door
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door(
dawr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (entrance)
a. la puerta
(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 always knock on the door before coming into her room.Siempre le toco a la puerta antes de entrar en su habitación.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(gateway)
a. la puerta
(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).
Languages are the door to a successful career.Los idiomas son la puerta a una carrera exitosa.
3. (box office)
a. la puerta
(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 had to buy our tickets for the play at the door.Tuvimos que comprar las entradas para la obra en la puerta.
4. (distance)
a. la puerta
(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).
He lives only five doors down the street.Vive a solo cinco puertas calle abajo.
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door
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la puerta
(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).
to see somebody to the dooracompañar a alguien a la puerta or a la salida
to show somebody the doorechar a alguien
out of doorsal aire libre
to shut the door in somebody's facedar a alguien con la puerta en las narices
she lives two doors awayvive a dos portales de aquí
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to lay something at somebody's doorachacar algo a alguien
door handlemanilla f, tirador m
door knockeraldaba f, llamador m
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door [dɔːʳ]
noun
1 (hinged object) [of room, vehicle] puerta (f)
she heard footsteps near the kitchen door
to answer the door (ir a) abrir la puerta
she answered the door as soon as I knocked llamé a la puerta y vino a abrir al momento
to [open]/[shut] close the door would you mind shutting the door please? shut the door behind you! doors open at ...
performance starts at 8pm, doors open at 7 la actuación empieza a las 8, pero las puertas se abrirán a las 7
to shut or slam the door in sb's face cerrar la puerta a algn en las narices (informal); dar a algn con la puerta en las narices (informal)
he wouldn't speak to me, just shut the door in my face to get one's [foot] [toe] in the door the deal gives the company a foot in the door of a new market
to lay the blame for sth at sb's door echar la culpa de algo a algn
the blame is always laid at the door of the government siempre se le echa la culpa al gobierno; I'm not sure his death can be laid at the doctor's door no estoy seguro de que se le pueda achacar su muerte al médico; no estoy seguro de que se pueda echar la culpa or culpar al médico de su muerte
to lay the blame at sb's door
to close the door on sth (make impossible) cerrar la puerta a algo; (bring to an end) poner punto final a algo
this effectively closes the door on any further negotiations a comprehensive solution which will close the door on a shameful chapter of Italy's history she knew as she left that she was also closing the door on what was left of her marriage we never close the door on a successful series
behind closed doors a puerta cerrada
decisions taken in secret, behind closed doors
to open the door to sth abrir la(s) puerta(s) a algo
meeting him opened the door to success for me el encuentro con él me abrió la(s) puerta(s) al éxito; this could open the door to a flood of claims for compensation esto podría dar pie a una avalancha de reclamaciones de indemnización
researchers are pushing back frontiers and opening doors
as one door shuts, another opens cuando una puerta se cierra, otra se abre
2 (entrance) puerta (f)
[at] the door
he stopped at the door of his office se detuvo a or en la puerta de su oficina
to pay at the door (Cine) (Teat) pagar a la entrada or al entrar
to be on the door [of nightclub] hacer de portero; estar en la puerta; (Teat) hacer de acomodadoraacomodadora (m) (f);a acomodadora
there was a bouncer on the door of the pub I do all sorts of work at the theatre; last night I was on the door
tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door la entrada cuesta 5 libras por adelantado, 6 en la puerta
to see or show sb to the door acompañar a algn a la puerta
don't bother seeing me to the door, I know the way
to show sb the door decir a algn dónde está la puerta
if they don't work they are soon shown the door would they forgive and forget, or show him the door? can you hold the tickets on the door for me? her job is to greet customers at the door
3 (building) puerta (f)
she lived a few doors down from me ella vivía unas cuantas puertas más abajo (de mí); three doors down the street tres puertas más abajo
they sent a car to our door to collect us
(from) door to door de puerta en puerta
building to building
it took seven hours to get there, door to door de puerta a puerta tardamos siete horas
they are collecting money from door to door tickets covering the whole journey from door to door
next door (in the next house) en la casa de al lado; (in the next room) en la habitación de al lado
I went next door to wake her up entré en la habitación de al lado para despertarle he has the room next door to me at the hotel
out of doors al aire libre
the weather was fine enough for working out of doors [by] [through] the back door he attacked the Government for bringing in privatization by the back door the government would not allow anyone to sneak in by the back door and seize power
modifier
door chain (n) cadena (f) (de seguridad) de la puerta
door handle (n) (gen) picaporte (m); [of car] manija (f)
door jamb (n) jamba (f) de la puerta
door key (n) llave (f) (de la puerta)
I've locked my door keys in the car I've got a spare door key you can have
door knocker (n) aldaba (f); llamador (m)
there was a brass door knocker in the shape of a lion's head in the centre of the door
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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