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How do you say stop in Spanish

How do you say stop in Spanish

Let’s find out how do you say stop in Spanish. This article that you are going to read will tell you in detail how do you say stop in Spanish.

How do you say stop in Spanish

The word stop is an action word from the English language which means to come to an
end or cease to happen. This word is often used in traffic rules where the word stop means to halt or not move forward. The antonym or opposite word of stop is start which means to begin something. The opposite word for stop can also be go or continue which means to move forward or to continue the action.

How do you say stop in Spanish?

The translation of the word stop in Español is ‘para’, ‘detente’ or ‘alto’. Now just be very careful because the word para in English is also translated as ‘for’ or ‘to’, and alto is an adjective translated in English as tall.

How do you say go in Spanish? The translation of the word go in Español is ‘ir’.
Having walked around the city, you must have seen the ‘stop’ sign at many places. This sign
depicts that the area is off limits and further proceeding is against the law. These ‘stop’ sign
also indicate the presence of school or hospital nearby. Hence, the stop sign is used to make
people cautious.


Here are some examples of the sentences and their translations in Español.

1.’The traffic police officer commanded the bus to stop at the corner of the road’ this sentence is translated in Español as ‘El oficial de la policía de tránsito ordenó al autobús que se detuviera en la esquina
de la carretera’.

Another example is:

2.’She told her friends to stop and wait for her to join them at the party’ this sentence is translated in Español as ‘Ella le dijo a sus amigas que se detuvieran y esperaran a que se uniera a ellas en la fiesta’.


Now you have fair idea of the usage of the word stop and its translation in Spanish language.