There are 2 main translations of counter in Spanish

: counter1counter2

counter1

mostrador, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkaʊn(t)ər//ˈkaʊntə/

noun

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    • 1.1

      (in shop) mostrador masculine
      (in cafe) barra feminine
      (in bank, post office) ventanilla feminine
      (in kitchen) encimera feminine US Spain
      (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
    • Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.
    • 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.
    • Although chess, draughts, dice and gambling were forbidden, counters and dice were also found during the dig.
    • 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.
    • Most board games, especially war games, use cardboard counters or chits.
  • 3

    (meter)
    contador masculine
    • It is suitable for a range of applications including timers, controllers, counters, test equipment or systems requiring an electronic display.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Some sort of centrifugal device that only triggered the counter if it was activated by the centrifugal force of the drum turning.
    • Really, I've never built anything much more computationally complicated than a counter of single-photons.
    • My counter for this website records that the site has just received its ten thousandth visitor.
    • For example, Geiger - Mueller counters, the familiar clicking boxes seen in the movies, were first sold in the 1930s.
    • The error counter is responsive to input signals and the feedback signals for generating error signals.
    • 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.
    • My hit counter started bleeding in the thousands following the election but seems to have recovered somewhat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • So I installed a hit counter to see what was going on.
    • 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.
    • Maybe I had picked up the wrong gadget, and it was a calorie counter, primed to record a Big Mac and fries.

There are 2 main translations of counter in Spanish

: counter1counter2

counter2

contrarrestar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈkaʊn(t)ər//ˈkaʊntə/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (oppose)
    (deficiency/trend) contrarrestar
    • What was interesting about that phenomenon was how incredibly difficult it was to counter the prevailing wisdom of the times.
    • This means countering denialism as well.
    • 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.
    • It is indeed difficult to counter such cornering arguments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The primary objective going into a replay is to have learned enough to counter the opposition's strengths and take advantage of their weaknesses.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • In order to counter any possible opposition, the government is attacking democratic rights and preparing a new police state.
    • The opposition rally sought to counter that impression, and organisers said they expected about 150,000 people to turn out.
    • ‘We know it's not just about integration or sitting in the same classrooms with whites,’ Sellers counters.
    • The possibility of a five-fold increase in the projected cost came after big business insisted it move to counter public opposition.
    • And we in the opposition must counter their vision and offer competing images of the future of the country.
    • So perverse, in fact, that it could only be regarded as a deliberate attempt to counter the opposite position.
    • Nothing can help hatred unless it is countered by the opposite.
    • Any inputs by the pilot at launch create a dampening effect in the opposite direction to counter the excess pitch-rate change.
    • A losing side sometimes falls into a trap where they tend to counter the opposition instead of dictating the game.
    • The party's caucus had held the closed-door meeting to discuss ways to counter the opposition lawmakers' plans.
    • It will be difficult to counter their political and economic hegemony!
    • Perry answers that ideology must be countered with opposing ideology.
    • European and Arab opposition may be countered by possible strong support from Russia.
  • 2

    (in debate)
    (idea/statement) rebatir
    (statement/idea) refutar
    to counter that responder / replicar que
    • Instead of competing with these fantasies, I counter with culinary theatrics from my surreal bag of tricks.
    • All he could do was quickly materialize his own sword to counter with.
    • The protesters counter with dinosaurs singing songs and a hoe-down.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Those of us who have fought for Inuit rights would counter with this: Can you eat your degrees when you are starving?
    • 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.
    • This was the only airspeed that provided a predictable and constant level of yaw that I could counter with full rudder.
    • I counter with my stories of the hunting prowess of spiders and ants.
    • He steadied his swaying body and tried to counter with a lunge at Caleb.
    • Then the other party would counter with an initiative of its own, no less complex and no more electorally penetrative.
    • Instead of giving you the three-day workweek you asked for, your boss might counter with a four-day week.
    • Sly smirk returning, she countered readily, ‘It would be a pleasure, Serpent.’
    • The ex-managers counter with allegations of financial irregularities pointing out that he still lives in his old apartment with four other people.
    • 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.
    • That day, however, he didn't counter with some snappy nickname of his own.
    • To keep my idea alive, I need to counter with fixed targets of high value, so here's one, and here's another.
    • Supporters counter with the charge that tuition from transit users already partially funds parking services on campus.
    • Maybe not, but then they might reasonably counter with the question: is the Parthenon strictly necessary?

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in debate)
    contraatacar
  • 2

    Games Sport
    responder
    contraatacar
    • 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.
    • I blocked that, and countered with a blow to the ribs.
    • Sometimes I might need to throw to make my opponent commit and counter off his punch.
    • Booker hit a dropkick, and Flair countered with a low blow.
    • She diverted the move and countered with an uppercut that he avoided by tucking his chin in.
    • 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.
    • You had one fighter aggressive and moving forward and the other fighter countering effectively but not throwing as many punches.
    • He blocked it and countered, but that blow was also obstructed.

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
    • North Korea's attitude obviously runs counter to its commitment made in the joint statement.
    • The el zar or Force of Estrangement (F.O.E.) is counter juxtaposed to the true God, the God of oneness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • Citizens of a nation choosing their own system of government runs counter to the option of imposing our values on others.
    • Secondly it runs counter to all observation to assume that a child is incapable of independent religious belief.
    • Such a picture of Julian, however, runs counter to what Julian herself says.
    • However, the direction of these trade-price effects generally ran counter to our expectations.
    • His analysis turned up another unexpected finding that also runs counter to the direction of the field.
    • This public policy stand runs counter to what today's Texans say they want.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Further, in several instances responses actually ran counter to the direction of selection.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

    Games Sport
    contraataque masculine