In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(at window)cortina femininea pair of curtains — unas cortinas
- to draw / open the curtains — (des)correr / abrir las cortinas
- to pull / close / draw the curtains — correr / cerrar las cortinas
- before noun curtain hook — gancho (de cortina)
- curtain rail — riel (de cortina)
- curtain rod / pole — barra de cortina
2(as screen)cortina femininethe Iron Curtain — el telón de acero
3Theatretelón masculinethe curtain rises/falls — sube / se levanta/baja / cae el telón
- it's curtains for you/him — estás/está acabado
- to bring / ring down the curtain on sth — (terminate) poner punto final a algo
4feminine cortinamasculine mantomasculine halomasculine velo
1(window/house) poner cortinas en
- A bearded man drew back the curtain over the window.
- He began to draw the curtains across the screen, and to put the house lights on.
- I have no doubt it now hangs over a window as a make-shift curtain or is draped on a wall.
- Often the photographs are shot in bedrooms, next to a window with a curtain blowing from it, conveying the isolation of adolescence and the yearning for what lies beyond.
- She closed the windows and drew the curtains once more before grabbing a pair of red, high heels shoes and a brown coat from her closet.
- The men had tacked up a navy blue material to act as curtains over the stern windows.
- She might get a piece of material to make curtains for the kitchen window and some oilcloth for the table.
- I look up the hill at the empty black window with the lace curtain.
- There is a washbasin, a chair with a tatty dressing gown slung over it, and a window with the curtains drawn.
- I sighed and took one final look at the sky and then went inside my bedroom, shutting my window and my curtain so that I couldn't look outside anymore.
- I locked my window and drew the curtain quickly afterwards.
- You glance up to the window, curtains drawn to reveal the moon hanging in the clear night sky, gleaming softly.
- An improvised curtain covered the window between the two rooms, so the intercom was the only means of communication.
- I can draw a window curtain or adjust overhead lights.
- Trying not to pull your hair out in irritation, you walk up to the window, draw the curtains, unlatch the window, push it open.
- Sienna followed him, and watched as he walked up to a large curtain along the left wall and drew it aside to reveal another room.
- Now it's time to draw back the curtains, open the windows, and get on with it.
- When the sun fell in through the curtains of his bedroom window the next morning, she smiled listlessly.
- In Peter's parents' house, every window has a net curtain.
- Aside from a pair of drab grey curtains which covered the window over the sink, the room was free of decorations.
- So he took Roy and he put him back stage behind the curtain.
- A massive red curtain hung over the stage and Anna could hear the orchestra playing down below.
- The manager of the club walked up in front of the curtain and made an introduction, ‘Alright, this is the moment you have all waited for!’
- He was playing Max Bialystock and for whatever reason, that night there was a problem with the set, so Jason stepped out in front of the curtain.
- That night, because Jocelyn's character didn't appear until the third scene, she stood on the side of the stage behind the curtain and peeked out quickly.
- About twenty minutes after they had arrived, a guitar chord was struck from behind the curtain covering the stage.
- Ashley stepped out from behind the curtain on the stage and tapped on the microphone.
- As the rest of the Training Center filed out, I walked up onto the stage and behind the curtain.
- This neat device allows a smooth transition between the numerous scenes but the curtain goes up and down like a yo-yo and becomes wearisome after a while.
- The magician invites the heckler up on stage, positions him directly in front of the curtain, and begins ‘hypnotising’ him.
- He goes into the audience and I go on stage behind the curtain that separates the band from the foyer.
- Unfortunately, it makes the front stage curtain look shabby.
- He walked me on stage, opened the curtain a little bit and pointed to a seat.
- Two hold up the curtain that frames the scene, one lays out the child's clothes, and three arrange flowers in his crib.
- She slipped down off the stage and behind the curtain into the darkness of backstage.
- With that, Sheena left the screen and the curtain was pulled back.
- Grace sat at the spinning wheel in the center of the stage and the curtain rose, to reveal an abandoned Marguerite.
- For the first time the audience was allowed behind the curtain of the stage.
- Yukiko enters, and sees the empty stage, curtain folded across.
- Perry sighed and started to walk behind the stage, where the curtain was closed and he was hid from view.
- After the introduction before the curtain, Scene 1 was the same as Scene 2 of Act I was.
- I thought I was going to a movie, and I thought that when the curtain went up I would see a movie screen.
- When the curtain rises, the stage looks like a slaughterhouse.
- The curtain rises on the White House briefing room.
- He was really desperately, desperately nervous and of course, he went on stage and the curtain went up and a ‘star was born’ can I say.
- And just like that, CNN raised the curtain on the new faces of the network in front of its largest audience since the War.
- Right from the curtain going up on the opening number, it is clear that Tommy the musical is here to rock Bradford.
- It was as if somebody had lowered the curtain and the actors had fallen out of their roles.
- This political party will take center stage when the curtain rises on their convention one week from today in Boston.
- As the curtain rose on the stage, Evan's brain actually functioned the way he had wanted it to for so long.
- Of course, in Hollywood, nothing ever ends until the curtain comes down.
- Amanda, meanwhile, has only a few days to go before the curtain rises on her stage ‘comeback’.
- The curtain raises on the opening scene with the cast gathered front of stage to a backdrop of trees, a small camp fire Flickering to one side.
- As the curtain rises we are greeted with a luscious scene of thousands of colours, silks and velvets, flowers and feathers, glass and jewels.
- Even the cast seems to have been infected by the drab spirit that settles over the stage the moment the curtain rises.
- From her lonely entrance at the opening curtain, until the slaphappy denouement, she dominates the stage and virtually carries the show on her slim shoulders.
- Butterflies flew through everyone's stomachs as the curtain rose on the stage.
- The stage is covered with a canvas, as if the scene presented as the curtain rises was captured by a linen frame.
- At last, the curtain is raised, and Jackson takes center stage and immediately owns the crowd.
- And tonight the curtain will go up for the opening night of the open-air production in Blackpool's Stanley Park.
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