Translation of coin in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kɔɪn/


  • 1.1 countable/numerable (individual) moneda (feminine) let's toss o flip a coin echémoslo a cara o cruz or (Andes) (Venezuela) al cara o sello or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) a cara o ceca or (Mexico/México) a águila o sol the other side of the coin la otra cara de la moneda two sides of the same coin dos caras de la misma moneda
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    • As he was speaking he drew from his pocket a gold coin, a twenty-krone piece, and placed it on the table at which I sat.
    • If you do not wish to spend this kind of money for the coins, the four stamps can be bought for 50 baht in unused condition.
    • Though it has little tangible value in the physical sense beyond the paper it is printed on or metal the coin is made from, cash has a very real value in the commercial world.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (collectively) moneda (feminine) he paid me in coin me pagó en monedas such terms are the common coin of philosophical discourse tales términos son moneda corriente en el discurso filosófico to pay sb back in her/his own coin pagarle* a algn con la misma moneda
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    • I then proceeded carefully to count out the entire 14 pounds 78 pence in coin, rummaging in the depths of my coin-purse to retrieve the whole sum.
    • As an agent of the crown, he took foreign coin, old coin, and bullion to the Mint, where it was converted into new currency.
    • When players decide to cash out, they can receive it in coin or in the form of a ticket with the amount encoded on it.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (invent) [word/expression] acuñar to coin a phrase valga la expresión 1.2 (mint) acuñar to coin it (in) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] forrarse [colloquial/familiar], llenarse de oro [colloquial/familiar]

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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.