Quick answer
"Closed" is an adjective which is often translated as "cerrado", and "shut" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "cerrar". Learn more about the difference between "closed" and "shut" below.
closed(
klozd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (shut)
a. cerrado
If the door is closed, knock before going in.Si la puerta está cerrada, llama antes de entrar.
The side lanes are going to be closed all month.Los laterales van a estar cerrados todo el mes.
2. (not operating)
a. cerrado
All the shops were closed after 5 pm.Todas las tiendas estaban cerradas después de las 5 de la tarde.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(blocked off)
a. cerrado
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
People with closed minds never like new ideas.A la gente de mente cerrada no le gustan las ideas nuevas.
4. (concluded)
a. cerrado
There will be no further debate. The matter is closed.No habrá más debate. El asunto está cerrado.
5. (geometry)
a. cerrado
A circle is a closed figure.Un círculo es una figura cerrada.
6. (restricted)
a. a puerta cerrada
Discussion of personnel matters is held in a closed session.Los asuntos del personal se discuten en una sesión a puerta cerrada.
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shut(
shuht
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to close)
a. cerrar
Shut the door behind you so the flies don't get in.Cierra la puerta al entrar para que no se metan las moscas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to close)
a. cerrarse
The draft keeps causing the door to shut.La corriente está causando que la puerta se cierre.
3. (to close for the day)
a. cerrar
Do you know what time the bakery shuts?¿Sabes a qué hora cierra la panadería?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (closed)
a. cerrado
Are you sure the window is shut? I feel a breeze.¿Estás seguro de que la ventana está cerrada? Siento una brisa.
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