Translation of strait in Spanish:


estrecho, n.

Pronunciation /streɪt/

See Spanish definition of estrecho


  • 1

    estrecho masculine
    the Strait of Magellan, the Magellan Strait(s) el estrecho de Magallanes
    • They glided over the narrow strait of turbulent ocean water that made the island look like it had been cut in half with a steak knife.
    • ‘The Northwest Passage is a strait for international navigation,’ says a State Department lawyer.
    • In purely commercial terms, passage through the strait would cut time off sailings from the west coast of North Korea.
    • This was shipped through Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov which communicates through a narrow strait with the Black Sea.
    • Countries such as the United States argue that the increasingly navigable waterway should be treated as an international strait, not Canadian waters.
    • The White Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean connected with the Barents Sea by a shallow strait.
    • The rock of Gibraltar stands 450m high, dominating the narrow strait into the Mediterranean from the Atlantic Ocean.
    • The East River, in fact a tidal strait, is littered with smaller islands like Roosevelt, Randall's, Rikers, and Ward.
    • The Persians were taken in and sent their navy into the narrow strait between Athens and the island of Salamis.
    • The two countries are linked by a causeway over a narrow strait which separates the two sides.
    • Istanbul straddles the Bosphorus strait, the stretch of water which creates a natural north-south divide in the city and joins the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea.
    • Then Low decided to explore the strait between Kanghwa Island and the Han River, informing the local officials that he was doing so.
    • ‘The opening of the charter flights does not mean that direct sea and air links across the strait can also be realized,’ Chen said.
    • Perhaps the deep-sea corals thrive better on the other side of the strait?
    • The harbor was circular with a long narrow strait leading into the sea.
    • Trails on the bluffs offer sights of Benicia and the strait.
    • But it also added that that based on the ideas of ‘equality and mutual benefits,’ airline companies on both sides of the strait should work together to run the services.
    • Following an opening of direct links, it may become possible to make day trips to China, geographical barriers will be eliminated, and there will be constant exchanges across the strait.
    • The jamming caused considerable confusion and slowed the British reaction, and as a result the German warships had passed through the strait of Dover before the first attacks were launched against them.
    • Armed with a crayfishing spear, they allegedly demanded and took the catch from a group of professional fishermen who worked out of Cooktown, outside the strait.
  • 2straits plural

    (difficulties, difficult position)
    to be in dire/desperate straits estar en grandes apuros/en una situación desesperada
    • to be in financial straits pasar estrecheces