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barra
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When referring to a group of fans that support a specific team or club, "barra" may be used in the singular or in the plural. See 11) for examples.
barra(
bah
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rrah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (long piece of metal or wood)
a. bar
Una carga de barras de acero se cayó del camión.A load of steel bars fell off the truck.
b. rail
La barra del clóset está hecha de aluminio reforzado.The closet rail is made of reinforced aluminum.
c. crossbar
Miguel se pegó en la barra de su bicicleta cuando pasó por el tope.Miguel hit himself on his bicycle's crossbar when he went over the speed bump.
d. pole
La barra de las cortinas se ha descolgado.The curtain pole has collapsed.
e. rod
Hay que comprar una barra para colgar los visillos.We need to buy a rod to hang up the net curtains.
2. (quantity of a substance)
a. bar
Me he comprado una barra de chocolate para después de la cena.I've bought myself a bar of chocolate for after dinner.
b. stick
¿Te acordaste de empacar una barra de desoderante?Did you remember to pack a stick of deodorant?
3. (counter)
a. bar
Como salió a comer solo, Enrique decidió sentarse en la barra.Since he went out to eat alone, Enrique decided to sit at the bar.
4. (punctuation sign)
a. slash
La lista incluía varias opciones separadas por una barra.The list included several options separated by a slash.
b. oblique sign
La dirección lleva dos barras después de "http".The address has two oblique signs after "http."
5. (insignia)
a. stripe
El teniente tiene dos barras en la manga de su chaqueta.The lieutenant has two stripes on his coat sleeve.
b. bar
El comandante lleva tres barras en el cuello.The commander has three bars on his collar.
6. (geological formation)
a. sandbank
Los barcos de casco profundo deben tener cuidado para evitar la barra.Deep hull boats need to be careful to avoid the sandbank.
b. bar
La barra está expuesta durante la marea baja.The bar is exposed at low tide.
c. river mouth
Vamos a salir a pescar en la barra del río.We are going to go out fishing at the river mouth.
d. estuary
Es peligroso nadar en la barra cuando baja la marea.It's dangerous swimming in the estuary when the tide is going out.
7. (music)
a. measure
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las trompetas comienzan a tocarse en la cuarta barra.The trumpets begin to play in the fourth measure.
b. bar (United Kingdom)
Esta canción infantil tiene apenas 18 barras.This children's song has only 18 bars.
8. (pole for ballet and exercise)
a. barre
Pasamos cuatro horas al día haciendo ejercicios de barra.We spend four hours a day on bar exercises.
b. bar
Estoy haciendo unos ejercicios nuevos para fortalecer los músculos del estómago.I'm doing a new bar workout to strengthen my stomach muscles.
9. (bread)
a. baguette
¿Quieres una barra o una ciabatta?Would you like a baguette or a ciabatta?
b. French stick (United Kingdom)
Nos gusta acompañar la sopa con una barra de pan.We like to have a French stick with our soup.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(group of friends)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. gang
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Voy a salir este sábado con la barra.I'm going out with the gang this Saturday.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(audience)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. fans
Las barras echaron porras al salir su equipo.The fans cheered when their team came out.
b. supporters
La barra de Chivas gritó insultos a la barra de Atlas.The Chivas fans shouted insults at the Atlas fans.
c. crowd
Las barras se enloquecieron al salir la cantante.The crowd went wild when the singer came out.
d. spectators
Las barras estaban en suspenso mientras el árbitro contaba sobre el boxeador.The spectators were in suspense while the referee counted over the boxer.
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barra
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pieza alargada)
a. bar
2. (pieza redonda)
a. rod
3. (de hielo)
a. block
4. (para cortinas)
a. rod
5. (de bicicleta)
a. crossbar
barra espaciadoraspace bar
barra de labioslipstick
barra (de pan)baguette, French stick
6. (de bar, café)
a. bar
barra americanabar where hostesses chat with clients
barra libreunlimited drink for a fixed price
7. (para bailarines)
a. barre
8. (sports)
a.
barra fijahorizontal bar
barras paralelasparallel bars
9. (signo gráfico)
a. slash, oblique
no se paró en barrashe stopped at nothing to get what he wanted
10. (colloquial) (River Plate)
a. gang
11. (público)
a. crowd, spectators
barra bravagroup of violent soccer supporters
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barra
1 (pieza alargada) bar; [de metal] bar; ingot; (en armario) rail; (en un bar) bar; counter; (en autoservicio) counter; (Mecánica) rod; [de bicicleta] crossbar
beber en la barra to drink at the bar; la bandera de las barras y estrellas the Stars and Stripes
a barras derechas honestly
no pararse en barras to stick at nothing
barra americana singles bar
barra antivuelco anti-roll bar
barra de carmín lipstick
barra de cereales cereal bar
barra de chocolate (S. Cone) bar of chocolate; chocolate bar; candy bar; (EEUU)
barra de cortina curtain rod
barra de equilibrio(s) beam
barra de espaciado space bar
barra de herramientas (Informática) toolbar
barra de labios lipstick
barra de pan French stick; French loaf
barra espaciadora space bar
barra estabilizadora anti-roll bar
barra fija horizontal bar; fixed bar
barra libre free bar
barras asimétricas asymmetric bars
barras paralelas parallel bars
2 (Tipografía) (also barra oblicua) oblique stroke; slash
barra inversa backslash
3 (Heráldica) stripe; bar
4 (Náutica) bar; sandbank
5 (Jur) (banquillo) dock
llevar a algn a la barra to bring sb to justice; la Barra (México) the Bar; the legal profession; the Bar Association; (EEUU)
6 (Música) bar
7 (S. Cone) (público) (en concierto, espectáculo) audience; spectators
plural
; (p)
(Dep) fans
plural
; (p)
supporters
plural
; (p)
había mucha barra there was a big audience
8 (S. Cone) (pandilla) gang; (camarilla) clique; coterie
9 (Caribe) river mouth; estuary
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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