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"Locking" is an adjective which is often translated as "de bloqueo", and "closing" is an adjective which is often translated as "último". Learn more about the difference between "locking" and "closing" below.
locking
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mechanics)
a. de bloqueo (invariable)
Fred used some locking pliers to extract a broken screw.Fred utilizó una pinza de bloqueo para extraer un tornillo roto.
b. de seguridad (invariable)
The locking lugs keep a thief from stealing my wheels.Los birlos de seguridad evitan que los ladrones roben las ruedas.
c. autoblocante
The tractor has a locking differential to help it maintain traction in muddy conditions.El tractor tiene un diferencial autoblocante para ayudarlo a mantener la tracción cuando hay fango.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (act of locking)
a. el bloqueo
(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).
Locking will prevent the application from running in the background.El bloqueo evitará que la aplicación siga ejecutándose en segundo plano.
b. el cierre
(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 locking of the doors will occur at 8 pm.El cierre de puertas tendrá lugar a las 8 pm.
3. (mechanics)
a. el bloqueo
(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 antilock braking system prevents locking of the brakes when you brake suddenly.El sistema antibloqueo de ruedas evita el bloqueo de los frenos cuando se frena repentinamente.
b. el cierre
(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 car comes equipped with a system for electronic door locking.El auto viene equipado con un sistema de cierre electrónico de puertas.
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closing(
klo
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zihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (done or placed at the end)
a. último
The main character dies in the closing chapter of the book.La protagonista muere en el último capítulo del libro.
b. final
I missed a penalty in the closing minutes of the final game of the season.Fallé un penalti en los minutos finales del último partido de la temporada.
c. de clausura (speech or ceremony)
What a drag. This guy's closing speech is going to go on forever.¡Qué plomo! El discurso de clausura de este tipo va a durar una eternidad.
2. (finance)
a. de cierre
The closing price of the company's shares was up a dollar and ten cents from its opening price.El precio de cierre de las acciones de la compañía registró un aumento de un dólar y diez centavos respecto del precio de apertura.
3. (related to the end of business hours)
a. de cierre
Somebody on the closing shift left dirty dishes in the sink.Alguien del turno de cierre dejó platos sucios en el fregadero.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (act of selling)
a. la venta
(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 closing on the house was yesterday afternoon.La venta de la casa fue ayer por la tarde.
5. (act of closing a business)
a. el cierre
(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 closing of the factory will leave dozens of employees out of work.El cierre de la fábrica dejará sin trabajo a decenas de empleados.
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