Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday March 25, 2013

cerrar, verb:
to close

You probably already know that cerrar means to close.

No cierran al mediodía.
They don’t close at noon.

Cerró el libro.
He closed the book.

But did you know that you also use cerrar to say turn off things like a faucet or the gas?

Cierra la llave.
Turn off the faucet.

By the way, to say lock something in Spanish, say cerrar con llave (word for word, close with key.)

Cerré la puerta con llave.
I locked the door.

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