- 1.1 (doorway) umbral (masculine) to be on the threshold of sth estar* en el umbral or a las puertas de algoMore example sentences1.2 (limit) umbral (m), límite (m) the threshold of consciousness el umbral de la conciencia pain threshold umbral de dolor I have a low pain threshold tengo bajo el umbral de dolor, tolero muy mal el dolor he has a low boredom threshold aguanta poco sin aburrirse (before noun/delante del nombre) threshold price [European Union/Unión Europea] precio (masculine) de umbral
- George enters the house, crossing its threshold with one broad step.
- As the door opened soundlessly, she crossed the threshold and entered into the room.
- Emily was in tears before she crossed the threshold into her room.
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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.