In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1puerta feminine(key/handle) de la puertato open/close / shut the door — abrir/cerrar la puerta
- to slam the door — dar un portazo
- to slam the door in sb's face — darle a algn con la puerta en las narices
- front/back door — puerta principal / de la calle/trasera / de atrás
- she was at the door — estaba en la puerta
- the meeting went on behind closed doors — la reunión se celebró a puerta(s) cerrada(s)
- the things people get up to behind closed doors — lo que hace la gente en la intimidad
- doors open at six — entrada a partir de las seis
- let me show you to the door — permítame que lo acompañe hasta la salida / puerta
- there's someone at the door — llaman a la puerta
- to answer the door — abrir la puerta
- there's the door, you answer it — están llamando, abre tú
- to knock on / at sb's door — llamar a la puerta de algn
- don't come knocking at my door when it all goes wrong — cuando todo salga mal no vengas a llamar a mi puerta
- there are many young actors knocking at the door — hay muchos actores jóvenes esperando una oportunidad
- to darken sb's door — poner los pies en casa de algn
- he told her to leave and never darken his door again — le dijo que se fuera y que no volviera a poner los pies en su casa
- to lay sth at sb's door — echarle la culpa de algo a algn
- they put the blame at my door — me echaron la culpa a mí
- to lie at sb's door
- responsibility for her death lies at your door — tú eres el responsable de su muerte
- to lock the barn door after the horse is stolen / to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted — tomar precauciones cuando ya es tarde / asno muerto, la cebada al rabo
- to push at an open door — gastar pólvora en chimangos
- to show sb the door — mostrarle / enseñarle la puerta a algn
- She unlocked the wooden door to the hotel room, sighing as she stepped inside.
- She quickly got up off the couch and walked towards the closed bedroom door.
- Christopher released a deep breath and slightly shook his head as he unlocked the wooden double doors.
- Their conversation was interrupted by the door creaking open.
- After a minute, the patio door swung open.
- A dark chamber with a large oaken door at one end looks all the more malevolent in the flickering torchlight.
- Just before you get to the unlocked door at the end of the hall you will see a crate.
- I was interrupted yet again by the stupid door banging against the wall.
- I crept along the cold wooden floor and saw that the door was ajar.
- The heavy oak doors slammed closed behind him, the noise echoing in the vast chamber.
- The heavy double glass doors lead them into the office area.
- Just as everything seemed peaceful, the locked doors swung open and slammed against the walls behind them.
- Use broom handles to wedge sliding glass doors shut.
- I slid the closet door shut just as the room was illuminated with light.
- She had to take her door off the hinges to fit it inside her apartment.
- They threw me back against the metal garage door hard.
- Two sets of sliding patio doors lead to the conservatory.
- There's a sort of resolution when the vehicle stops, the doors are flung open and a shot is heard.
- The elevator doors slide open in front of us, giving me time to think about my next question.
- The guard pointed to the chairs and left, the heavy oak door slamming behind him.
2(doorway, entrance)puerta feminineentrada femininetickets are available at the door — se pueden comprar las localidades en la puerta / a la entrada
- by / through the back door — por la puerta trasera / de atrás
- large numbers of immigrants are entering the country through the back door — muchos inmigrantes entran al país de forma ilegal / ilegalmente
- The first thing that struck me when I walked through the door was the average age of the clientele.
- He just slammed through the door and just walked straight over to where my teller was.
- Four long low tables lie to the left as you walk in the door.
- I rise from the chair, take off the glasses, flick the lightswitch on and walk out of the door.
- Walking through the doors is not quite like stepping into one of those little tavernas, it has to be said.
- I go through a door and walk past the second pool, which is exactly the same, if a little grander.
- But as soon as he walked through the door he was summoned to the office and sent home.
- Putting on their new album is like walking through the doors of a bar and being hit by the buzz of a band at full tilt.
- Our aim is to please and enchant each and very patron who walks through the doors.
- You never know what task is going to be thrown at you when you walk through the office doors.
- When I walked through the doors I was clean and smart and keen to get on a ladder for a career in nursing.
- Walking through the hallowed doors you are greeted by the creme de la creme of beauty products.
- Okay, it might be consistently bad, but at least you know what to expect when you walk through the doors.
- Customers are offered a drink soon after they walk through the doors.
- Then between five and six he's out the door for a walk or on the exercise machine for a workout.
- We kept expecting him to walk through the door with a big smile on his face, talking about his adventure.
- When he walks in the door, he reads a simple red and white document that's on his desk.
- To leave the game last night, you had to pass through a revolving metal door.
- He'll walk through the door with a bunch of seasonal flowers in his hands which he proffers with a kiss.
- You slip your coat on, walk out the door and into the waiting arms of store security.
3(room, building)puerta feminineto go from door to door — ir de puerta en puerta
- he lives two doors down — vive casa por medio
- (in next building) next door — (nearby) al lado
- he lives next door to us/the shop — vive al lado de (nuestra) casa/de la tienda
- this is next door to impossible — esto raya en lo imposible
- out of doors
- he's not allowed out of doors in this weather — no le permiten salir con este tiempo
- I like having breakfast out of doors — me gusta desayunar al aire libre
4(means of access)puerta femininea door to a better life — una puerta a un futuro mejor
- the new rules will open the door to all kinds of abuse — las nuevas reglas dejarán la puerta abierta a todo tipo de abuso
- when one door shuts, another opens — donde una puerta se cierra, otra se abre
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