Quick answer
"Window" is a noun which is often translated as "la ventana", and "screen" is a noun which is often translated as "la pantalla". Learn more about the difference between "window" and "screen" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of building)
a. la ventana
(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 classroom has big windows.Este aula tiene ventanas grandes.
2. (of car)
a. la ventanilla
(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).
Can you roll down your window? It's too hot!¿Puedes bajar tu ventanilla? ¡Hace mucho calor!
3. (computing)
a. la ventana
(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 link opened in a new window.El enlace se abrió en una nueva ventana.
4. (at a service counter)
a. la ventanilla
(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 went to the window to pay for our order.Pasamos a la ventanilla a pagar nuestro pedido.
5. (shop display)
a. la vitrina
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Shall I get it out of the window for you?¿Se lo saco de la vitrina?
b. la vidriera
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They always have extravagant displays in the shop window during the holidays.Siempre tienen exposiciones extravagantes en la vidriera de la tienda durante los días festivos.
c. el escaparate
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I like the dress I saw in the window.Me gusta el vestido que vi en el escaparate.
6. (of an envelope)
a. la ventanilla
(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).
You can see the address through the window.Se ve la dirección por la ventanilla.
7. (period of time)
a. el periodo
(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 have a very narrow window in which to complete this project.Tenemos un periodo muy corto para completar este proyecto.
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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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