fence(
fehns
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (barrier)
a. 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).
My dream is to have a big house with a white fence.Sueño con tener una casa grande con una valla blanca.
b. la cerca
(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).
That fence is too tall for us to see over it.Esa cerca es demasiado alta para que nosotros podamos ver sobre ella.
c. la alambrada
(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).
(made of wire)
Be careful, the fence is electrified.Ten cuidado, la alambrada está electrificada.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(receiver of stolen goods)
a. el perista
(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).
, la perista
(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 thief turned the stolen jewels over to his fence.El ladrón le entregó las joyas robadas a su perista.
b. el reducidor
(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).
, la reducidora
(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)
It's said in my family that my grandfather worked as a fence for many years.En mi familia se dice que mi abuelo ejerció de reducidor durante muchos años.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to put up)
a. vallar
We fenced the garden with wire.Vallamos el jardín con alambre.
b. cercar
How much will it cost to fence the field?¿Cuánto me costará cercar el campo?
4. (to deal illegaly in)
a. traficar
Anyone can fence stolen goods now thanks to the internet.Cualquiera puede ahora traficar con bienes robados gracias al Internet.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (sport)
a. practicar esgrima
She fences three times a week.Practica esgrima tres veces a la semana.
6. (to avoid)
a. contestar con evasivas
He fenced to withhold the truth.Contestó con evasivas para no contar la verdad.
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fence
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (barrier)
a. la valla f, cerca
(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. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to sit on the fenceno pronunciarse, nadar entre dos aguas
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to get off the fencepronunciarse
4. (colloquial)
a. el perista
(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).
la perista
(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).
(receiver of stolen property)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (as sport)
a. hacer esgrima
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fence [fens]
noun
1 (gen) valla (f); cerca (f); (wire fence) alambrada (f); (Racing) valla (f)
to mend one's fences (restore relations) mejorar las relaciones; (restore reputation) restablecer la reputación
to sit on the fence no comprometerse; mirar los toros desde la barrera
2 (receiver of stolen goods) perista (m)
transitive verb
1 [+land] vallar; cercar
fenced area zona (f) cercada or vallada
2 [+machinery etc] cubrir; proteger
intransitive verb
1 (Dep) practicar esgrima
2 defenderse con evasivas
A pub landlord survived having a 3ft-long fence post speared through his chest The officers walked into the trap after trees, bushes and fence posts were uprooted and used to block off a cul-de-sac
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