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    Hello everyone,

    Can you please help me, in order to translate "dog" into Spanish?
    I mean, "dog" for the hardware of the house.

    The paragraph says: "Please don't paint the dogs".

    Thank you in advance

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    can you please say a bit more about the paragraph to be translated?

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    Yes, of course. The paragraph is related to the tasks that the workers have to perform on the house, while marking the lines of utilities.

    Paragraph reads:

    "Please take care and don't paint the sidewalk, trees, fences, dogs or lights of the house."

    I hope this could be helpful,

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    Doesn't dog refer to perro?

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    I don't think so, Mariana. Would you paint a dog, even if you don't have a sign to forbid it?

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    Hi Jack,

    I think the person who said or wrote that phrase was joking around. I've never heard the word "dog" used to describe hardware. After all, why would you paint a tree?

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    Dear people, I guess that you don't follow me.

    Accordingly to the dictionary, dog: any of various usually simple mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening that consist of a spike, bar, or hook.

    the text that I have to translate is included in a very important manual for employees. They have to mark the facilities that cross a land.

    Now, my only question...How would you translate in this case "dog" into Spanish?

    Cheers!

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    Write this in google:
    define:dog

    Among the tons of definitions (ever thought a dog was so many things?) you can find "tope".

    I think that "bisagra" is not really a dog, since there is a word for that, which is "hinge".

    Bye!

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    Hi Veronica,

    Sorry, I'm more confused now...no one said "bisagra" as a good translation for "dog".
    Now I'm thinking that "Herraje" could be the best option.

    What do you think about it? Besides, it make sense on the context...

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    I found these def. among others:

    "Blocking element designed to limit or stop a mobile element, generally for a drawer of a piece of furniture or a table"

    "A metal fitting used to close hatches, covers, and other compartments"

    "A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward "

    I don't know if there is a word in spanish, but it sounds more like tope to me, isn't herraje a horse shoes?

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