There are 2 main translations of bar in Spanish

: bar1bar2


barra, n.

Pronunciation /bɑː//bɑr/


  • 1

    • 1.1(rod, rail)

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

    • 1.2British (of electric fire)

      resistencia feminine
      • 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.
      • 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.

  • 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
      • His first attempt hit the bar but he leapt highest to score the rebound.
      • 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.
      • Ronaldo subsequently steps up and whips the free-kick over the bar.
      • We hit the bar twice and were close a couple of times and in the end we deserved to win.
      • Mayers then saw a shot hit the bar only for Foster to squander another chance from the rebound.
      • But, for the briefest moment he hesitated, and Ashley Cole was able to turn his shot on to the bar.
      • 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.
      • The attempt went over the bar and Bergkamp hit the deck but he was able to continue after treatment.
      • But the Chelsea keeper leaps high and long to his left to tip it 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.
      • The conditions were very difficult, with a swirling wind, and Joe Deane hit the bar when a goal would have settled us down.
      • Also on 50 mins Park finds himself with a sight of goal, but scoops it over the bar.
      • Leeds' Richard Cresswell hit the bar with a penalty kick, before Parkin drove in his second to end Leeds' unbeaten home record.
      • He had a clear sight on goal but he pulled his shot over the bar.
      • They controlled most of the play and hit the bar, but a goal escaped them.
      • I scored a good goal, set up another and had a shot come off the bar.
      • His perfect header beat the keeper, bounced up, hit the bar and dribbled away to safety.
      • Mick Midwood hit the bar with a chipped shot and Sheffield keeper Nicky Allen was in outstanding form.
      • 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 (small) chocolatín masculine River Plate
    • bar of soap barra de jabón
    • One young man had his life dramatically changed by the tour as he entered the vegan lifestyle, departing from a life of meat, chocolate bars, and fast food.
    • We reached the first summit for lunch of a bar of chocolate and a sesame bar or dried fruit.
    • Someone gave me a bar of chocolate today, and it feels like I've eaten about fifteen bars of chocolate in one go.
    • He buys Beth a present every day, even if it is just a bar of chocolate.
    • I couldn't believe the amount of things she was given - not just cans of drink, or beer, and lots of food and candy bars but also, for example, a pot plant.
    • Prepare a colorful fruit salad as an alternative to candy bars and other junk food.
    • A teenager from Westbury got more than he bargained for when he bit into a chocolate bar to find a piece of metal embedded in it.
    • I was told to go and get something to eat even if only a bar of chocolate or crisps.
    • Dessert is frozen juice and ice cream bars with chocolate chip cookies.
    • He picked up a bar of gold in his hands and, turning it over, discovered a tiny crown chiseled into one of the corners.
    • Blokes shouldn't need shower gel - a bar of soap does the trick.
    • The vast majority did have at least one piece of fruit, usually an apple or a banana, but most lunch boxes also contained a bar of chocolate and a packet of crisps.
    • The only items his wife has been allowed to give him on her visits have been a bar of soap, toothpaste, petroleum jelly and six apples.
    • You remove it from its confines and caress and touch it as if it's a bar of gold.
    • At home I made strong coffee and had it with a half a bar of white chocolate but neither revived me.
    • Over 60 mums attended and were also given a presentation on the history of Mothers' Day and a bar of chocolate by year six children.
    • We turn to hamburgers, sausage pizza, french fries, candy bars and other foods high in fat, sugar and calories.
    • When you buy a newspaper or a bar of chocolate, tell the shop assistant you don't need a bag.
    • He bought an orange and a bar of chocolate, and glanced over a newspaper.
    • Included in the package are a bar of soap, a toner and a moisturizer.
  • 4

