curtain

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curtain(
kuhr
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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. (window covering)
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).
We bought new curtains to match the new sofa.Compramos cortinas nuevas para hacer juego con el nuevo sofá.
2. (theater)
a. el telón
(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 curtain fell and the audience shouted for more.El telón cayó y el público gritó por más.
3. (weather)
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).
(rain)
She felt very tense driving through the curtain of rain that had fallen so suddenly.Se sentía muy tensa conduciendo por la cortina de lluvia que había caído tan de súbito.
b. el manto
(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).
(fog, mist)
A curtain of fog descended over the mountains.Un manto de niebla cayó sobre las montañas.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(barrier)
a. el velo
(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).
There is a curtain of secrecy surrounding how Susan got her job.Hay un velo de secreto que rodea la cuestión de cómo Susan consiguió el trabajo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to install curtains in)
a. poner cortinas en
The hospital curtained the waiting room.El hospital puso cortinas en la sala de espera.
curtains
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(end)
a. el final
(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).
Well, it's curtains for you if they find you out.Bueno, será el final para ti si te descubren.
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curtain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for window)
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).
2. (in theater)
a. el telón
(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).
to draw the curtainsdescorrer las cortinas
3. (colloquial)
a.
it's curtains for himes su final
4. (theater)
a.
curtain callsaludo m
curtain rail or rodbarra para las cortinas
curtain ringanilla de cortina
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curtain [ˈkɜːtn]
noun
1 (gen) (Mil) cortina (f); (lace, small etc) visillo (m); (Teat) telón (m)
to draw the curtains (together) correr las cortinas; (apart) abrir las cortinas; a curtain of fire (Mil) una cortina de fuego; when the final curtain came down cuando el telón bajó por última vez; it'll be curtains for you! será el acabóse para ti
to raise the curtain on sth dar el pistoletazo de salida a algo
50,000 people descended on Milan this week as the city raised the curtain on shows that will dictate what millions wear next year Granada duly announced that it was bidding for the entire Forte Group. And in so doing they have raised the curtain on what promises to be one of the most dramatic battles in the history of the City of London This Thursday the two parties hold their conventions, raising the curtain on a power struggle between the two leaders whose like Japan has never seen before
to bring the curtain down on sth poner punto final a algo
Today's ceremonies bring the curtain down on that long and historic period in Philippine history marked by the presence of American troops in our territory Management changes are underway that will finally bring down the curtain on Lord Forte's extraordinary working life
2 [of secrecy] halo (m)
A smooth curtain of secrecy was drawn about the Ambassador and his mother
[of mist] manto (m)
the valley was cloaked by a curtain of mist and rain
transitive verb
proveer de cortinas
modifier
curtain call (n) (Teat) llamada (f) a escena
curtain hook (n) colgadero (m) de cortina
curtain pole (n)
curtain rod See culture box in entry curtain.
curtain rail (n) riel (m) (de las cortinas)
I need to buy a new curtain rail the curtain rail fell down
curtain ring (n) anilla (f) (de las cortinas)
curtain rod (n) barra (f) (de las cortinas)
curtain wall (n) [of house, building] muro (m) de cerramiento; [of castle] (low wall outside) contramuralla (f); falsabraga (f); (between bastions or towers) lienzo (m); muralla (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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