Esquina v Rincón

AlanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Esquina v Rincón

From your example, Spaniards translate "corner table" as "mesa de la esquina". Would it be more accurate to say "mesa del rincón" since it is bound to be an inside corner?

Yes, I know I'm a pedant!!

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Alan

"La que está sentada en la mesa de la esquina se llama Verónica".

Generally, the word "esquina" is used for the outside corner of an object, e.g la esquina de la mesa, or you could also say "Mi casa está en la esquina" (My house is on the corner [of the street]), while rincón does't refer to the "shape" of a corner. Rincón is more like a small area inside a room or a bar for example. 

In the example you are referring to, "La que está sentada en la mesa de la esquina se llama Verónica", you need to imagine that you are looking at a few tables, say, outside a bar, and the tables are arranged in a square shape. You are pointing at one of the tables that is placed in one of the corners.

Does it make sense?

AlanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Yes it does thanks. Alan.

Esquina v Rincón

From your example, Spaniards translate "corner table" as "mesa de la esquina". Would it be more accurate to say "mesa del rincón" since it is bound to be an inside corner?

Yes, I know I'm a pedant!!

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