    • 4.1

      (establishment) bar masculine
      (counter) barra feminine
      (counter) mostrador masculine
      (in living room) bar masculine
      • About 10 minutes down the road from me, there's a complex of pubs, bars and clubs that stay open util 2am.
      • And last night, he was at his regular pub, with his regular partner, standing in his regular place at the bar.
      • But Beth added: ‘The bars staying open later is a good thing, because it's cheaper to stay there than go on to clubs.’
      • There are many bars and night clubs, complete with music and dance.
      • Sam reached under the bar, opened a bottle of Irish stout, and put it on the table.
      • There was a dance floor right in the middle, a bar to the left and tons of tables all around.
      • 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.
      • Music can be heard on every corner of the capital and nearly all the bars have their own bands.
      • Its city centre is being re-built, with new shops, clubs and bars opening each week.
      • Three years ago you could go to many bars and listen to metal, rock, punk and hardcore music.
      • Admission is by ticket only, either from behind the bar in advance or on the door on the day.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • The next room was a lounge, with a piano, couches, dark lights, a small bar, and a stereo.
      • A number of bars have opened in recent years in the city as part of an initiative to introduce ‘European-style’ drinking.
      • At one time Wood Green had no bars of any sort and suddenly they got three - Yates, Chicago Rock Garden and Weatherspoons.
      • If you want to open a successful bar in Montreal, make it an authentic Irish pub.
      • People in Ireland have not stopped eating out or visiting bars because they can't smoke.
      • The barman himself had ducked below the bar at the first sign of trouble so that he would not know anything.
      • I bought Chris a drink and we stood at the bar talking for most of the night.
      • After thanking the many sponsors and supporters of the Club Mr. Brennan declared the bars open.
      • I like to start casual dinner parties with an appetizer served at the bar facing our open kitchen.
      • Chris Paling is standing at the bar in his London club, holding a cigarillo and a wine glass.
      • 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.
      • How exactly will this law be enforced, and who will be liable if someone lights up in a bar?
      • Smoking was outlawed in bars, hotels and restaurants from 6am this morning to protect employees from being exposed to smoke in the workplace.
      • Many bars opened, revitalising the city's nightlife.
      • There's a busy nightlife in the area, with many bars and clubs open into the early hours.
      • Your new alcohol policy would allow bars to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
      • I stood at the bar and stared at the barman, willing him to come to me next.
      • On a recent Wednesday night the crowd was rowdy and stylish and clearly enjoying themselves at the bar at the front of the room.
      • 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.
      • He reached below the bar and pulled out a blackboard on which were listed, as promised, the different types of stew.
      • And there are fears that the problem of drunken, yobbish behaviour will only get worse as licensing hours are extended and new bars opened.
      • He was just sitting at the bar on a stool, in the next room, sipping his beer.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Over the last ten years Belfast has undergone some major cosmetic surgery and new pubs and bars have opened while existing ones have expanded.

    • 4.2(stall)

      puesto masculine
      heel bar puesto de reparación rápida de calzado
      • key bar lugar donde se duplican llaves en el acto
      • Live music, an organic café and juice bar, a play area and face painting make this a great day out for all the family.
      • 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.
      • The village has two new luxury hotels, an ice rink, shops, juice bar and an ice creamery.
      • 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.
      • Half of the first floor is occupied by an ice cream bar and a leisure area with orange furniture.
      • By creating your own itinerary, you avoid areas crammed with burger bars and British pubs and head for somewhere more authentic.
      • The latest addition to Glasgow's burgeoning noodle bar scene, Soba is without peer when it comes to slick decor and extremely snappy service.
      • The space can be subdivided for use as a convenience store and coffee shop or a sandwich bar.
      • Big book stores with latte bars often have live bands on weekend evenings and lecturers at various other times.
      • Our city needs thriving locals far more than it needs another video shop or burger bar.
      • In clothes stores, sandwich bars, gyms and coffee shops we face a constant barrage of background music - music we notice but rarely listen to.
      • The manager of a Swindon sandwich bar is hoping to complete a trio of feats for charity when he does the New York Marathon.
      • The trendy lower downtown area has sushi bars, day spas and a shop that sells ultra-cool Vespa scooters.
      • 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.
      • He also plans to re-open the Parlour tea room, which is part of the complex, as a coffee and sandwich bar.
      • It's a fashionable noodle bar with prompt service and well-priced, tasty food.
      • Since setting up her business in 1999, the founder of Nails Inc has opened 30 walk-in nail bars across the country.
      • The business team hopes to open two other sandwich bars in the Swindon area by 2006.
      • About a year ago, Sambazon started importing this blend to the US and selling it to natural juice bars and health food stores.
      • An Irish sandwich bar in Swindon has been named the best of its kind.

