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barrera
-barrier
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Futureél/ella/ustedconjugation ofbarrer.

barrera

barrera(
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rreh
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (structure that prevents access)
a. barrier
Los manifestantes rompieron las barreras que rodeaban el ayuntamiento.Demonstrators broke through the barriers surrounding the city hall.
2. (impediment)
a. barrier
Ella no permitió que su discapacidad fuera una barrera para el éxito.She did not allow her disability to be a barrier to success.
b. obstacle
Quedaban muchas barreras por superar antes de poder lograr su objetivo.There were many obstacles to be overcome before she could attain her goal.
3. (railways)
a. crossing gate
Habían bajado la barrera, así que tuvimos que esperar a que pasara el tren.The crossing gate was down, so we had to wait for the train to go through.
4. (bullfighting)
a. barrier (around the bullring)
Uno de los toros logró saltar la barrera.One of the bulls managed to get over the barrier.
b. front row
Teníamos entradas de barrera.We had seats in the front row.
5. (sports)
a. wall (of players)
Con este penalti, tenía la oportunidad de anotar un gol, pero primero tenía que superar la barrera.He had a chance at goal with this penalty kick, but first he had to get past the wall.
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barrera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (obstáculo)
a. barrier
2. (railroad)
a. crossing gate
3. (de campo, casa)
a. fence
4. (fig)
a.
poner barreras a algoto erect barriers against something, to hinder something
barreras arancelariastariff barriers
barrera del sonidosound barrier
5. (bullfighting)
a. barrier around the edge of a bullring
6. (sports)
a. wall
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barrera
1 (obstáculo) barrier
levantó la barrera para dejarnos pasar he lifted the barrier to let us through; crema barrera barrier cream; contraconcepción o anticonceptivo de barrera barrier contraception; método anticonceptivo de barrera barrier method
se superó la barrera del 50% de participación
ya ha traspasado la barrera de los treinta he has passed the 30-year-old mark
la ciclista gala se convierte de esa forma en la primera en superar la barrera de los 47 kilómetros
barrera aduanera barrera arancelaria tariff barrier
barrera comercial trade barrier
barrera coralina coral reef
barrera de color colour o color bar; (EEUU)
barrera de contención containing wall
barrera del sonido sound barrier
este avión supera o traspasa o rompe la barrera del sonido this plane can break the sound barrier
barrera de seguridad safety barrier
barrera generacional generation gap
barrera protectora safety barrier
barrera racial colour o color bar; (EEUU)
2 (en carretera) roadblock
barrera de peaje barrera de portazgo toll gate; turnpike
3 (Ferro) crossing gate
4 (Taur) (valla) barrier; (primera fila) first row
5 (Dep) [de jugadores] wall
6 (Mil) (barricada) barricade; (parapeto) parapet
barrera de fuego barrage
barrera de fuego móvil creeping barrage
7 (impedimento) barrier; obstacle
poner barreras a algo to hinder sth; obstruct sth
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