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barrier
American English: /ˈbɛriər/
British English: /ˈbarɪə/

Translation of barrier in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (wall) crash barrier
    valla (feminine) protectora
    crowd barrier
    valla (feminine) de contención
    (before noun) barrier methods of contraception
    métodos (masculine plural) anticonceptivos mecánicos or de barrera
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (gate)
    (British English)
    barrera (feminine)
    also: ticket barrier
    (punto de acceso al andén, donde hay que presentar el billete)
    automatic barrier
    barrera automática
    Example sentences
    • 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) language/cultural barrier
    barrera idiomática/cultural
    to break down the barriers between nations
    romper las barreras entre las naciones
    Example sentences
    • 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?
    2.2 (crucial point) the sound barrier
    la barrera del sonido

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