There are 2 main translations of counter in Spanish

: counter1counter2

counter1

mostrador, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkaʊntə//ˈkaʊn(t)ər/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (in shop) mostrador masculine
      (in cafe) barra feminine
      (in bank, post office) ventanilla feminine
      (in kitchen) encimera feminine Spain US
      (in kitchen) cubierta feminine Latin America US
      (in kitchen) mesada feminine River Plate US
      perfume counter mostrador de perfumería

  • 2

    Games
    ficha feminine
    we still have one last bargaining counter aún nos queda una carta que jugar / una última baza
    • Although chess, draughts, dice and gambling were forbidden, counters and dice were also found during the dig.
    • According to the rules you need nothing more than your brain and a pack of cards, so it's a lot cheaper than the usual awful party games that cost £29.99 for a box, three dice and six counters.
    • The game, played with counters and dice, is already proving a big hit - so much so that more copies are being produced to be distributed next year.
    • Most board games, especially war games, use cardboard counters or chits.
    • Those work quite well as all sorts of counters and tokens.
    • It was used for making pendants, finger rings, playing counters, dice and even spindle whorls.
    • Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.
  • 3

    (meter)
    contador masculine
    • Really, I've never built anything much more computationally complicated than a counter of single-photons.
    • It is suitable for a range of applications including timers, controllers, counters, test equipment or systems requiring an electronic display.
    • So I installed a hit counter to see what was going on.
    • My hit counter started bleeding in the thousands following the election but seems to have recovered somewhat.
    • Commerce has stated that it doesn't intend to make any money from the fee-free coin counters, which customers and non-customers are invited to use.
    • All microswitches and counters were controlled by a central power source connected to a digital timer set to turn on one hour after sunset and turn off one hour before sunrise.
    • In 1912, George Julius converted his invented mechanical vote counter into a mechanical totalisator.
    • Some sort of centrifugal device that only triggered the counter if it was activated by the centrifugal force of the drum turning.
    • For example, Geiger - Mueller counters, the familiar clicking boxes seen in the movies, were first sold in the 1930s.
    • So I went in with a calorie counter to analyze the last three day's meals.
    • The receiver simply synchronizes its counter to the value transmitted by the remote, and opens the garage door.
    • When the voter wishes to make no further changes, he or she pulls a large lever, which registers the votes on a counter located at the back of the machine.
    • My counter for this website records that the site has just received its ten thousandth visitor.
    • The novelty of the electronic counter at the [Overbridge] traffic signal is yet to wear off, and the constables posted at the busy junction seem to be a more relaxed lot these days.
    • Maybe I had picked up the wrong gadget, and it was a calorie counter, primed to record a Big Mac and fries.
    • Pennies are a completely useless coin, not able to be used in vending machines, toll roads and perhaps not least importantly, Las Vegas coin counters.
    • The error counter is responsive to input signals and the feedback signals for generating error signals.

There are 2 main translations of counter in Spanish

: counter1counter2

counter2

contrarrestar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈkaʊntə//ˈkaʊn(t)ər/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (oppose)
    (deficiency/trend) contrarrestar
    • European and Arab opposition may be countered by possible strong support from Russia.
    • Nothing can help hatred unless it is countered by the opposite.
    • The possibility of a five-fold increase in the projected cost came after big business insisted it move to counter public opposition.
    • They speak about self-reliance and countering the invasion of a global economy by humble movement like the one involving the manufacture of toilet soap.
    • He made the remarks in a bid to counter the opposition's doubts that the use of the money has not been transparent, the report said.
    • And we in the opposition must counter their vision and offer competing images of the future of the country.
    • This means countering denialism as well.
    • The party's caucus had held the closed-door meeting to discuss ways to counter the opposition lawmakers' plans.
    • The opposition rally sought to counter that impression, and organisers said they expected about 150,000 people to turn out.
    • So perverse, in fact, that it could only be regarded as a deliberate attempt to counter the opposite position.
    • ‘We know it's not just about integration or sitting in the same classrooms with whites,’ Sellers counters.
    • Any inputs by the pilot at launch create a dampening effect in the opposite direction to counter the excess pitch-rate change.
    • It is indeed difficult to counter such cornering arguments.
    • She has been designing and planning Naik's campaign material, ensuring that he is up-to-date on facts and figures to counter the opposition.
    • While countering these incentives is difficult, the authors note that public education and other initiatives have helped to dramatically reduce the incidence of smoking in recent decades.
    • What was interesting about that phenomenon was how incredibly difficult it was to counter the prevailing wisdom of the times.
    • Perry answers that ideology must be countered with opposing ideology.
    • In order to counter any possible opposition, the government is attacking democratic rights and preparing a new police state.
    • A losing side sometimes falls into a trap where they tend to counter the opposition instead of dictating the game.
    • The idea is to keep the Prime Minister updated so that he is in a position to counter all possible queries from the opposition benches, informed sources said.
    • The primary objective going into a replay is to have learned enough to counter the opposition's strengths and take advantage of their weaknesses.
    • It will be difficult to counter their political and economic hegemony!
  • 2

