There are 2 main translations of bar in Spanish

: bar1bar2


barra, n.

Pronunciation: /bɑr//bɑː/


  • 1

    • 1.1(rod, rail)

      barra feminine
      (on cage, window) barrote masculine
      (on cage, window) barra feminine
      (on door) tranca feminine
      to put sb/be behind bars meter a algn/estar entre rejas
      • A woman had a lucky escape on Thursday morning after metal reinforcement bars crashed through her car windscreen.
      • Initially, these were very large weapons made of iron bars held together by iron rings.
      • The attackers then jumped out of their cars and assaulted the two men with weapons believed to include baseball bats and iron bars.
      • The council is now renewing its security measures and thinking of placing metal bars across all windows, replacing the alarm system and upgrading its CCTV.
      • Through the iron bars of a big window we can see well-dressed Cubans dancing on the sidewalk.
      • They tore metal window bars off the front of Parnella House and were smashing the bus shelter with them.
      • The outside walls of the building now gleam white and the decorative wrought iron bars on the windows are a clean, pale blue.
      • Most seniors I know live with iron grilles and bars, locked windows and doors.
      • The one small window had iron bars surrounding it.
      • ‘I have had iron bars, lumps of wood, bottles, stones and even on old bath thrown into my garden,’ she added.
      • On each side of me from floor to ceiling were wrought iron metal bars.
      • The door was tall wood with metal bars supporting it.
      • One of the downstairs windows has metal bars across it.
      • The burglars cut through metal bars on a window at the rear of the store.
      • Police recovered a collection of weapons including steel bars, hammers and clubs, as well as a Vauxhall car.
      • There were iron bars on the windows and a heavy padlock on the door to prevent looting.
      • A gang of youths terrified bus passengers in Leeds last night after going on the rampage with weapons including an iron bar and a bat.
      • Countryside Alliance spokeswoman Liz Mort said four hunt supporters were attacked with weapons including wooden bars and three were taken to hospital.
      • She was hustled into a police vehicle with bars on the windows.
      • Homes and shops in Thailand most usually have iron gates and bars welded over the windows.

    • 1.2British (of electric fire)

      resistencia feminine
      • Mum had spent half an hour making toast for everybody, by sticking slices of bread on the end of a fork and holding them in front of the two bars on the electric fire.
      • The boss, for instance, has a lovely one: bright orange, like the bar on an electric fire.
      • It was a small room, but even so the single bar of the electric fire, glowing bright orange beside its pale neighbour, fought hard to take the chill away.

  • 2

    • 2.1Sport

      (in soccer) larguero masculine
      (in soccer) travesaño masculine
      (in rugby) travesaño masculine
      (in high jump) barra feminine
      (in high jump) listón masculine
      to lower/raise the bar bajar/subir el listón
      • They put up a magnificent second-half fight, hitting the bar once and seeing two efforts cleared off the line - but it was in vain.
      • I scored a good goal, set up another and had a shot come off the bar.
      • We hit the bar twice and were close a couple of times and in the end we deserved to win.
      • Mick Midwood hit the bar with a chipped shot and Sheffield keeper Nicky Allen was in outstanding form.
      • Ronaldo subsequently steps up and whips the free-kick over the bar.
      • Mayers then saw a shot hit the bar only for Foster to squander another chance from the rebound.
      • His perfect header beat the keeper, bounced up, hit the bar and dribbled away to safety.
      • His first attempt hit the bar but he leapt highest to score the rebound.
      • Leeds' Richard Cresswell hit the bar with a penalty kick, before Parkin drove in his second to end Leeds' unbeaten home record.
      • The conditions were very difficult, with a swirling wind, and Joe Deane hit the bar when a goal would have settled us down.
      • The Spanish captain was largely anonymous, and produced only one moment of magic when the defence stood off him and he floated a shot just over the bar.
      • The first was a scorching right-foot volley that Given did well to tip over the bar.
      • The former Celtic striker picked himself up, dusted himself down, took a deep breath and blazed his spot-kick over the bar.
      • But the Chelsea keeper leaps high and long to his left to tip it over the bar.
      • They controlled most of the play and hit the bar, but a goal escaped them.
      • Also on 50 mins Park finds himself with a sight of goal, but scoops it over the bar.
      • The attempt went over the bar and Bergkamp hit the deck but he was able to continue after treatment.
      • But, for the briefest moment he hesitated, and Ashley Cole was able to turn his shot on to the bar.
      • He had a clear sight on goal but he pulled his shot over the bar.
      • Thorne scored his first goal on 21 minutes after his header had hit the bar, but he recovered well to force the ball home.

