- carbón (m) as black as coal negro como el carbón to carry coals to Newcastle llevar leña al monte, ir* a vendimiar y llevar uvas de postre to haul sb over the coals reprender severamente a algn, poner* a algn como chupa de dómine, pasarle un buen café a algn (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] to heap coals of fire on sb's head avergonzar* a algn devolviéndole bien por mal (before n) coal bin o (BrE) bunker carbonera (f) coal cellar carbonera (f) coal dust polvillo (m) de carbón coal fire fuego (m) de or a carbón coal gas gas (m) de hulla coal industry industria (f) del carbón coal merchant carbonero, -ra (m,f) coal mine mina (f) de carbón coal miner minero, -ra (m,f) del carbón coal pit mina (f) de carbón coal seam veta (f) de carbónMore 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.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.