Traducción de key en Español:

key

llave, n.

Pronunciación /ki//kiː/

nombre

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (for lock) llave femenino
      (on can) llave femenino
      (on can) abridor masculino
      I've lost my house/car keys he perdido las llaves de casa/del coche
      • turn the key twice dale dos vueltas a la llave
      • key holder administrador de llaves
      • It took him a few minutes to find the right key and open the lock.
      • In the recovery room and three theatres, the drugs cupboards had been opened using force and the metal cupboards inside had been opened with keys.
      • He walked me to the door and I fumbled with my keys before opening it.
      • Ryan turned his house key in the door and followed Katalyn inside.
      • When David Brooke arrived the curtains were closed and the keys were inside the door lock.
      • When he reached her door, he turned the spare key in the lock and walked inside.
      • Then they tried to use the keys to open the door but put the wrong key in the lock.
      • He pulled the keys out, opened the door and slammed it closed.
      • It will be a far cry from North Sea Camp open prison where inmates have keys to their own rooms.
      • Later on I realized I had lost my keys and Bernie found them in the sand, about fifteen feet away from where we were sitting.
      • Thieves are only too happy to look out for people leaving their doors open and keys on show.
      • I fished out my keys, opened the door, and let him in.
      • Gone forever are the enormous key rings with the bunches of clanging keys carried by the prison officers.
      • Peterson glared at him as he pulled a house key from his jacket pocket.
      • He also made a large key for the door of Sheriff Hutton Hall.
      • From her pockets, she produced a key and inserted the key into the door, opening it.
      • He bent down and pushed the key into the keyhole.
      • But Moore had a set of keys, so he opened the door for himself.
      • Maria fiddled with the keys, trying to open the lock to the door of her yellow convertible.
      • I inserted my key into the lock and opened the door, listening for telltale sounds.

    • 1.2(for clock, mechanical toy)

      llave femenino
      • Remove adjusting keys and wrenches from tool before turning it on.
      • Along the same line are the T-shaped hex tools with vinyl grips and L-shaped keys for greater torque power.
      • Threats of police action to obtain the clock winding key were made recently.
      • The clock does work, you wind it up with a key and it has a clear ringing double chime and right now it is keeping time.
      • It later serviced the local textile industry, but then found a niche with the water industry, making valve keys for reservoirs and water mains.
      • Slotted stems are turned with a screwdriver and square ones are turned with a radiator key.
      • The front of the tail mount is attached the keel and the back is elevated, plus there is no screw key below the keel.
      • Use a lag-screw system that includes a special key that can sink or retrieve the screw.

    • 1.3

      (switch) llave femenino
      (switch) interruptor masculino
      (for transmitting coded signals) manipulador masculino
      • I am now car-less and about £2,000 out of pocket, as I don't think that the insurance will pay out as I had left the keys in the ignition.
      • He switched the keys in the ignition and the car started to roar.
      • I put the keys in the ignition and backed out of the driveway.
      • She put the keys into the ignition and sped off into the night, trying to find something to concentrate on besides her disturbing memories.
      • Alysha took the keys out of the ignition and locked the car.
      • Because it was a secluded spot with no-one else around she left the keys in the ignition with the engine running.
      • Using the Morse key, operators at the stations were able to communicate with the world 24 hours a day.
      • Anytime we flip a switch, turn a key in the ignition, or mail a letter, we expect something to happen.
      • I sighed with relief before sliding into the jeep and slipping the keys in the ignition.
      • When police stopped him his car engine was switched off and the keys were in the ignition and he was sitting in the driver's seat.
      • He also grabbed the car keys from the ignition to prevent them driving off.
      • She had learned to shoot a pistol, crawl under barbed wire, tap out gibberish on a Morse key.
      • Figuring they'd be arguing for awhile, she just pulled the keys out of the ignition and leaned back across the seat, looking her son in the eye.
      • The key was in the ignition and Jessie was about to pull out of the parking lot, when she stopped.
      • I put everything back in the bag, grabbed my keys out of the ignition, locked the doors, slung the bag over my shoulder and waited.
      • There are systems already installed in our vehicles to warn us that we have left our headlights on or our keys in the ignition.
      • Thieves have been preying on motorists who leave their keys in the ignition and engines running to defrost their cars.
      • He swerved into his parking space on the dock, took his key out of the ignition, locked the car and ran up to the ship.
      • She turned the key in the ignition and they left Pickering Beach, driving west.
      • A woman sits at a telegraph key and rattles Morse code along a wire.
      • Now he reached for the keys, turned the ignition key and waited, half-expecting the car not to start.
      • Twist the key in the ignition and the engine doesn't so much explode into life as dutifully and modestly clear its throat.
      • Lucas shifted the car into park before pulling the keys from the ignition.

