Translation of curtain in Spanish:
- 1.1 (at window) cortina (feminine) a pair of curtains unas cortinas to draw o open the curtains (des)correr or abrir* las cortinas to pull o close o draw the curtains correr or cerrar* las cortinas (before noun/delante del nombre) curtain hook gancho (masculine) (de cortina) curtain rail riel (masculine) (de cortina) curtain rod o pole barra (feminine) de cortina 1.2 (as screen) cortina (feminine) the Iron Curtain la cortina de hierro (Latin America/América Latina) , el telón de acero (Spain/España)Example sentences1.3 [Theater/Teatro] telón (masculine) the curtain rises/falls sube or se levanta/baja or cae el telón it's curtains for you/him [colloquial/familiar] estás/está acabado to bring o ring down the curtain on sth (terminate) poner* punto final a algo (in theater) suspender las representaciones de algo
- 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.
Example sentences1.4 (of rain) cortina (feminine); (of fog) manto (masculine); (of mystery, secrecy) halo (masculine), velo (masculine)
- The magician invites the heckler up on stage, positions him directly in front of the curtain, and begins ‘hypnotising’ him.
- Unfortunately, it makes the front stage curtain look shabby.
- So he took Roy and he put him back stage behind the curtain.
- 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.
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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.