The wooden hill :) Is "the stairs" (as in "I climb the stairs") las escaleras or la escalera? In my grammar book it suggests la escalera, but I would have thought that was "the stair" Thanks :)
Aug 23, 2014 4:48 PM
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Hi Doug, In Spain at least, we use both interchangeably. You can use both forms. Examples: ♦ Mi perrita está aprendiendo a bajar las escaleras. → My puppy is learning to go down the stairs. ♦ No dejes que los niños bajen solos la escalera. → Don't let children down the stairs alone. I really hope this helps you, Doug. Kindest regards.
August 23, 2014
In Chile is the same too, people use both if them On the other hand we say escala if we are talking about a ladder
August 23, 2014
Ladder, we call it also "escalera" (always singular) or "escalera de mano".
August 24, 2014
Hi Doug, in my opinion, 'Escalera' is much more used than 'Escaleras', but the RAE says that both are right :) Greetings!
August 25, 2014
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