    • 1.4(peg, wedge)

      cuña femenino
      • Opening the bubble-wrap we find the main unit, an instruction leaflet and a small bag with the screws and 2 keys.
      • In the box you also get a well-written manual, a bag of drive rails, a large collection of screws/standoffs and the keys for the side panel.
      • A cotter key fits in the two holes I drilled at the bottom and holds it open or shut.
      • Depending on the type of block you are using, there is typically some sort of key that locks one row to the row below it.

  • 2

    • 2.1(to puzzle, code etc)

      clave femenino
      • More recent viruses and blended threats also extract passwords, decryption keys and logged keystrokes.
      • After the teaching tips and 175 daily lessons, there's a set of workbook answer keys, tests and quiz drill sheets.
      • In North Carolina, no one at the school has access to the answer key or to grading the essays on our state tests.
      • The classroom teacher rated each test using answer keys, while the second author independently scored all tests.
      • A good open-ended question should include a detailed answer key for the person marking the paper.
      • Quantum cryptography systems discard these corrupt keys and only use codes that are known to be secure.
      • How could you get a secret encryption key to someone in cyberspace?
      • Answer keys for tests and practice problems are found in each chapter.
      • I have been trying to get my hands on that answer key for several years, and kept getting turned down.
      • The strongest of all cipher systems require a random key as long as the message that's being sent.
      • So, be careful with this CD-ROM set as you should be with the answer key in any math textbook.
      • Stream ciphers are essentially practical adaptations of the Vernam Cipher with small keys.
      • If there are no answer keys, compare your answers against those of some friends of yours who are also doing the practice competitions.
      • There are many ways of cheating on standardized tests other than doctoring the answer keys or even using questions from the test in class exercises.
      • Cryptographic keys and iris code reside in the smart card.
      • British agents broke into the Spanish Embassy in Washington and stole the keys to their ciphers, enabling Bletchley Park to crack the Spanish codes.
      • If there are keys for answers, check what your child will be learning and see if it's in a skill that will be called for.
      • The ‘DaVinci code’ of the title refers to cryptic keys supposedly incorporated by Leonardo da Vinci into his art.
      • My music students have those same moments because they, too, have the answer key.
      • Asymmetric encryption relies on two keys that work together as a pair an encryption key and a decryption key.
      • The encryption keys are sent over dedicated links, and the messages ciphered with those keys are transmitted over the Internet.
      • Your report says that she has the code keys memorized.
      • Then, she tried the drawer of the desk that she knew the test answer key was hidden in.

    • 2.2(to map)

      explicación de los signos convencionales femenino
      • References within the tables themselves are listed in a key below each individual Appendix.
      • References to pertinent illustrations are noted within the keys to help the user visualize and clarify the plant anatomy in question.
      • For the reader who is not familiar with Soviet map symbols, there is a key in the back of the book.
      • In fact, as will be obvious to any reader who has ever used an index, the symbols in the key refer to the chapters in which the characters appear.
      • There is extensive use of place names without accompanying maps throughout the book, and many of the maps provided lack keys and scales.

    • 2.3(answers)

      soluciones femenino
      respuestas femenino

  • 3

    (crucial element)
    clave femenino
    patience is the key la paciencia es el factor clave / la clave
    • This awareness will provide the key to tracking animals, both human and otherwise.
    • Moderation is the key to success when training your legs and glutes.
    • Their motivation provides a key to the distinctive nature of modern terrorism.
    • Secondly, I was always of the opinion that the key to empowering women was to provide them with choice.
    • The Dalai Lama once said that simplicity is the key to happiness in the modern world.
    • Dr Bracken said the key to providing a good service was time - and that was often in short supply.
    • In the case of the stockmarket, the key to achieving good capital growth is profitability.
    • But as he explains, it is this hardship that provides a key to understanding the spirit and culture of these tribes.
    • The key to raising the achievement of these boys is good teaching.
    • When exfoliating, the key is to remove the dead skin cells but leave healthy ones intact.
    • In my view these statements provide a significant key to the resolution of the issue before me.
    • Investment in higher education is the key to our future.
    • Clark, who is a former champion, said consistency was the key to their victory.
    • We strongly support our volunteer local organizing committees, whose good will and hard work are the keys to success.
    • In this it seems to me he is correct and has come up with a vital key to our understanding of Elgar.
    • Education is the key to a future for humankind, especially for a healthier humankind with a suitable replacement rate.
    • The inscription is therefore credited as one of the keys to opening up the thousands of years of Egyptian history.
    • The key is to plan a fun event early in the year that features activities the family will enjoy.
    • In a recent commencement address, she gave graduates a few keys to being a well-rounded person.
    • Universal responsibility is the real key to human survival.
  • 4

