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American English: /ˈkərtn/
British English: /ˈkəːt(ə)n/

Translation of curtain in Spanish:


  • 1 (at window) a pair of curtains
    unas cortinas
    to draw or open the curtains
    (des)correr or abrir las cortinas
    to pull or close or draw the curtains
    correr or cerrar las cortinas
    (before noun) curtain hook curtain rail curtain rod or pole
    barra (feminine) de cortina
    Example sentences
    • I can draw a window curtain or adjust overhead lights.
    • Aside from a pair of drab grey curtains which covered the window over the sink, the room was free of decorations.
    • The men had tacked up a navy blue material to act as curtains over the stern windows.
  • 3 (Theatre) the curtain rises/falls
    sube or se levanta/baja or cae el telón
    it's curtains for you/him [colloquial]
    estás/está acabado
    to bring or ring down the curtain on something
    (in theater) suspender las representaciones de algo
    Example sentences
    • The stage is covered with a canvas, as if the scene presented as the curtain rises was captured by a linen frame.
    • The curtain raises on the opening scene with the cast gathered front of stage to a backdrop of trees, a small camp fire Flickering to one side.
    • From her lonely entrance at the opening curtain, until the slaphappy denouement, she dominates the stage and virtually carries the show on her slim shoulders.

transitive verb

  • (window/house)
    poner cortinas en
    Example sentences
    • In the 1970s, however, it was decided that every plate-glass window should be curtained to control the thermal flow inside the building and these curtains have remained ever since.
    • The tables all had salmon coloured cloths with white starched napkins, terracotta tile floors, large curtained bay windows and the atmosphere is very bright and happy.
    • Near the bed sculpture was a curtained window frame, in which sat a monitor showing footage taped from Paik's hospital room and from the couple's loft.
    Example sentences
    • Samantha bowed her head so that her hair curtained her face, successfully concealing the crimson that stole over her cheeks in embarrassment.
    • Stretching out his long length, his black hair curtained his face as his lightning blue eyes disappeared under a sweep of raven lashes.
    • Her long, golden hair curtained her face, and you could just see her stunning eyes from behind.

Phrasal verbs

curtain off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
separar con una cortina
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