barrier
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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. (division)
a. la barrera
(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 mountain range works as a natural barrier that separates the two regions.Este sistema montañoso actúa a modo de barrera natural separando ambas regiones.
b. la valla
(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 was a barrier that prevented fans from getting too close to the stage.Había una valla que impedía que los fans se acercaran demasiado al escenario.
c. el muro
(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're going to build a barrier to keep the floodwaters from entering residential zones.Vamos a construir un muro para impedir que el agua de las crecidas llegue a las zonas residenciales.
2. (gate in a train station or parking lot)
a. la barrera
(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 didn't have any money so I climbed over the barrier and got on the train.No tenía nada de dinero, así que salté la barrera y me subí al tren.
3. (fence along a road) (United Kingdom)
a. la valla protectora
(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 was driving on the motorway, when I fell sleep and nearly crashed into the barrier.Conducía por la autopista, cuando me quedé dormido y casi choco contra la valla protectora.
4. (impediment)
a. la barrera
(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).
Language as well as culture can be educational barriers for immigrants.Tanto la lengua como la cultura pueden suponer una barrera educacional para los inmigrantes.
b. el obstáculo
(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).
Bureaucracy has been the primary barrier to improving our health system.La burocracia ha sido el mayor obstáculo para la mejora de nuestro sistema sanitario.
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barrier
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. la barrera
(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 Great Barrier Reefla Gran Barrera de Coral
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barrier [ˈbærɪəʳ]
noun
barrera (f); valla (f); (Ferro) (in station) barrera (f); (crash barrier) valla (f) protectora; barrera (f); obstáculo (m);to para;
modifier
barrier cream (n) crema (f) protectora
barrier method (n) método (m) (de) barrera
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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language barrier
la barrera del idioma
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