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"Gate" is a noun which is often translated as "la puerta", and "screen" is a noun which is often translated as "la pantalla". Learn more about the difference between "gate" and "screen" below.
gate(
geyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (entrance)
a. la puerta
(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 enemy is at the city gate!¡El enemigo está en la puerta de la ciudad!
b. la verja
(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).
If you're driving that old beater, I doubt they'll even let you into the gate of the country club.Si estás manejando esa chatarra, dudo que te dejen pasar por la verja del club campestre.
c. la cancela
(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 gate of the old mansion was rusted and falling apart.La cancela de la mansión antigua estaba oxidada y destartalada.
d. el portón
(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).
Despite his grandfather's warnings, Peter opened the gate and walked out into the field.A pesar de las advertencias de su abuelo, Peter abrió el portón y salió al campo.
e. la reja
(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).
We lock the gate of our house every night.Todas las noches cerramos la reja de la casa con candado.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(ticket money)
a. la recaudación
(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 team's travel expenses weren't even covered by the paltry gate from the game.Ni siquiera los gastos de viaje del equipo se pagaron con la recaudación miserable del partido.
b. la taquilla
(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 stadium keeps 30% of the gate plus all of the concessions.El estadio guarda un 30% de la taquilla más concesiones.
3. (mechanics)
a. la compuerta
(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).
This gate allows any excess water to flow out into the reservoir.Esta compuerta permite que el exceso de agua fluya a la presa.
4. (attendance)
a. el público
(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).
A popular national act like this is bound to attract a substantial gate.Un acto nacional como este seguramente atraerá un público considerable.
b. la concurrencia
(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 gate was only half what the promoter had anticipated.La concurrencia fue solo la mitad de lo que el promotor había esperado.
5. (access)
a. la entrada
(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).
Someone is waiting for you at the gate of the museum.Alguien te espera en la entrada del museo.
b. la tranquera
(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).
(to a field)
When the gatekeeper opened the gate, a black steed came out ready to hurdle.Cuando el portero abrió la tranquera, salió un corcel negro listo para saltar.
6. (sports)
a. la puerta
(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).
Skiing competitors have to pass between approximately 50 gates.Los competidores de esquí tienen que atravesar aproximadamente 50 puertas.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
7. (transport)
a. la puerta de embarque
(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).
Passengers for flight 642, destination Miami, please proceed to Gate 33.Los pasajeros del vuelo 642 con destino a Miami, favor de dirigirse a la puerta de embarque 33.
b. la puerta
(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).
Ruben had to go to the bathroom; he said he'll meet us at the gate.Rubén tuvo que ir al baño; dijo que nos vería en la puerta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to put in detention) (United Kingdom)
a. castigar sin salida
The teacher gated me for the whole afternoon for fighting.El maestro me castigó sin salida durante toda la tarde por haber peleado.
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screen(
skrin
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (partition)
a. la pantalla
(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 raised the screen in the limousine so the chauffeur couldn't listen to my conversation.Alcé la pantalla en la limusina para que el chofer no pudiera escuchar la conversación.
b. la mampara
(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).
Jan has a bamboo screen between her dining room and living room.Jan tiene una mampara de bambú entre su comedor y sala de estar.
c. el biombo
(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).
Place a screen between the bathroom door and the waiting room.Coloca un biombo entre la puerta del baño y la sala de espera.
2. (frame with netting)
a. el mosquitero
(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).
We need a screen to keep the flies out.Necesitamos un mosquitero para mantener las moscas afuera.
b. la mosquitera
(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 Spain
(Spain)
You need to patch the hole in the screen to keep the mosquitoes out.Hay que arreglar el agujero de la mosquitera para que no entren los mosquitos.
3. (botany)
a. la cortina
(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 screen of bushes between our house and the neighbor's.Hay una cortina de arbustos entre nuestra casa y la del vecino.
4. (computing and electronics)
a. la pantalla
(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).
My computer screen displays millions of colors.La pantalla de mi computadora muestra millones de colores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to show)
a. proyectar (movie)
The local theater screens new movies every week.El cine local proyecta películas nuevas cada semana.
b. emitir (TV)
CNN will screen a special investigative report about Syria.CNN emitirá un reportaje de investigación especial sobre Siria.
6. (to protect)
a. proteger
The oak tree screens the roses from full sun.El roble protege las rosas del pleno sol.
7. (to filter)
a. filtrar
Sofia screens all her calls.Sofía filtra todas sus llamadas.
b. cribar
He screened the sample for contaminants before performing the test.Cribó la muestra en busca de contaminantes antes de realizar el estudio.
c. tamizar
Jeff screened the sand for the concrete.Jeff tamizó la arena para hacer el concreto.
8. (to hide)
a. ocultar
The actor has dark windows on his car to screen him from public view.El actor tiene cristales oscuros en su carro para ocultarlo de la vista del público.
b. tapar
She screened her eyes with her hand to avoid looking directly into the sun.Tapó sus ojos con la mano para no mirar al sol directamente.
c. impedir ver
They launched smoke canisters to screen the troops from enemy view.Lanzaron botes de humo para impedir que el enemigo viera a las tropas.
9. (medicine; often used with "for")
a. hacer pruebas a
The doctor screened him for colon cancer.El médico le hizo pruebas para ver si tenía cáncer de colon.
b. examinar
The hospital screened its patients for antibiotic resistant infections.El hospital examinó los pacientes por las infecciones resistentes a los antibióticos.
10. (to investigate)
a. investigar
Customs screened all the passengers on the flight.Los agentes de aduanas investigaron a todos los pasajeros del vuelo.
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