Translation of dead end in Spanish:

dead end

callejón sin salida, n.

noun

  • 1

    (street)
    callejón sin salida masculine
    • I drove down the road to an empty dead-end street with brush and overgrowth all over the place, not a building in sight.
    • Gone though is the cesspool of 60's New York, replaced by crepuscular English side streets, dead ends and tea rooms.
    • Kooun had too many streets and too many dead ends that one could end up in.
    • Holly went to drop her bags off at her house, which was all the way at the end of our dead-end street, and I went up to my room.
    • A second man drove the car - which had been parked outside the nearby Pizza Express restaurant - across John Dalton Street and on to Mulberry Street, a dead end.
    • It seemed like every road on Kauai was a dead end, whether a sign announced it or not.
    • Taking an intricate short cut through back alleys and abandoned buildings, she came out onto an empty, dead-end road.
    • A short distance more, and the rider stopped, shutting down the engine - the street became a dead end.
    • Most Thorndon side roads are dead ends, narrower than varicose veins and have a topography that even a goat would baulk at.
    • There are narrow alleys, sharp corners, open courtyards, one-way streets, even dead ends.
    • Part of the reason for the lack of traffic is that the road is a dead end.
    • If you think you are being followed, take three left turns, one after the other (take care not to drive down a dead end).
    • On top of all that, if you want to drive anywhere other than major grocery stores and campus, you'll have to master the city's crooked one-way streets and bizarre dead ends.
  • 2

    (situation)
    callejón sin salida masculine
    to come to / reach a dead end llegar a un callejón sin salida / a un impasse
    • The allegations triggered an investigation by the Financial Intelligence Bureau in Bulgaria, which came to a dead end.
    • The script largely rejects sentimentality and the villains and victims, such as they are, are believable, driven by economic necessity and the possibility of escaping dead-end lives.
    • This longing usually takes over when they feel constrained or trapped in a situation such as a dead-end job, an unhappy marriage, or have settled into a routine that hints of boredom.
    • They trade one dead-end situation for another, arriving in Chicago only to learn that their husband-father has abandoned them and that they must immediately go on welfare.
    • Desperation is the key factor; each character wants to break out of their dead-end situation, but in the end they always opt to hold on.
    • He sees that she's talented, that she's a special person trying to escape her dead-end life.
    • In spite of the numbing silence of intellectuals of recent years, there are signs that the Arab world is beginning to break out of the vicious dead-end cycle.
    • The problem with Java being an evolutionary dead end is that it implies there isn't anywhere we can go with Java -- that 10 years from now, it's not really going to be much better than it is today.
    • If you hit a dead end, the National Drug and Treatment Referral Routing Service offers a list of treatment services in your community.
    • He makes his living servicing pachinko machines - unchallenging, dead-end work that Hiroki enjoys purely because it allows him to work alone late at night.
    • Just as it had done in the direction of the pawnshop, the investigation came to a dead end everyplace else.
    • After a long search leading to nothing but dead-ends, there finally was a chance to get some solid answers.
    • Slacker Jeff (played with an enviable edge by Chris Fassbender) is slowly going mad in a dead-end job and can't be bothered to attend more than one class at a local community college.
    • "The process of negotiation did not just enter a dead end, but was driven into one," he said in an interview.
    • Success will be measured by how well concepts with potential are distinguished from intellectual dead-ends.
    • Employees with management ambitions have long seen night work as a professional dead end.
    • In the '90s, after dropping out of university, Burke, now 35, had ended up in a typical dead-end factory job making printer cartridges.
    • But the women find themselves at a dead end because the avenues open to their male counterparts are denied to them.
    • I'm still stuck at the same dead-end job making minimum wage.
    • Her current dead-end relationship and job in tow, Sharon begins to study.

adjective

  • 1dead-end

    (road/street)
    (without exit)
    sin salida
    ciego Venezuela Andes
  • 2dead-end
    informal

    (without prospects, without exit)
    a dead-end job un trabajo sin porvenir / futuro