    • 2.2(in ballet)

      barra feminine

  • 3

    barra feminine
    bar of chocolate barra de chocolate feminine
    • bar of soap pastilla de jabón
  • 4

    • 4.1

      (establishment) bar masculine
      (counter) barra feminine
      (counter) mostrador masculine
      (in living room) bar masculine
      • There are many bars and night clubs, complete with music and dance.
      • Many bars opened, revitalising the city's nightlife.
      • A number of bars have opened in recent years in the city as part of an initiative to introduce ‘European-style’ drinking.
      • On a recent Wednesday night the crowd was rowdy and stylish and clearly enjoying themselves at the bar at the front of the room.
      • About 10 minutes down the road from me, there's a complex of pubs, bars and clubs that stay open util 2am.
      • There was a dance floor right in the middle, a bar to the left and tons of tables all around.
      • Her joy turned to dismay as he walked round to the other side of the bar, served her drink, took her money and then served the next customer.
      • Admission is by ticket only, either from behind the bar in advance or on the door on the day.
      • We then found an Irish bar with a band playing, so the requests went in and, before long, the pub was reeling to the sound of The Fields Of Athenry and suchlike.
      • People in Ireland have not stopped eating out or visiting bars because they can't smoke.
      • And there are fears that the problem of drunken, yobbish behaviour will only get worse as licensing hours are extended and new bars opened.
      • The next room was a lounge, with a piano, couches, dark lights, a small bar, and a stereo.
      • When you walk through the front door of the old stone church you enter the reception area which consists of a bar to the left and a cosy waiting area to the right.
      • But Beth added: ‘The bars staying open later is a good thing, because it's cheaper to stay there than go on to clubs.’
      • Music can be heard on every corner of the capital and nearly all the bars have their own bands.
      • The barman himself had ducked below the bar at the first sign of trouble so that he would not know anything.
      • Sam reached under the bar, opened a bottle of Irish stout, and put it on the table.
      • If you want to open a successful bar in Montreal, make it an authentic Irish pub.
      • I stood at the bar and stared at the barman, willing him to come to me next.
      • I like to start casual dinner parties with an appetizer served at the bar facing our open kitchen.
      • There's a busy nightlife in the area, with many bars and clubs open into the early hours.
      • He reached below the bar and pulled out a blackboard on which were listed, as promised, the different types of stew.
      • Its city centre is being re-built, with new shops, clubs and bars opening each week.
      • And last night, he was at his regular pub, with his regular partner, standing in his regular place at the bar.
      • But although some of the bars stayed open until 3am, the majority of pubs closed their doors at 1am as revellers headed off to the clubs.
      • I deliberately went and stood at the bar near by the group of girls on the other side of the pub, but they didn't even so much as look at me.
      • Over the last ten years Belfast has undergone some major cosmetic surgery and new pubs and bars have opened while existing ones have expanded.
      • I locate the strip of city bars where I see a group of friends laugh raucously in a manner which I realized I hadn't witnessed since leaving London.
      • After thanking the many sponsors and supporters of the Club Mr. Brennan declared the bars open.
      • He was just sitting at the bar on a stool, in the next room, sipping his beer.
      • Your new alcohol policy would allow bars to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
      • I bought Chris a drink and we stood at the bar talking for most of the night.
      • Chris Paling is standing at the bar in his London club, holding a cigarillo and a wine glass.
      • At one time Wood Green had no bars of any sort and suddenly they got three - Yates, Chicago Rock Garden and Weatherspoons.
      • How exactly will this law be enforced, and who will be liable if someone lights up in a bar?
      • Three years ago you could go to many bars and listen to metal, rock, punk and hardcore music.
      • He'll help with your bags, crack jokes, invite you to eat breakfast on his porch and - if things get busy - let you serve drinks at the bar.
      • She insisted that she had agreed to come to St Lucia to serve drinks behind a bar, nothing else.
      • The tiny room was packed, with people standing at the bar and clustered around the pub tables nearby.
      • Smoking was outlawed in bars, hotels and restaurants from 6am this morning to protect employees from being exposed to smoke in the workplace.

    • 4.2(stall)

      puesto masculine
      heel bar puesto de reparación rápida de calzado
      • key bar lugar donde se duplican llaves en el acto
      • Keep your palate awake and you won't be slipping into your local sandwich bar or even the pub because your own BLT lacks a bit of oomph.
      • Since setting up her business in 1999, the founder of Nails Inc has opened 30 walk-in nail bars across the country.
      • In clothes stores, sandwich bars, gyms and coffee shops we face a constant barrage of background music - music we notice but rarely listen to.
      • Big book stores with latte bars often have live bands on weekend evenings and lecturers at various other times.
      • Half of the first floor is occupied by an ice cream bar and a leisure area with orange furniture.
      • The space can be subdivided for use as a convenience store and coffee shop or a sandwich bar.
      • The trendy lower downtown area has sushi bars, day spas and a shop that sells ultra-cool Vespa scooters.
      • He also plans to re-open the Parlour tea room, which is part of the complex, as a coffee and sandwich bar.
      • The business team hopes to open two other sandwich bars in the Swindon area by 2006.
      • The latest addition to Glasgow's burgeoning noodle bar scene, Soba is without peer when it comes to slick decor and extremely snappy service.
      • By creating your own itinerary, you avoid areas crammed with burger bars and British pubs and head for somewhere more authentic.
      • It's a fashionable noodle bar with prompt service and well-priced, tasty food.
      • An Irish sandwich bar in Swindon has been named the best of its kind.
      • The owners of a pub and sandwich bar in the village both said they knew nothing about their refuse being deposited at the illegal dump.
      • About a year ago, Sambazon started importing this blend to the US and selling it to natural juice bars and health food stores.
      • The village has two new luxury hotels, an ice rink, shops, juice bar and an ice creamery.
      • Live music, an organic café and juice bar, a play area and face painting make this a great day out for all the family.
      • Our city needs thriving locals far more than it needs another video shop or burger bar.
      • The manager of a Swindon sandwich bar is hoping to complete a trio of feats for charity when he does the New York Marathon.
      • It is a very popular sandwich bar in the centre of Glasgow - we get a lot of customers from Scottish Television as their studios are very close by.

