There are 2 translations of chain in Spanish:

chain1

Pronunciation: /tʃeɪn/

n

  • 1.1 cadena (f) she was wearing a gold chain llevaba una cadena de oro the bicycle chain la cadena de la bicicleta to pull the chain (esp BrE) tirar (de) la cadena, jalar la cadena (AmL exc CS) chain of officecollar que es atributo de un cargo oficial to be in chains estar* encadenado (to make o form) a human chain (hacer* or formar) una cadena humana
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    • This example would have been worn on a chain round the neck, proudly displayed like an order or badge of loyalty.
    • He approached a car queueing at the drive-through, reached through the window and grabbed a gold chain from round the driver's neck.
    • Dressed up in a track suit with a baseball cap, rings on his finger and a silver chain round his neck, the 25 years old explains to the Vacuum how to get most of the brew.
    1.2 (series) cadena (f) a chain of events una cadena or [formal] concatenación de acontecimientos a chain of ideas una serie de ideas encadenadas or eslabonadas chain of command cadena de mando atom chain cadena de átomos mountain chain cadena montañosa or de montañas, cordillera (f)
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    • It's a chain of successful events strung together to accomplish one goal.
    • The uncertainty surrounding him would cause a chain of events and interviews, due diligence any team looking to acquire Williams in a trade would insist upon.
    • The full direction is therefore necessary where ‘… lies constitute an important element in the chain of proof.’
    1.3 [Busn] cadena (f) a hotel chain una cadena hotelera or de hoteles
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    • You'd think I wasn't sitting here, cash (sorta) buyer, no chain.
    • I am beginning to wonder if you want to sell me a property - I am a cash buyer, I have no chain - what's going on?
    • There's apparently no chain on the other end, so moving in should be as fast as it takes to sort out the paperwork - maybe four to six weeks.
    1.4 (BrE) (in property purchase) situación en la cual la venta de una propiedad depende de que el eventual comprador venda la suya o que el vendedor compre otra 1.5 (unit of measurement) [Hist]22 yardas o 20,12 metros
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    • Shallow streams and intermittent streams without well defined channel or banks are not meandered, even when more than 3 chains wide.
    • Regular lots are 30 chains wide and 66.67 chains in depth.
    • The original family home built in 1123 AD is a traditional square Norman castle four chains wide with turrets two chains high at each of the four corners.

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There are 2 translations of chain in Spanish:

chain2

vt

  • to chain sth/sb to sth encadenar algo/a algn a algo they were chained to the railings estaban encadenados a las rejas I don't want to be chained to the house all day no quiero estar todo el día metida or encerrada en casa
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    • There was nothing we could have done to make this more secure, short of chaining the airplanes to the ground.
    • Once in place, the loadmasters had to chain the heavily armored vehicles securely to the floor.
    • For Brockovich, being an environmentalist is not about chaining oneself to a tree but ‘intercepting deceit.’

Phrasal verbs

chain up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o

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Word of the day mandíbula
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jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.