do not lock

07:18 Sep 27, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: do not lock
imperative


Summary of answers provided
naNo lo / la tranques ---depending on gender
AWatts
naSee below,
Ramón Solá
nawhat everyone's getting at is: no lo cierres con llave
Megdalina
nano cierre con llave
seagull
nasorry!
Daphne Corral (X)
naabajo
laBern
naSorry, on the last one, the formal should be "no cerren" with an "e"
Brent Turnipseed
nano trabe
José Jéldrez
nano bloquee
Gonzalo Tutusaus
naNo cerres (informal), no cerra (formal), no cerren (ellos, ustedes)
Brent Turnipseed


  

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13 mins
No cerres (informal), no cerra (formal), no cerren (ellos, ustedes)


Explanation:
This should help.

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Brent Turnipseed
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Sarah Brenchley
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14 mins
Sorry, on the last one, the formal should be "no cerren" with an "e"


Explanation:
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Brent Turnipseed
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Sarah Brenchley
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25 mins
no trabe


Explanation:
también puede ser, no bloquee.

José Jéldrez
Local time: 11:25
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1 hr
no bloquee


Explanation:
I would say "no bloquee". Nevertheless, depending on the text you could also use "no bloquear", as in instruction manuals.

Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
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2 hrs
abajo


Explanation:
no cierre / cierres /cierren con llave.

laBern
Argentina
Local time: 07:25
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6 hrs
sorry!


Explanation:
Sorry! but Quijote´s translation has serious mistakes.
It´s : no cierres, no cierre, no cierren.
Nevertheless, I would use. "No cerrar"



Daphne Corral (X)
Local time: 07:25
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8 hrs
No lo / la tranques ---depending on gender


Explanation:
Cerrar/cierro/cierras/cierre usually means "do not close" unless you say "no cierre con llave"


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AWatts
Local time: 05:25
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14 hrs
See below,


Explanation:
"To lock" means "cerrar CON LLAVE", just "cerrar" means "to close" or "to close down". As for the imperative mode, there are the following forms:
"no cierres" (tú, singular, informal), "no cierre" (usted, singular, formal), "no cerréis (vosotros, plural, typical of Spain) and "no cierren" (ustedes, plural).
So you can choose among these three forms, and add "con llave".


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Ramón Solá
Local time: 04:25
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3952

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17 hrs
what everyone's getting at is: no lo cierres con llave


Explanation:
Suerte!

Megdalina
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2 days 5 hrs
no cierre con llave


Explanation:
do not lock is a kind of safety instruction, not adressed to "someone" but to "everybody". You shouln't look for "gender" or other technicalities.

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