Translation of curtain in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkɜːrtn; ˈkɜːtn/


  • 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)
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    • 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.
    1.3 [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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.4 (of rain) cortina (feminine); (of fog) manto (masculine); (of mystery, secrecy) halo (masculine), velo (masculine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [window/house] poner* cortinas en

Phrasal verbs

curtain off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[bed/alcove] separar con una cortina

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