    (of typewriter, piano) tecla femenino
    (of wind instrument) llave femenino
    • He heard the light tapping of keys, and opened his eyes to find that Dan was sprawled on the floor, working on his laptop.
    • It means that if you can press keys on a keyboard, you have what is required to create your very own webpage!
    • Both Shift keys and the Return and Backspace keys are full size, which is always good to see.
    • Do I release the Wednesday update now and slink away, or just hammer the keys until I have something worth posting?
    • You must use the number keys in the numeric keypad on the left of your keyboard.
    • Her fingers stilled on the keys as the piano strings stopped their vibrations and the lounge was silent again.
    • She began the lyrical melody, her fingers flowing over the keys without thought, her body swaying to the lilting melody of the music.
    • This last model is for more serious keyboard players who need the approximate feel of a piano's heavier keys under their fingers.
    • Tom furrowed his brow and tapped a few keys on his computer.
    • There are twelve half-tones (black and white keys on a piano), or steps, in an octave.
    • I walked out into the hall and ran my fingers over the piano keys.
    • In the corner was a piano, polished keys glittering under white light and two guitars - an acoustic and an electric.
    • He was obviously very passionate about his music as he sat behind his piano lightly fingering the keys for a brief moment.
    • Beth brought her fingers to the flute keys and played the first run of the piece.
    • As she sang, her back straightened up and she resumed her normal regal posture as her fingers pounded the keys of the piano in front of her.
    • The function keys are smaller then normal, resembling the half-size keys found in many laptop keyboards.
    • Consequently, holly is often used for the black keys on pianos and organs and for the pegs and fingerboards on violins.
    • The arrow key is directional I think - you click up to select ones above your current one, left to move to the left.
    • To ensure that the computer remains in Standby, do not move the mouse or press any keys on your keyboard.
    • In the background, as I pound away at the keys on my computer, the second half of the Sunday-night Bucs-Bears game has just begun.
    • Finally, he pressed the enter key on the last keypad.
    • Even today, I can laugh and cry and express anger through my fingers on piano keys.
    • His fingers sailed across the piano keys as he sang with all the feeling that he could muster.
    • You will find yourself accidentally hitting the Alt and delete keys quite a bit.
    • Sara was intently studying the ivory and black keys of the piano.
    • Sitting down, she glided her fingers across the piano keys.
    • He doesn't reply but softly touches the keys of the piano.
    • Minnie tapped a few keys on the keyboard and clicked the mouse.
    • Several frenzied hits on the F5 key seemed to have brought things back to my most recent post.
    • Anna could barely reach the piano keys when she started showing signs of a rare musical ability.
    • The participants initiated the trials by pressing any of the keys on the computer keyboard.
    • During scanning, volunteers pressed a computer key to indicate that they detected an odor.
    • The recordings capture the sound of his fingers on the keys, the depression of the pedals, and the click of the microphone as it turns off.
    • There will also be convertibles to drive to the countryside, horses to ride on the beach, piano keys to tickle, and tennis balls to swat.
    • The placement of the pianist's fingers on the keys also will affect dynamics to a certain degree.
    • He punched a few keys on his computer and swiveled the monitor towards me.
    • These ratios produce the eight notes of an octave in the musical scale corresponding to the white keys on a piano.
    • And so when it comes time to locate their inner novelist, or just write letters, they like to hear the sound of hammering keys and the ding of a bell when they reach the end of a line.
    • In today's information era, personal data is increasingly difficult to hide from the clicks of computer keys.
    • The Apple had a simple keyboard that only had upper case letters and only two arrow keys.
  • 5

    Música
    (tonality)
    tono masculino
    tonalidad femenino
    in the key of D minor en (tono de) re menor
    • to be in/off key estar/no estar en el tono
    • to go off key desentonar
    • to play/sing in key tocar/cantar en el tono
    • Today, I am only going to listen to music played in major keys.
    • At this point I wish Mr Gibb had written it in a slightly lower key, but what is good enough for Barbra Streisand is good enough for me.
    • Transposition is explained in a concise manner on the last page, making it easy for students to learn how to play these exercises in other keys.
    • The first section scampers about in a happy fashion but darkens suddenly in the key of D minor.
    • The pieces are all arranged as short, two-page pieces in the keys of C, F, G, D and B-flat major.
    • In my profession it may even be disadvantageous because it happens that we play a piece in a different key.
  • 6

    Botánica
    sámara femenino
    • Visitors were not allowed to use pens or pencils but to use other media such as twigs, sycamore keys and string, among other things, with Indian ink to make marks.

adjetivo

  • 1

    (man/woman) (invariable adjective) clave
    (factor/question) (invariable adjective) clave
    (factor/question) fundamental
    the key jobs los puestos clave

verbo transitivo

  • 1

    (attune)
    to key sth to sth adaptar / adecuar algo a algo
  • 2

    Construcción
    (surface) (para una mejor adhesión de baldosas, azulejos etc) estriar
    • Where no keying mix or bonding agent is specified, wet smooth concrete surfaces immediately before plastering.
    • If the piece is varnished or painted, sand it well to remove most of the finish and key the surface.