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piso (masculine noun (el)) — floor, ground. Look up piso in the dictionary

En mi casa tengo piso de loseta.
I have a tile floor at home.
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Old November 15, 2009, 05:49 AM
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This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for November 15, 2009

piso (masculine noun (el)) — floor, ground. Look up piso in the dictionary

En mi casa tengo piso de loseta.
I have a tile floor at home.
In Chile piso means also a stool

stool = taburete
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:38 AM
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In Dutch a 'stoel' = chair, and a stool = een kruk.

Looking at the dictionary it says 'piso' is also an apartment, or if I understood correctly from another topic, more a flat.

i.e. an 'apartamento' being somewhat bigger than a 'piso'.
But here in the dictionary it also says 'suite'?

Aren't suites supposed to be rather large apartments?
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¡Qué divertido!
In Dutch a 'stoel' = chair, and a stool = een kruk.

Looking at the dictionary it says 'piso' is also an apartment, or if I understood correctly from another topic, more a flat.

i.e. an 'apartamento' being somewhat bigger than a 'piso'.
But here in the dictionary it also says 'suite'?

Aren't suites supposed to be rather large apartments?
That's right. I think it also means apartment, however, in Chile it is not used to mean "apartment".
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¡Qué divertido!
In Dutch a 'stoel' = chair, and a stool = een kruk.

Looking at the dictionary it says 'piso' is also an apartment, or if I understood correctly from another topic, more a flat.

i.e. an 'apartamento' being somewhat bigger than a 'piso'.
But here in the dictionary it also says 'suite'?

Aren't suites supposed to be rather large apartments?
Un piso es más grande que un apartamento.

We say "suelo", instead of "piso".
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Un piso es más grande que un apartamento.

We say "suelo", instead of "piso".
Cierto. Piso y suelo son sinónimos.
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Un piso es más grande que un apartamento.

We say "suelo", instead of "piso".
Oh ok so in fact it is the other way around?
Ahora aún no sé si tengo un piso o un apartamento..

Suelo, only as in 'floor' I suppose not in the meaning of apartment, or also in that respect? ¿Entonces se suele decir suelo?

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¿Entonces se suele decir suelo?
Suelo pisar el suelo de mi piso.
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Piso also means floor as in 1st floor/ second floor etc.

PS: In most of the Spanish-speaking world the first floor is the ground floor. It is called the piso bajo or PB. Our first floor is their second floor.
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