally, the attic conversion has added two further rooms with walls and ceilings panelled in white deal.
    • On the first floor the master bedroom and en suite bathroom are both spacious rooms with high ceilings.
    Example sentences
    • They get the sign-painter's boy to help, because his family rents rooms in the schoolmaster's house.
    • Gwen and her family lived in the upper rooms of a small house and I knew from experience that the smell of too many people in too small a place hit a person the second they opened the front door.
    • He lives in rooms set apart from the rest of the house, to allow him some independence from his parents.
  • 2 uncountable (space) there's room for one more
    cabe uno más
    hay espacio or sitio or lugar para uno más
    there's no room for anything else
    no cabe nada más
    no hay sitio or lugar or espacio para nada más
    they made room for me
    me hicieron sitio
    this table takes up too much room
    esta mesa ocupa demasiado espacio or lugar
    there's still room for improvement
    todavía se puede mejorar
    she's improved a lot — there was room!
    ha mejorado mucho — ¡y buena falta le hacía!
    there is no room for delay/error
    uno no puede atrasarse/equivocarse
    no hay ningún margen para retrasos/errores
    I need room to breathe
    necesito mi espacio vital
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    Example sentences
    • There is room in the safer areas for these children; householders have volunteered to provide it.
    • The man sat down between two people, so she didn't have room to move to see his face.
    • Small enough to be cosy, large enough to give her room to move if she wished it.

intransitive verb

  • I'm rooming with another student
    vivo con or comparto una habitación ( or un apartamento etc. ) con otro estudiante
    Smith rooms alone
    Smith tiene una habitación or un cuarto para él solo
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