Translation of channel in Spanish:

channel

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃænl/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (strait) canal (masculine) the (English) Channel el Canal de la Mancha (before noun/delante del nombre) Channel ferry ferry (masculine) que cruza el Canal de la Mancha 1.2 (course of river) cauce (masculine)
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    • The bay includes saltmarsh, shallow and open water, tidal channels, mudflats and numerous islands, and a freshwater pond.
    • The ocean swell presses a thick plankton soup into the fjords and channels in the area, forming a base for an impressive array of underwater life forms.
    • You'll kayak through a maze of fjords and tidal channels and through the ice-encrusted Cordillera Darwin and the most active tidewater glaciers in the world.
    1.3 (navigable course) canal (masculine)
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    • By our English law there is a public right of passage through our navigable channels, whether in a port or the approaches to it.
    • The Port Authority has stated that it was looking at undertaking some dredging to widen the shipping channel so that vessels including the Irish ferry would be able to pass the jetty at a further distance.
    • Trapped, they chose to paddle three miles down the coast to Waimea, where they hoped the deep-water bay would provide a navigable channel.
  • 2 (for irrigation) canal (masculine), acequia (feminine)
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    • As is illustrated by Lake Nokomis, some drainages have been altered by the construction of dams and artificial channels.
    • Meandering is a very common feature of natural river channels, but the morphology and stability of meanders varies.
    • The city is crossed from east to west by the Rio Mapocho, which passes through an artificial stone channel 40m wide spanned by several bridges.
  • 3 (system, method) vía (feminine) through diplomatic channels por la vía diplomática you must go through the official channels tiene que hacer el trámite por los conductos or las vías oficiales you should direct your enthusiasm into more useful channels deberías canalizar tu entusiasmo de una manera más útil distribution channels canales (masculine plural) de distribución
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    • Now banks can offer wider and quicker channels of distribution and communication.
    • With proper distribution channels in place, the guide is now famous throughout the UK and Europe.
    • You need to follow proper channels of communication.
  • 4 [Computing/Informática] [Television/Televisión] canal (masculine)
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    • There was the sense that the programme had simply stepped out of line with the channel's public service broadcasting remit.
    • I linger on stuff that I wouldn't normally choose - greyhound racing, charismatic religious stations, shopping channels, and so on.
    • The shopping channels actively encourage viewers to feel close to the hosts.
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    • The signal channel must be void of electron traps induced by flaws in the design, processing, or even the silicon itself.
    • It operates as a typical effects plug-in: insert it on an audio channel and send it some signal.
    • The unit's Digital Signal Processing offers two channels for optimal performance and clarity.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • canalizar*, encauzar*, dirigir* he should channel his efforts into something constructive debería canalizar or encauzar or dirigir sus esfuerzos hacia algo constructivo

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.