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silla -feminine noun (la), chair, seat. Look up silla in the dictionary

Las sillas hechas de palma son comunes en las costas de México.
Chairs made from palm fronds are common on the coasts of Mexico.
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Old May 04, 2008, 05:58 AM
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Something my students usually think is quite funny is the fact that you say: to sit on a chair but to sit in an armchair.
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Old May 04, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Good point Iris, I guess since an armchair (stuffed chair, recliner, "lazy-boy" [a brand name]) is bigger and puffier, you fit in it instead of on it.
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