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American English: /koʊl/
British English: /kəʊl/

Translation of coal in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • as black as coal to carry coals to Newcastle
    llevar leña al monte
    ir a vendimiar y llevar uvas de postre
    to haul somebody over the coals
    reprender severamente a alguien
    poner a alguien como chupa de dómine
    pasarle un buen café a alguien (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    to heap coals of fire on somebody's head
    avergonzar a alguien devolviéndole bien por mal
    (before noun) coal bin or (British) bunker coal cellar coal dust
    polvillo (masculine) de carbón
    coal fire
    fuego (masculine) de or a carbón
    coal industry
    industria (feminine) del carbón
    coal merchant coal pit
    mina (feminine) de carbón
    coal seam
    veta (feminine) de carbón
    Example sentences
    • Thus, an industrially valuable coal seam requires special conditions to accumulate.
    • Surface mining began in the United States in the late eighteenth century, when farmers and others dug coal from exposed coal seams on hillsides and stream banks.
    • The breathing of coal and rock dust causes black lung, the common name given to the lung diseases pneumoconiosis and silicosis.
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