Translation of barrier in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbæriər; ˈbæriə(r)/


  • 1 1.1 (wall) barrera (f), muro (m) crash barrier valla (feminine) protectora crowd barrier valla (feminine) de contención (before noun/delante del nombre) barrier methods of contraception métodos (masculine plural) anticonceptivos mecánicos or de barrera 1.2 (gate) (British English/inglés británico) barrera (feminine)
    (ticket barrier)
    punto de acceso al andén, donde hay que presentar el billete automatic barrier barrera automática
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    • However, he told council he would like to protect the fence with barriers, to prevent vehicle operators from accidentally running into the fence.
    • The only barrier is to the movement of cars onto the streetcar tracks.
    • As helicopters buzzed overhead, army engineers erected concrete barriers and razor wire fences in the fields off Drumcree Road.
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    • An investigation has been launched after a minibus full of passengers went through the barriers at Manningtree railway station - just seconds before a train was due to arrive.
    • Automatic barriers at the village railway station were controlled by rail staff during the emergency.
    • Nurses at Wallsend Aged Care Facility have voted to take industrial action if work commences to build barriers or gates to car parking areas.
  • 2 2.1 (obstacle) barrera (feminine) language/cultural barrier barrera idiomática/cultural to break down the barriers between nations romper* las barreras entre las naciones 2.2 (crucial point) barrera (feminine) the sound barrier la barrera del sonido
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    • The large food retailers are going global, and as barriers to trade come down, the economics ate determining where the investment and trade take place.
    • But the remaining barriers to completely liberalized trade lend themselves to be very focused defensive positions.
    • What are the barriers to effective communication?

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