  • 5

    • 5.1

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

    • 5.2Law
      (in court)

      banquillo masculine
      the prisoner at the bar la acusada
      • 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

    • 6.1Music

      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.
      • 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.
      • In both cars, an electric pump compresses air into the tank at a pressure of 300 bars.

    • 6.2also bar lineMusic

      barra feminine

  • 7

    obstáculo masculine
    impedimento masculine
    bar to sth impedimento para algo
    • He also insisted his privileged background would not act as a bar to winning over new Conservative supporters in Scotland.
    • It was the first time the church's most senior cleric had said that the sexuality of ministers should not act as a bar to their appointment.
    • This of course need not be a bar to success in life.
    • The trust's acquisition of the buildings would not be a bar to such moves, as the organisation frequently has tenants in its buildings.
    • The formal listing of these buildings should not necessarily be a bar to all future change, the Trust says.
    • I have a piece on how technology can be a bar to democracy on National Review Online.
    • Age is the measure of our days, but why should it become a bar to work or a handicap?
    • All sides have acknowledged that the conflict is a bar to the humanitarian work needed to overcome the disaster.
    • The introduction of top-up fees in England was controversial because it was presented as a bar to access.
    • In no other walk of life, it seems, would someone's sexual orientation be considered a bar to holding high office.
    • In my view the incorporation of a local action group ought not to be a bar to the bringing of an application for judicial review.
    • There is also a danger that, if too rigidly enforced, the existence of copyright could become a tool for censorship or a bar to the free circulation of ideas.
    • In classical Athens, for an adult male to be passive was a bar to the exercise of citizenship.
    • I asked Eric if he could speak Thai when he first came over and he admitted that he could not, but this was not a bar to business.
    • It's a bar to entry to many people whose academic merit may well be greater than those who can afford access.
    • A failure by the Court to maintain a dynamic and evolutive approach would risk rendering it a bar to reform or improvement.
    • Age is no longer a bar to indulge in accessories, be it bags or jewellery.
    • The other concerns were not considered a bar to the plans which are recommended for approval.
    • The immigration status of victims of crime should not act as a bar to the prosecution of criminal offences: yet of course, it does.
    • The great wrong about them is that they are a bar to all chance of science and of progress in cookery.
  • 8

    (in bay, river)
    barra feminine
    • Many of the rivers had bars at their mouths and navigation was hazardous: over the years a number of ships were lost as a result.
    • That means thousands of boaters who rely on these multiple-use ports face the bleak prospect of shoaling channels and dangerous bars at river mouths.
    • If a tench wants to move from one side of a bar to the other it has two options.
    • Trout in particular spawn in the fall and can be found in deep water at this time. You can find them on bars, shoals, rocks and fingers.
    • The host plant is an early successional, evergreen, nitrogen-fixing subshrub that grows on glacial moraine and river bars.
    • In areas with episodic run-off, the whole plain may become, at periods of high discharge, part of the channel, with the deposition of a complex of shallow gravel and sand channels and bars.
  • 9

    • 9.1(band of light, color)

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

    • 9.2Military

      (indicating rank) distintivo de teniente o capitán US
      (to medal) galón que indica que se ha recibido por segunda vez la misma condecoración British
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • A bar to his military medal was awarded in July of the following year after he had been promoted to sergeant.

