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

    • 1.2

      over the counter
      • that drug is not available over the counter esa medicina no se puede comprar sin receta
      • before noun over-the-counter extrabursátil
      • under the counter bajo mano
      • before noun under-the-counter clandestino
      • The level of business at post office counters is declining rapidly.
      • Boyd had a daring, flamboyant style, and often jumped over bank counters in his lightning quick hold-ups.
      • You can avoid these lines by not having anything that has to be checked or if you do not have to conduct any business at the ticket counter.
      • The cinema includes digital photographic services, cafe, refreshment counters, and decor that reflects the history and glamour of the art of film-making.
      • Mrs. Wallace stands at the counter of her pie shop.
      • Every time, a customer pushes open the glass door of a supermarket, or steps up to the wooden counter of a grocery shop, there is a chance for the seller to make big bucks.
      • I even love queuing at counters during the Christmas shopping frenzy and falling flat on my backside in the slippery snow.
      • They also appreciate public support for collection boxes on many shop counters around the town.
      • But after more than three years in operation, the number of bags crossing shop counters - while still a fraction of the number used a few years ago - is creeping up.
      • I'm the kind of person who gets kept waiting at counters in shops.
      • While you go around various car accessories shop stalls and insurance counters, children'll have fun at painting and quiz contests.
      • The couple now hope to travel, read and relax away from the shop counter and the routine of a small business.
      • Having eaten these we were hard pressed to ignore the shop counter as we departed.
      • Some supporters are also signing petitions displayed on the counters of shops and other businesses throughout the city centre.
      • One morning I went to the shop and a young girl served me at the counter.
      • Shop assistants who no longer needed to serve behind counters would be available to circulate and answer questions about the price, size and quality of goods.
      • He told us that it had all begun when he used magnetic ink to encode his bank account number on the bottom line of a wad of blank deposit slips that banks provide at their counters.
      • The shops would have deli counters, which offer high profit margins, serving hot food.
      • Relatively little euro currency will be passed over bank counters, retail experts believe.
      • I released a book into the wild, and it's on the counter at our new shop.

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • It was used for making pendants, finger rings, playing counters, dice and even spindle whorls.
    • Those work quite well as all sorts of counters and tokens.
    • Most board games, especially war games, use cardboard counters or chits.
  • 3

    (meter)
    contador masculine
    • My counter for this website records that the site has just received its ten thousandth visitor.
    • It is suitable for a range of applications including timers, controllers, counters, test equipment or systems requiring an electronic display.
    • In 1912, George Julius converted his invented mechanical vote counter into a mechanical totalisator.
    • Maybe I had picked up the wrong gadget, and it was a calorie counter, primed to record a Big Mac and fries.
    • 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 hit counter started bleeding in the thousands following the election but seems to have recovered somewhat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Some sort of centrifugal device that only triggered the counter if it was activated by the centrifugal force of the drum turning.
    • 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.
    • Really, I've never built anything much more computationally complicated than a counter of single-photons.
    • 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.
    • So I installed a hit counter to see what was going on.
    • So I went in with a calorie counter to analyze the last three day's meals.
    • 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.

There are 2 main translations of counter in Spanish

: counter1counter2

counter2

contrarrestar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊn(t)ər//ˈkaʊntə/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (oppose)
    (trend/deficiency) contrarrestar
    • 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.
    • This means countering denialism as well.
    • Any inputs by the pilot at launch create a dampening effect in the opposite direction to counter the excess pitch-rate change.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 is indeed difficult to counter such cornering arguments.
    • The party's caucus had held the closed-door meeting to discuss ways to counter the opposition lawmakers' plans.
    • Nothing can help hatred unless it is countered by the opposite.
    • It will be difficult to counter their political and economic hegemony!
    • 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.
    • So perverse, in fact, that it could only be regarded as a deliberate attempt to counter the opposite position.
    • The opposition rally sought to counter that impression, and organisers said they expected about 150,000 people to turn out.
    • And we in the opposition must counter their vision and offer competing images of the future of the country.
    • 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.
    • The possibility of a five-fold increase in the projected cost came after big business insisted it move to counter public opposition.
    • European and Arab opposition may be countered by possible strong support from Russia.
    • 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.
    • ‘We know it's not just about integration or sitting in the same classrooms with whites,’ Sellers counters.
  • 2

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

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in debate)
    contraatacar
  • 2

    Games Sport
    responder
    contraatacar

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

noun

  • 1

    (check)
    a counter to sth
    • to act as a counter to sth servir de contrapeso a 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