screen
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screen(
skrin
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (partition)
a. la pantalla
(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 raised the screen in the limousine so the chauffeur couldn't listen to my conversation.Alcé la pantalla en la limusina para que el chofer no pudiera escuchar la conversación.
b. la mampara
(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).
Jan has a bamboo screen between her dining room and living room.Jan tiene una mampara de bambú entre su comedor y sala de estar.
c. el biombo
(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).
Place a screen between the bathroom door and the waiting room.Coloca un biombo entre la puerta del baño y la sala de espera.
2. (frame with netting)
a. el mosquitero
(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 need a screen to keep the flies out.Necesitamos un mosquitero para mantener las moscas afuera.
b. la mosquitera
(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 Spain
(Spain)
You need to patch the hole in the screen to keep the mosquitoes out.Hay que arreglar el agujero de la mosquitera para que no entren los mosquitos.
3. (botany)
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).
There is a screen of bushes between our house and the neighbor's.Hay una cortina de arbustos entre nuestra casa y la del vecino.
4. (computing and electronics)
a. la pantalla
(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 computer screen displays millions of colors.La pantalla de mi computadora muestra millones de colores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to show)
a. proyectar (movie)
The local theater screens new movies every week.El cine local proyecta películas nuevas cada semana.
b. emitir (TV)
CNN will screen a special investigative report about Syria.CNN emitirá un reportaje de investigación especial sobre Siria.
6. (to protect)
a. proteger
The oak tree screens the roses from full sun.El roble protege las rosas del pleno sol.
7. (to filter)
a. filtrar
Sofia screens all her calls.Sofía filtra todas sus llamadas.
b. cribar
He screened the sample for contaminants before performing the test.Cribó la muestra en busca de contaminantes antes de realizar el estudio.
c. tamizar
Jeff screened the sand for the concrete.Jeff tamizó la arena para hacer el concreto.
8. (to hide)
a. ocultar
The actor has dark windows on his car to screen him from public view.El actor tiene cristales oscuros en su carro para ocultarlo de la vista del público.
b. tapar
She screened her eyes with her hand to avoid looking directly into the sun.Tapó sus ojos con la mano para no mirar al sol directamente.
c. impedir ver
They launched smoke canisters to screen the troops from enemy view.Lanzaron botes de humo para impedir que el enemigo viera a las tropas.
9. (medicine; often used with "for")
a. hacer pruebas a
The doctor screened him for colon cancer.El médico le hizo pruebas para ver si tenía cáncer de colon.
b. examinar
The hospital screened its patients for antibiotic resistant infections.El hospital examinó los pacientes por las infecciones resistentes a los antibióticos.
10. (to investigate)
a. investigar
Customs screened all the passengers on the flight.Los agentes de aduanas investigaron a todos los pasajeros del vuelo.
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screen
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (barrier)
a. la mampara
(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. (folding)
a. el biombo
(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).
3. (of tv, cinema, computer)
a. la pantalla
(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 big/small screenla gran/pequeña pantalla
screen actor/actressactor m/actriz de cine
4. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
screen memorymemoria en pantalla
5. (cinema)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
screen testprueba (de cámara)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (protect)
a. proteger
to screen something from viewocultar algo a la vista
7. (show; film)
a. proyectar
8. (filter; staff, applicants)
a. examinar, controlar
9. (information)
a. filtrar
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screen [skriːn]
noun
1 (physical barrier) (in room) biombo (m)
they put a screen in front of me so I couldn't see what was going on the doctor told her to undress behind the screen
(on window, door) (to keep out mosquitos) mosquitera (f)
open the window to let in some air, but don't remove the screen she opened the door and peered through the screen at the visitor
(for fire) pantalla (f)
put the screen in front of the fire to stop sparks flying out onto the carpet
(in front of VDU) filtro (m)
people who work on computers all day should make sure they have a protection screen
2 (Cine) (TV) (Téc) (Comput) [of television, computer, in cinema, for slides] pantalla (f)
I've just bought a new television with a 24" screen SUN station monitors have larger screens than normal PCs in cinema, transparencies Cinema-goers were stunned last night when a woman in the audience started ranting at the screen Their view of the film was restricted as they were sitting to the right of thcreen ...her drawings were to be projected onto a massive white screen
radar screen pantalla (f) de radar
The plane appeared as a dot on the radar screen many viewers have strong opinions about violence on the screen
she was the ideal mother, both on and off screen era la madre ideal, tanto dentro como fuera de la pantalla
the soap opera lives that people lead \on screen\ are simply an act
to write for the screen escribir para el cine
As well as being a famous playwright, Dennis Potter also writes stories for the screen
stars of the screen estrellas (f) de la pantalla; estrellas (f) de cine
stars of stage and screen
the big/small screen la pantalla grande/pequeña
the computer clicked and whirred while it prepared the next screen He turned away from the computer game in despair having got stuck on a difficult screen
3
the burglar broke into the house \under the screen of night\
a screen of trees una pantalla de árboles; a screen of smoke una cortina de humo
they were the screen between the family and other security agencies If the talks are used as a screen for escalating defense budgets, then we are against them
4 (Mil) cortina (f)
The French troops were confident enough to march without a cavalry screen
transitive verb
1
to screen (from) (hide) (from view, sight) ocultar or tapar (de); (protect) proteger (de); the house is screened (from view) by trees la casa queda oculta detrás de los árboles; he screened his eyes with his hand se puso la mano sobre los ojos a modo de pantalla; in order to screen our movements from the enemy para impedir que el enemigo pudiera ver nuestros movimientos
2 (show) [+film] proyectar; [+TV programme] emitir; (for the first time) estrenar
TV firms were banned from screening any pictures of the demo
[+novel etc] adaptar para el cine; hacer una versión cinematográfica de
3 (sieve) [+coal] tamizar
4 (for security) [+suspect, applicant] investigar
They will screen all their candidates
he was screened by Security Seguridad le investigó; estuvo sometido a investigaciones de Seguridad
5 (Med)
to screen sb for sth hacer una exploración a algn buscando algo
a quick saliva test that would screen for people at risk of tooth decay breast screening for cancer
6 [+telephone calls] filtrar
All my phone calls at work are screened by my secretary Her family had to screen all phone calls to Cathy She had the answering machine on to screen her phone calls
modifier
screen actor (n) actor (m) de cine
screen actress (n) actriz (f) de cine
The film features Jim Carrey getting up to his usual screen antics Rebecca made her screen debut with Tom Cruise as a prostitute in Risky Business
screen door (n) puerta (f) con mosquitera
screen editing (n) (Comput) corrección (f) en pantalla
screen memory (n) (Comput) memoria (f) de la pantalla
screen rights (n) derechos (m) cinematográficos
in 1938 he sold the screen rights of The Unvanquished to MGM
screen saver (n) salvapantallas (m)
screen test (n) prueba (f) cinematográfica
Minnelli took ten days to shoot a sequence that would occupy less than five minutes of screen time
screen writer (n) guionista (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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