Spanish Word of the Day
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
piso noun: story, floor
  • El piso is one of many Spanish words whose meaning can vary according to where in the Spanish-speaking world you use it. The meaning of story is the same everywhere:
    un edificio de tres pisos a three-story building
  • So if you live or work in an apartment block, it’s a useful word:
    un edificio de tres pisos a three-story building
    Mi oficina está en el primer piso. My office is on the second floor.
  • In Spain particularly, piso refers to an apartment.
    un edificio de tres pisos a three-story building
    Mi oficina está en el primer piso. My office is on the second floor.
    Tienen un piso precioso en pleno centro. They have a beautiful apartment right in the center.
  • In Latin American, it refers to the floor of a room:
    un edificio de tres pisos a three-story building
    Mi oficina está en el primer piso. My office is on the second floor.
    Tienen un piso precioso en pleno centro. They have a beautiful apartment right in the center.
    El piso estaba lleno de papeles. The floor was covered in papers.
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