There are 2 translations of foil in Spanish:

foil1

Pronunciation: /fɔɪl/

n

  • 1 u 1.1 (metal sheet) lámina (f) de metal
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    • When the photon hits an object, that object recoils - you can measure this using a thin sheet of foil in a vacuum.
    • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with olive oil.
    • Tom carefully arranged the bacon on a sheet covered with aluminum foil.
    1.2 [Culin]
    (kitchen foil)
    papel (m) de aluminio or de plata, papel (m) Albal® (Esp)
  • 2 c (contrast)to be a foil for/to sth/sb the perfect foil for pork el complemento ideal para la carne de cerdo the black background was a good foil to their bright costumes el fondo negro hacía resaltar el brillante colorido de los trajes they are the perfect foil for each other se complementan perfectamente
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    • Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.
    • ‘Sutton is the perfect foil for a more mobile striker, and in his Blackburn days Shearer performed that role,’ the defender states.
    • He was a great ‘reacter,’ which made him the perfect foil for Stan and Ollie.
  • 3 [Sport] 3.1 c (sword) florete (m) 3.2 u (event) esgrima (f)
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    • Each adversary was dressed in a white jacket, the buttons of their foils were dipped in liquid; that of Lapiere's red, Le Brun's black.
    • The very design of the Italian foil and épée is based on the rapier prototype.
    • What is the compelling reason for beginning your fencing career with the foil?

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

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.

There are 2 translations of foil in Spanish:

foil2

vt

  • [plan/attempt] frustrar foiled again! [humorístico/humorous] ¡otro intento frustrado!
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    • A courageous have-a-go hero was threatened with a wooden pole after foiling a late-night theft attempt.
    • The security company which foiled the abduction of a baby from a maternity hospital is to create 200 new jobs in a nationwide expansion.
    • At around 11 am that day a pensioner foiled another attempted scam by a man and woman in Central Avenue, Gravesend.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

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.