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"Grills" is a form of "grill", a noun which is often translated as "la parrilla". "Shutters" is a form of "shutter", a noun which is often translated as "la contraventana". Learn more about the difference between "grills" and "shutters" below.
grill(
grihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cooking grate)
a. la parrilla
(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 cousin built a grill in his backyard.Mi primo construyó una parrilla en su patio trasero.
b. el grill
(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).
If you don't feel like lighting charcoal, it's time for a gas grill.Si no tienes ganas de encender el carbón, es hora de que te compres un grill a gas.
c. el gratinador
(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 overdid it a little on the grill, but it tastes good.Se me pasó un poco en el gratinador, pero sabe rico.
2. (dish)
a. la parrillada
(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 had a delicious seafood grill with our day's catch.Hicimos una deliciosa parrillada de mariscos con la pesca del día.
3. (restaurant)
a. la parrilla
(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 food at Pancho's grill is tasty.La comida de la parrilla de Pancho está rica.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cook on the grill)
a. asar a la parrilla
We have three kilos of meat to grill for the party.Tenemos tres kilos de carne para asar a la parrilla para la fiesta.
b. hacer a la parrilla
I am going to grill the lobster.Voy a hacer la langosta a la parrilla.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to interrogate)
a. interrogar
The detective grilled the suspect for seven hours without a break.El detective interrogó al sospechoso por siete horas sin descansar.
b. acribillar a preguntas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My brothers are going to grill me about my new girlfriend.Mis hermanos me van a acribillar a preguntas sobre mi nueva novia.
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shutter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (louvered window covering)
a. la contraventana
(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 opened the shutters to let the morning light in.Abrí las contraventanas para que entrara la luz de la mañana.
b. el postigo
(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).
They closed the shutters tight in preparation for the storm.Cerraron bien los postigos preparándose para la tormenta.
2. (photography)
a. el obturador
(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).
My camera shutter got stuck after using it at the beach, and I couldn't take any more pictures.El obturador de mi cámara se atascó después de usarla en la playa, y no pude tomar más fotos.
3. (roll-up security door) (United Kingdom)
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).
John locked the door, pulled the shop's shutter down, and went home.John cerró la puerta, bajó la cortina de la tienda y se fue a la casa.
b. la persiana
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
We need to grease the shutter. It is getting harder and harder to open in the morning.Hay que engrasar la persiana. Está cada día más difiícil de abrir en las mañanas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (photography)
a. de obturación
I used a slow shutter speed to take a picture of the waterfall and make it look smooth.Usé una velocidad de obturación lenta para tomar una foto de la cascada y hacer que se vea suave.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to close)
a. clausurar
The school board shuttered two schools as a result of the budget cuts.La mesa directiva de las escuelas clausuró dos escuelas como resultado de los recortes presupuestarios.
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