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"Bar" is a noun which is often translated as "la barra", and "bodega" is a noun which is often translated as "la bodega". Learn more about the difference between "bar" and "bodega" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (long piece)
a. la barra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These metal bars serve to reinforce the structure.Estas barras de metal sirven para reforzar la estructura.
b. el barrote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All the houses have bars on the windows because there's a lot of crime in the neighborhood.Todas las casas tienen barrotes en las ventanas porque hay mucho crimen en el barrio.
c. la tranca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
¡Look, Pa! They broke the bar to get into the barn.¡Mira, Papá! Han roto la tranca para entrar en el granero.
2. (block-shaped piece)
a. la pastilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's a bar of soap next to the bath tub.Hay una pastilla de jabón al lado de la bañera.
b. la tableta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are few things I love more in life than a bar of dark chocolate.Hay pocas cosas en la vida que me gustan más que una tableta de chocolate oscuro.
3. (establishment)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el bar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a fashionable neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants.Es un barrio de moda con muchos bares y restaurantes.
b. la cantina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll see you at 7 pm at the bar on the corner.Te veo a las 7 pm en la cantina de la esquina.
4. (counter)
a. la barra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They've put in a copper bar, and they have live music now too.Han puesto una barra de cobre, y ahora tienen música en directo también.
b. el mostrador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(business)
You pay over there at the bar.Se paga allí en el mostrador.
5. (obstacle)
a. la barrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The current policy has been a bar to our cause.La política actual ha sido una barrera a nuestra causa.
6. (music)
a. el compás
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How many beats are there in the bar?¿Cuántos tiempos hay en el compás?
Let's do an eight-bar intro, and then play the song as written.Vamos a hacer una intro de ocho compases, y luego tocar la canción como está escrita.
7. (restriction)
a. la prohibición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bar against hunting in that area is going to have a negative impact on the community.La prohibición de la caza en esa área va a tener un impacto negativo en la comunidad.
8. (legal)
a. la abogacía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(profession)
I have good news. I've been admitted to the Bar!Tengo una buena noticia. He ingresado en la abogacía.
b. el banquillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(seat)
The defendant stood at the bar and waited for the judge's decision.El acusado se quedó junto al banquillo y esperó la decisión del juez.
9. (geography)
a. la barra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(connecting two pieces of land)
Andemos por la barra al otro lado de la isla.Let's walk along the bar to the other side of the island.
b. el banco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(surrounded by water)
We have to be sure to avoid the bar that's up ahead.Debemos asegurarnos de evitar el banco que está adelante.
10. (stripe)
a. la franja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm thinking about painting diagonal pink bars across the door.Estoy pensando pintar franjas rosas diagonales a través de la puerta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to obstruct)
a. bloquear
When we tried to follow him, his bodyguard barred our way.Cuando intentamos seguirle, su guardaespaldas nos bloqueó el paso.
b. obstruir
We had to stop the car because there was a log barring the road.Tuvimos que parar el carro porque había un tronco que obstruía el camino.
c. impedir
The police barred the protestors from entering the building.La policía impidió que los manifestantes entraran al edificio.
12. (to exclude)
a. excluir
The three activists have been barred from all government buildings.Los tres activistas han sido excluidos de todo edificio gubernamental.
13. (to block)
a. prohibir
They're trying to ban the use of firearms in the town.Están intentando prohibir el uso de armas en el pueblo.
14. (to fasten)
a. atrancar
Bar the gate of the castle!¡Atranca la puerta del castillo!
bars
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
15. (prison)
a. las rejas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They say he spent 20 years behind bars.Se dice que pasó 20 años entre rejas.
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bodega(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la bodega
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm going to get milk and eggs at the bodega.Voy a comprar leche y huevos en la bodega.
b. la tienda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bodega on the corner has the best prices for a lot of foods.La tienda de la esquina tiene los mejores precios para muchos alimentos.
c. el colmado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I go grocery shopping at the bodega instead of the supermarket.Hago la compra en el colmado en vez del supermercado.
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