Translation of curtain in Spanish:


cortina, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkərtn/ /ˈkəːt(ə)n/


  • 1

    (at window)
    cortina feminine
    a 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
    • curtain hook gancho (de cortina)
    • curtain rail riel (de cortina)
    • curtain rod / pole barra de cortina
    • I can draw a window curtain or adjust overhead lights.
    • Aside from a pair of drab grey curtains which covered the window over the sink, the room was free of decorations.
    • The men had tacked up a navy blue material to act as curtains over the stern windows.
    • 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.
    • In Peter's parents' house, every window has a net curtain.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • I locked my window and drew the curtain quickly afterwards.
    • 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.
    • Trying not to pull your hair out in irritation, you walk up to the window, draw the curtains, unlatch the window, push it open.
    • When the sun fell in through the curtains of his bedroom window the next morning, she smiled listlessly.
    • There is a washbasin, a chair with a tatty dressing gown slung over it, and a window with the curtains drawn.
    • She might get a piece of material to make curtains for the kitchen window and some oilcloth for the table.
    • Now it's time to draw back the curtains, open the windows, and get on with it.
    • I have no doubt it now hangs over a window as a make-shift curtain or is draped on a wall.
    • You glance up to the window, curtains drawn to reveal the moon hanging in the clear night sky, gleaming softly.
    • 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.
    • An improvised curtain covered the window between the two rooms, so the intercom was the only means of communication.
    • I look up the hill at the empty black window with the lace curtain.
  • 2

    (as screen)
    cortina feminine
    the Iron Curtain la cortina de hierro
    • The magician invites the heckler up on stage, positions him directly in front of the curtain, and begins ‘hypnotising’ him.
    • Unfortunately, it makes the front stage curtain look shabby.
    • So he took Roy and he put him back stage behind the curtain.
    • She slipped down off the stage and behind the curtain into the darkness of backstage.
    • 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.
    • As the rest of the Training Center filed out, I walked up onto the stage and behind the curtain.
    • Perry sighed and started to walk behind the stage, where the curtain was closed and he was hid from view.
    • Ashley stepped out from behind the curtain on the stage and tapped on the microphone.
    • For the first time the audience was allowed behind the curtain of the stage.
    • He goes into the audience and I go on stage behind the curtain that separates the band from the foyer.
    • Grace sat at the spinning wheel in the center of the stage and the curtain rose, to reveal an abandoned Marguerite.
    • He walked me on stage, opened the curtain a little bit and pointed to a seat.
    • A massive red curtain hung over the stage and Anna could hear the orchestra playing down below.
    • Yukiko enters, and sees the empty stage, curtain folded across.
    • With that, Sheena left the screen and the curtain was pulled back.
    • 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.
    • Two hold up the curtain that frames the scene, one lays out the child's clothes, and three arrange flowers in his crib.
  • 3

    telón masculine
    the curtain rises/falls sube / se levanta/baja / cae el telón
    • The stage is covered with a canvas, as if the scene presented as the curtain rises was captured by a linen frame.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • As the curtain rises we are greeted with a luscious scene of thousands of colours, silks and velvets, flowers and feathers, glass and jewels.
    • After the introduction before the curtain, Scene 1 was the same as Scene 2 of Act I was.
    • And tonight the curtain will go up for the opening night of the open-air production in Blackpool's Stanley Park.
    • The curtain rises on the White House briefing room.
    • Right from the curtain going up on the opening number, it is clear that Tommy the musical is here to rock Bradford.
    • Amanda, meanwhile, has only a few days to go before the curtain rises on her stage ‘comeback’.
    • Even the cast seems to have been infected by the drab spirit that settles over the stage the moment the curtain rises.
    • At last, the curtain is raised, and Jackson takes center stage and immediately owns the crowd.
    • When the curtain rises, the stage looks like a slaughterhouse.
    • I thought I was going to a movie, and I thought that when the curtain went up I would see a movie screen.
    • It was as if somebody had lowered the curtain and the actors had fallen out of their roles.
    • Of course, in Hollywood, nothing ever ends until the curtain comes down.
    • This political party will take center stage when the curtain rises on their convention one week from today in Boston.
    • 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.
    • Butterflies flew through everyone's stomachs as the curtain rose on the stage.
    • As the curtain rose on the stage, Evan's brain actually functioned the way he had wanted it to for so long.
    • And just like that, CNN raised the curtain on the new faces of the network in front of its largest audience since the War.
  • 4

