Translation of basket in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbæskət; ˈbɑːskɪt/


  • 1 1.1 (for shopping) canasta (f) (esp AmL) , cesta (f) (esp Esp) ; (on hot-air balloon) barquilla (f) linen o laundry basket canasto (m) or cesto (m) de la ropa sucia (before n) basket chair silla (f) de mimbre basket maker cestero, -ra (m,f) basket making cestería (f)
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    • Place dishes in a wire basket or other container and dip them in a sanitizing solution.
    • Something else struck me in the picture, and that was that the women going about their shopping all carried baskets or shopping bags, not a plastic carrier in sight.
    • Many of these were used for other purposes, such as laundry baskets or to carry alcohol.
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    • When partially inflated, the air is heated by a burner and the envelope rises above the basket.
    • The heated air that lifts the balloon comes from a hydrocarbon gas burner attached above the basket.
    • Explore beautiful Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon.
    1.2 (quantity) canasta (f) (esp AmL) , cesta (f) (esp Esp) 1.3 [Fin] basket of currencies canasta (f) de divisas (esp AmL) , cesta (f) de monedas (esp Esp)
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    • However, the central bank persisted in pegging the baht to a basket of currencies in which the dollar had 80 per cent influence.
    • Now it is possible that in the first six months of next year, they move to an exchange rate that is tied to a basket of currencies.
    • Consequently, he is advising investors to buy a basket of commodities such as copper, sugar, cotton, corn and crude oil.

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