  • 5

    • 5.1

      the Bar (professional activity) (legal profession) la abogacía US el conjunto de barristersbarrister
      • to be called to the Bar obtener el título debarrister
      • before noun Bar exam examen con el cual se obtiene el título de abogado
      • The senior judges in England and Wales are drawn almost exclusively from the Bar.
      • He was a Junior Counsel in 1968, Senior Counsel in 1982, and was called to the English Bar in 1981.
      • The same year he would be called to the bar and later established a small practice in Montreal.
      • The plaintiff has recently been called to the bar in Ontario.
      • He didn't like the law and was never called to the Bar.
      • The Bar Council provides representation and services for the Bar, and guidance on issues of professional practice.
      • The young barrister, only at the bar nine months, then attempted to cross-examine this key prosecution witness.

    • 5.2(in court)

      banquillo masculine
      the prisoner at the bar el acusado
      • And far be it from any court to acknowledge that the defendant standing at the bar has any constitutional rights.
      • His handling of the funds when they did arrive gave rise to vigorous debate at the bar.
      • The defendant at the bar stands indicted by the grand jury of this county with the crime of murder in the first degree.
      • The lawyers sit at the bar table facing the magistrate and the defendant sits with his or her lawyer.
      • In an unprecedented move Magistrate Nicholas got up from the bench and sat at the bar table with the witness and the accused.

  • 6

    • 6.1(measure)

      compás masculine
      • 105 bars confining pressure was applied to prevent leakage in between the cylindrical face and the membrane.
      • Seals were water-tight even at pressures of several bars, but did not interrupt water flow in the xylem.
      • In both cars, an electric pump compresses air into the tank at a pressure of 300 bars.
      • Nevertheless, to the diver, it still affords a fascinating glimpse of another world - a world so incredibly shallow that it is difficult to surface without at least a hundred bars.

    • 6.2

      barra feminine

  • 7

    obstáculo masculine
    impedimento masculine
    bar to sth impedimento para algo masculine
  • 8

    (in bay, river)
    barra feminine
  • 9

    • 9.1(band of light, color)

      franja feminine
      • After a green bar of light read his print, he pressed a sequence of buttons to the left.
      • His monumental canvases, with their interlocking bars of earthy colour, reflect his early life as well as later influences.
      • He looked through the gap between the door and the wall, a small bar of light illuminating his frightened features.
      • I look at the bars of light coming in through the blind.
      • He pulled on the headlights, and the beams cut into the darkness, solid bars of light in the smoke-filled air.

    • 9.2

      • He was awarded a bar to his gold medal for exceptional services.
      • For his 36 years of service he received three bars alongside his long-service award.
      • A bar to his military medal was awarded in July of the following year after he had been promoted to sergeant.
      • He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded the TD and bar.
      • Further awards of the same decoration were shown by a bar on the ribbon of the cross or medal.

      distintivo de teniente o capitán; galón que indica que se ha recibido por segunda vez la misma condecoración

    • 9.3(in heraldry)

      barra feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (door/window) atrancar
    (door/window) trancar
    she found the door barred against her se encontró con que le habían atrancado / trancado la puerta
  • 2

    (entrance/path) bloquear
    a tree was barring our way un árbol nos cortaba / bloqueaba / impedía el paso
  • 3

    (smoking/jeans) prohibir
    to bar sb from sth
    • reporters were barred from the meeting se excluyó a los periodistas de la reunión
    • his criminal record bars him from the job sus antecedentes penales le impiden acceder al puesto
  • 4

    dibujar franjas en


  • 1

    a excepción de
    con excepción de
    bar one or two people a / con excepción de una o dos personas
    • we'll be finished, bar some disaster, by tomorrow acabaremos para mañana, salvo que / a menos que ocurra algún desastre
    • bar none sin excepción

There are 2 main translations of bar in Spanish

: bar1bar2


bar, n.

Pronunciation: /bɑr//bɑː/


  • 1

    (unit of pressure)
    bar masculine