    (in debate)
    (idea/statement) rebatir
    (idea/statement) refutar
    to counter that responder / replicar que
    • Some may argue that flow and power don't go together, but I'd counter with that being a fallacy of the modern Big Move surf culture.
    • I counter with my stories of the hunting prowess of spiders and ants.
    • All he could do was quickly materialize his own sword to counter with.
    • Those of us who have fought for Inuit rights would counter with this: Can you eat your degrees when you are starving?
    • To keep my idea alive, I need to counter with fixed targets of high value, so here's one, and here's another.
    • I felt I had nothing to counter with - that is, until I had the 118 experience.
    • They're very hard to counter with just high technology alone.
    • This was the only airspeed that provided a predictable and constant level of yaw that I could counter with full rudder.
    • Supporters counter with the charge that tuition from transit users already partially funds parking services on campus.
    • The ex-managers counter with allegations of financial irregularities pointing out that he still lives in his old apartment with four other people.
    • Instead of giving you the three-day workweek you asked for, your boss might counter with a four-day week.
    • Maybe not, but then they might reasonably counter with the question: is the Parthenon strictly necessary?
    • That day, however, he didn't counter with some snappy nickname of his own.
    • The protesters counter with dinosaurs singing songs and a hoe-down.
    • Sly smirk returning, she countered readily, ‘It would be a pleasure, Serpent.’
    • If it were just on private television, then I'd say, great, the best way to fight abuse of the freedom of speech, is to counter with better speech.
    • Then the other party would counter with an initiative of its own, no less complex and no more electorally penetrative.
    • Instead of competing with these fantasies, I counter with culinary theatrics from my surreal bag of tricks.
    • One must be able to withstand both the physical and mental attacks directed towards them, and be able to counter with their own attacks.
    • There was nothing you could say that she couldn't counter with a logical thought or a perfect comeback.
    • He steadied his swaying body and tried to counter with a lunge at Caleb.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in debate)
    contraatacar
  • 2

    Sport Games
    responder
    contraatacar
    • Booker hit a dropkick, and Flair countered with a low blow.
    • I blocked that, and countered with a blow to the ribs.
    • She diverted the move and countered with an uppercut that he avoided by tucking his chin in.
    • He blocked it and countered, but that blow was also obstructed.
    • He moved with impressive grace and skill, angling away from Hernandez's on rushes and countering effectively with uppercuts, straight right hands, and left hooks.
    • You had one fighter aggressive and moving forward and the other fighter countering effectively but not throwing as many punches.
    • Sometimes I might need to throw to make my opponent commit and counter off his punch.
    • Con stayed on the defensive, blocking and parrying, and occasionally countering when he thought there was an opening.
    • Javion reflected the blow effortlessly, and countered with a swift left hand punch.

adverb

  • 1

    counter to sth
    • to run / go counter to sth ser contrario a / oponerse a algo
    • this result ran counter to all our previous experience este resultado era contario a / se oponía a todas nuestras experiencias anteriores
    • There is no authority on the implied licence argument and it may be criticised that it runs counter to the guidance of the House of Lords in the case of Sunningwell that a tolerated use may be as of right.
    • This public policy stand runs counter to what today's Texans say they want.
    • Such a picture of Julian, however, runs counter to what Julian herself says.
    • His analysis turned up another unexpected finding that also runs counter to the direction of the field.
    • Some members of the Board were reluctant to go counter to the policy direction of the Administration, and preferred negotiation, given that the Administration also deserved a voice in stabilization policy.
    • The wide rear haunches of the car create a muscular stance further emphasised by the rear window whose shape runs counter to that of most cars on the road in being distinctly tapered from top to bottom.
    • Further, in several instances responses actually ran counter to the direction of selection.
    • However, the direction of these trade-price effects generally ran counter to our expectations.
    • The move to create an unofficial consul runs counter to Labour election campaign attacks on Nationalists for wanting to spend money on Scottish representation abroad.
    • So that sort of runs counter to what you're saying, doesn't it?
    • We conclude that the proposed East of Otley development is ill-conceived, runs counter to national planning policy and will fail to deliver the benefits claimed.
    • Citizens of a nation choosing their own system of government runs counter to the option of imposing our values on others.
    • North Korea's attitude obviously runs counter to its commitment made in the joint statement.
    • Our experience runs counter to that so we're happy to spend a little cash and to expend a good deal of energy doctoring our home to secure the best possible deal when we put the place on the market.
    • The el zar or Force of Estrangement (F.O.E.) is counter juxtaposed to the true God, the God of oneness.
    • But even if we accept this line of reasoning, it does not cover the cases where there is no serious probability that the choice of an action which went counter to the rule would become generally known.
    • We discussed the merits of ‘Vote for Me’, which I think is hard to beat for directness, but she felt it ran counter to the personal development ethos of the school.
    • It also runs counter to the evidence of the nature of the relationship between Hitler and Himmler, who does not appear to have been a man likely to have practised a deception of this kind on his Fuhrer.
    • Secondly it runs counter to all observation to assume that a child is incapable of independent religious belief.
    • Now the benefits of such spontaneous wireless networks are obvious, but hacking one together isn't easy, as it runs counter to how networks are put together.

noun

  • 1

    (check)
    a counter to sth
    • to act as a counter to sth contrarrestar algo
    • they advance these findings as a counter to Freudian doctrine presentan estos descubrimientos como una respuesta a la teoría freudiana
  • 2

    Sport Games
    contraataque masculine