    • 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
    • The window that was barred shut at the end of the hall was no barricade for Christine.
    • As soon as they were all out of the cabin she barred the door and would not let them in any more.
    • She locked and barred the kitchen door that led to the rest of the house.
    • I wish I could have barred that door, nailed it shut somehow.
    • Their faces registered curiosity and a tinge of alarm as guards leaped to bar the massive doors at the main entrance.
    • They were crying and frightened and shaking; hurriedly, she barred the door and he covered all the windows.
    • She barred the great door, and taking her daughter's hand, she began to run back through the rooms, with the maid following after in a panic.
    • They had climbed its walls, and barred its doors.
    • We quickly shut and barred the two doors and the window, and dispatched the three hornets that followed us in.
    • The doors had been barred shut, then pried open, allowing us to slip inside.
    • Within 20 minutes, a SWAT team in dark-blue body armor had stormed in, barred the doors, and duct-taped the vents.
    • The captain barred both her door and porthole.
    • I listened until her retreating footsteps told me she was gone, and then got up to bar the door.
    • After they were led into the building, the door was barred by armed police who said proceedings before a judge were taking place behind closed doors.
    • He and his roommate saw her coming and barred the door.
    • Just as quickly, she shut and barred the door.
    • The rest of you will remain here, bar the doors and windows, and afterwards stay well away from the windows.
    • With a ripple of his deep red sleeve, one of the guards took both her arms, while the other barred the door, allowing Allie to be tied without the ability of escape.
    • They herded them into a vast empty barn and barred the doors shut.
    • The people around were crying their approval, and one of them ran up to the front door and, using his sign, barred the door so that they couldn't escape.
  • 2

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

    (jeans/smoking) 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
    • So it can come as a shock to discover that some of these activities can be barred to them as the years slip by.
    • In 1995, he was barred from treating patients in an exclusive hospital in Jakarta for helping HIV positive people.
    • He was initially barred from enrolling for a degree in computer science at the University of Maryland due to a technicality, but managed to sign up and complete the course.
    • The hospital's front gate was closed and a sign said patients and employees were barred from leaving and no items used in the building could be removed.
    • Local Democracy week has been branded a sham by Tory councillors after their deputy leader was barred from speaking at a high-level meeting.
    • Railway passengers are barred from setting foot on the mountainside and walkers who have reached the summit will be denied access to the visitor centre.
    • Some people have still memories of the 1980s when people were barred from universities merely for not going to Friday prayers regularly.
    • He spoke out after two frail and elderly patients were left alone and distressed waiting hours for ambulances to take them home after their wives were barred from travelling with them.
    • He was barred from practising by the General Medical Council in July 2000 after 34 out of 35 allegations against him were proven.
    • We just cannot stop modernism from seeping up between the floorboards, so a return to a premodern reading of the Bible is barred to us now.
    • He was barred from America last year on ‘security grounds’, although he has never had any links to terrorism.
    • Complaints that election agents were barred from some polling stations at the end of the election have caused concern within the commission.
    • He does not smoke, drink or take drugs, so those recourses would have been barred to him.
    • He was effectively barred from the US as officials there declared the case against him ‘pretty good’.
    • As a result he was barred from taking part in the first free practice session on Friday.
    • He was barred from returning home for weeks and allowed to meet his wife only in September.
    • Visitors were barred from taking bags into the building, metal detectors were installed and police carrying machine guns patrolled the foyer.
    • The 1986 World Cup hero was barred from leaving Argentina after family members blocked his early efforts to return to Cuba.
    • The professions remained barred to women, but a few succeeded in practising as doctors.
    • Another measure to limit consumption was a return to the ‘carless’ days of the late 1970s when one day a week a vehicle owner was barred from using his or her car.
    • A father was barred from his own home and separated from his family for six months after he was spotted smacking his young son during a shopping trip.
    • He was barred from school after teachers ruled his hairstyle ‘extreme and unacceptable’.
    • She studied languages in Dublin, where she was barred from the student union bar for unspecified ‘bad behaviour’.
    • There is now hardly any sphere of activity legally barred to women and, in this sense, every male bastion has been stormed.
    • He was barred from entering the mainland in April 2001 but was recently informed that the ban had been lifted.
  • 4

    dibujar franjas en
    • Its back is speckled with light markings, and its tail is barred with black.
    • The upperparts are brown with a black patch streaked with white, and the tail is barred with black.
    • Their faces were barred with stripes of charcoal and ochre.
    • The backs and wings of females are finely barred with light and dark brown.


  • 1

    a excepción de
    con excepción de
    bar one or two people salvo / excepto 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 /bɑː//bɑr/


  • 1

    (unit of pressure)
    bar masculine