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"Blockage" is a noun which is often translated as "la obstrucción", and "obstruction" is a noun which is also often translated as "la obstrucción". Learn more about the difference between "blockage" and "obstruction" below.
blockage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (obstruction)
a. la obstrucción
(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).
It seems the blockage in the waste pipe was due to the accumulation of food debris.Al parecer la obstrucción del desagüe se debía a la acumulación de restos de comida.
b. el atasco
(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).
I had to call in a plumber to clear the blockage in the pipes.Tuve que llamar a un plomero para que quitara el atasco de la tubería.
2. (medicine)
a. la oclusión
(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).
A blood clot had caused a coronary blockage.Un coágulo sanguíneo había provocado una oclusión coronaria.
b. la obstrucción
(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 is a high incidence of blockage of the esophagus among cattle.La obstrucción de esófago tiene una alta incidencia entre el ganado vacuno.
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obstruction
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of obstructing)
a. la obstrucción
(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).
Zander was charged with obstruction of justice for destroying evidence.Zander fue acusado de obstrucción a la justicia por destruir pruebas.
2. (blockage)
a. la obstrucción
(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 construction of the office building caused an obstruction of traffic for four hours today.La construcción del edificio de oficinas provocó hoy una obstrucción en el tráfico durante cuatro horas.
b. el atasco
(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).
Tree roots caused an obstruction in the sewer pipe.Las raíces del árbol causaron un atasco en la tubería de alcantarillado.
3. (medicine)
a. la oclusión
(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).
A healthy diet can keep your arteries clear of obstructions.Una dieta saludable mantiene tus arterias libres de oclusiones.
b. la obstrucción
(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).
Sam had surgery to remove the obstruction in his small intestine.Sam se operó para extirparse la obstrucción de su intestino delgado.
4. (hindrance)
a. el obstáculo
(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).
The senator has been an obstruction to progress in the Senate for years.El senador ha sido un obstáculo al progreso del Senado durante años.
b. el impedimento
(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).
The school created an obstruction for the single mother by prohibiting her from attending with her baby.La escuela creó un impedimento para la madre soltera al prohibirle entrar con su bebé.
5. (sports)
a. la obstrucción
(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 player was awarded a free kick after the other team was penalized for obstruction.Al jugador se le concedió un tiro libre después de que el otro equipo fuera penalizado por obstrucción.
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