In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de un edificio)stairsstaircasebajó la escalera para recibirme — he came downstairs / down the stairs to greet me
- subí las escaleras corriendo — I ran up the stairs
- una escalera de mármol — a marble staircase
- nos encontramos en la escalera — we met on the stairs / on the staircase
- el hueco de la escalera — the stairwell
- le ayudé a empapelar la escalera — I helped him to paper the stairway
2.1also escalera de mano(portátil)ladder
3.2(juego de tablero)snakes and ladders
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