ventanilla

ventanilla(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (customer serving area)
a. window
La señora de la primera ventanilla es bien buena onda. ¡Ojalá me toque con ella!The lady at the first window is really nice. I hope I get her!
El siguiente cliente puede pasar a la ventanilla 23.The next customer can go to window 23.
b. counter
No se aceptan depósitos de más de 5,000 dólares en ventanilla.Deposits over 5,000 dollars are not accepted at the counter.
2. (cinema and theater)
a. box office
Hay una larga fila en la ventanilla para comprar boletos para la obra.There is a long line at the box office to buy tickets to the play.
b. ticket window
Están dando un descuento si compras en la ventanilla.They're giving a discount if you buy at the ticket window.
3. (opening with glass)
a. window
Sube la ventanilla que está puesto el aire acondicionado.Close the window; the air conditioning is on.
4. (office supplies)
a. window
No puedo ver la dirección de la ventanilla porque el sobre está sucio.I can't make out the address in the window because the envelope is dirty.
5. (culinary)
a. hatch
Nos pasan los platos por la ventanilla y se los servimos a los clientes.They pass us the plates through the hatch and we serve them to the customers.
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ventanilla
feminine noun
1. window (de vehículo, sobre)
2. counter (taquilla)
VENTANILLA ÚNICA Dealing with government bureaucracy has traditionally been a complicated matter in Spain. Obtaining permits, passports and other documents could involve numerous visits to different offices (or even towns), and take a lot of time and effort. The ventanilla única (literally “single window”) initiative has been introduced to improve this situation. By ensuring that information from local, regional and national government levels is available in the same place, the system is also intended to improve communication between government and the public.
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
ventanilla
1 [de vehículo] window
si tienes calor baja la ventanilla open the window if you're hot
2 (en cine, teatro) box office; (en oficina) window
entregué la solicitud en ventanilla
recoja sus entradas en la ventanilla pick your tickets up at the box office; para abonar en cuenta pase por ventanilla please make deposits at the cash desk; me tuvieron todo el día de ventanilla en ventanilla they gave me the runaround all day (familiar); programa de ventanilla única programme to simplify bureaucratic procedures
3 [de sobre] window
4 (Anatomía) (also ventanilla de la nariz) nostril
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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