There are 3 translations of hail in Spanish:

hail1

Pronunciation: /heɪl/

n

  • 1 1.1 u [Meteo] granizo (m), pedrisco (m)
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    • Estimates of the amount of rain and hail which fell on Tuesday ranged from 30 mm to 75 mm in 15 minutes.
    • Thunderstorms sometimes drop balls of ice known as hail in addition to rain.
    • Weather conditions could hardly have been worse for the event with a strong biting wind and frequent wintry showers of rain and hail putting a damper on proceedings.
    1.2 (no pl) (of bullets, insults) lluvia (f)
  • 2 c (call) [literario/literary] salutación (f) [literario/literary], saludo (m) to be within hail estar* al alcance de la voz
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    • Firefighters came under attack from a hail of stones hurled by children as young as 10.
    • The trickle of arrows became a hail of missiles, then, hurled with deadly accuracy.
    • She grabbed the bucket and, amid a hail of artillery fire, crossed the battery to the well.
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    • Include as many hails of derisive laughter in your answer as possible.
    • We have received your hails and are willing to accept you and any wounded, so long as you disarm and power down.
    • The Radar has just entered out jurisdiction and is not responding to our hails.

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m
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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of hail in Spanish:

hail2

v impers

vt

  • 1 (call to) [person] llamar; [ship] saludar; [taxi] hacerle* señas a within hailing distance al alcance de la voz
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    • If I want the views of a cab driver I'll hail a taxi, thanks.
    • Keeping in mind that the fact that I was female, alone and in one of the worst neighborhoods in New York I hailed a Taxi cab that was in desperate need of a car wash.
    • Finally the security hailed a taxi cab and pushed us in and it drove away.
  • 2 (acclaim, welcome) [king/leader] aclamar the discovery was hailed as a major breakthrough el descubrimiento fue acogido como un importantísimo avance she's been hailed as the new Edith Piaf ha sido aclamada como la nueva Edith Piaf
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    • On the one hand it was hailed as groundbreaking and praised for encouraging debate.
    • However, the fourth Sunday of Lent was hailed as a day for honouring mothers, when servants would have the day off and be encouraged to return home.
    • They were then ushered into the airport's arrivals terminal where they were hailed as heroes by fans who had turned up to welcome the athletes home.

vi

  • to hail from [person] ser* de I hail from Kentucky soy de Kentucky the ship, hailing from Liverpool, … el barco, con puerto en or procedente de Liverpool, …
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    • I may bridle at the strange young thing who rings up out of the blue and breezily hails me by my first name but it does not help when the company she represents can only be reached through her.
    • A dive master hails me from a nearby floating group, ‘Any idea what that was?’
    • One of them hails me at the fuel pump in order to report that her sister has tried to read the book.

Phrasal verbs

hail down

v + adv
[stones/insults/blows] llover* bricks and bottles hailed down on them les llovieron ladrillos y botellas

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of hail in Spanish:

hail3

exclamation

  • [arch or poet] hail Caesar! ¡Ave César! [arcaico/archaic] all hail! ¡salve! [arcaico/archaic] hail Mary, full of grace Dios te salve María, llena eres de gracia

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m
offside …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.