    (of rain) cortina feminine
    (of fog) manto masculine
    (of mystery, secrecy) halo masculine
    (of mystery, secrecy) velo masculine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (window/house) poner cortinas en
    • In the 1970s, however, it was decided that every plate-glass window should be curtained to control the thermal flow inside the building and these curtains have remained ever since.
    • The tables all had salmon coloured cloths with white starched napkins, terracotta tile floors, large curtained bay windows and the atmosphere is very bright and happy.
    • Near the bed sculpture was a curtained window frame, in which sat a monitor showing footage taped from Paik's hospital room and from the couple's loft.
    • On the ground floor he set the entrance back with a long, small-paned, and curtained window, expressing a discreet welcome.
    • The seascape window was curtained against brisk wind.
    • Examples include Dutch doors, which can be open, closed, or half open, and interior windows that can be curtained.
    • When the windows were not curtained, one could just make out the Caspian Sea with its oil rigs and various boats and ships moored there.
    • The room had three beds set in a row, the last next to a lavishly curtained window with a breathtaking view of the buildings and roads below.
    • There were four curtained windows through which we could see that it was already dark outside, and a door that was slightly ajar.
    • I looked around me, examining the many curtained windows.
    • The hall, with heavily curtained windows, was plunged into darkness and the public address system stopped working.
    • Up the stairs and to the right, far from the door but close to the dark, curtained windows, was a large porch swing.
    • The windows were heavily curtained, all the doors closed but the open archway that led into a small kitchen.
    • There were two beds and one massive, velvet curtained window overlooking the school garden.
    • Her cat continued to sleep peacefully, sun from one curtained window warming her fur.
    • His eyes adjusted to the dimly lit room, illuminated by a single, heavily curtained window.
    • Bulkheads were finished in a woven bamboo-striped motif contrasting with the square-shaped windows curtained in a fish/pineapple pattern.
    • The windows were clean and curtained on the inside.
    • An image from 1964 shows the dark facade of an apartment building, its windows closed and curtained.
    • As usual, the room was still dark - the windows still curtained and closed - and no one was in it but her.
    • Samantha bowed her head so that her hair curtained her face, successfully concealing the crimson that stole over her cheeks in embarrassment.
    • Stretching out his long length, his black hair curtained his face as his lightning blue eyes disappeared under a sweep of raven lashes.
    • Her long, golden hair curtained her face, and you could just see her stunning eyes from behind.
    • She lowered her head so her hair curtained her face so he couldn't see her satisfied smirk.
    • He glanced around and saw her sitting in the corner of the room, her knees to her chest, her head hanging and her hair curtaining her face.
    • Maxwell was standing there, head bowed and hair curtaining his face, a shy blush tingeing his cheeks pink.
    • Tears tickled her tired eyes as she slid down the door her wild hair curtaining her pained face.
    • Willows had their hair down, curtaining the river singing softly by the footpath.
    • The door was slid open and Melan peered out, a tumble of golden-brown hair curtaining her face.
    • She leaned down into the mud and thanked whatever supreme power that still liked her for allowing her hair to curtain her face.
    • Sharp fanged teeth grinned at Jake while rich ruby eyes were curtained with silver and black hair.
    • The value and livability will be improved if there is a clear bed area that can be curtained off, and a separate kitchen is essential.
    • He leaned stylishly on the tree, his head lowered, his face curtained by his brown hair dyed with streaks of blond, and his arms and legs crossed.
    • ‘Yes,’ the girl mumbled back as her copper hair fell forward to curtain her face.
    • However, her eyes remained trained on the plaque as her hair fell forward to curtain her from public view.
    • He ducked his head shyly, bangs curtaining and hiding his face.
    • A curtained doorway separated it from the office.
    • Finally he found a curtained place, hidden from sight, yet enabling to view the room.
    • She stayed hidden in a curtained room with a handsome, brutish Aussie.
    • Behind it were doors for exits and entrances and a curtained booth or alcove useful for actors to hide inside.