There are 2 translations of block in Spanish:

block1

Pronunciation: /blɑːk; blɒk/

n

  • 2 (at auction) plataforma (f) (para subastas) they are putting their boat on the block next week la semana que viene subastan or (AmL tb) rematan su barco
  • 3 3.1 (space enclosed by streets) manzana (f) ; (distance between two streets) (AmE) cuadra (f) (AmL) , calle (f) (Esp) we went for a walk around the block fuimos a dar una vuelta a la manzana it's eight blocks from here (AmE) está a ocho cuadras (AmL) or (Esp) calles de aquí 3.2 (building) a block of flats (BrE) un edificio de apartamentos or de departamentos (AmL) , una casa de pisos (Esp) an office block un edificio de oficinas the shower block el pabellón de las duchas
  • 6 6.1 (blockage) obstrucción (f) , bloqueo (m) I have a complete block about left and right siempre me armo un lío con la derecha y la izquierda he has a mental block about physics tiene un bloqueo mental con la física 6.2 (obstacle) block to sth obstáculo (m)para algo 6.3 (embargo) bloqueo (m) to put a block on sth bloquear algo

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Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 2 translations of block in Spanish:

block2

vt

vi

Phrasal verbs

block in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (shade) [drawing/outline] sombrear 1.2 (hem in) [car/runner] cerrarle* el paso a

block off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[street] cortar ; [pipe] cegar*

block out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (shut out) [thought/worry] ahuyentar , borrar de la mente 1.2 (obscure, obstruct) [sun/light] tapar

block up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (seal) [entrance/window] tapiar , cerrar* 1.2 (cause obstruction in) [drain/sink] atascar* , tapar (AmL) my nose is all blocked up tengo la nariz tapada 1.1v + adv (become obstructed) atascarse* , taparse (AmL)

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.