Translation of tank in Spanish:
- 1 (for liquid, gas) depósito (masculine), tanque (masculine); (on trucks, rail wagons etc) cisterna (feminine) fermentation tanks cubas (feminine plural) de fermentación developing tank [Photography/Fotografía] cubeta (feminine) de revelado [Cars/Automovilismo] tanque (masculine), depósito (masculine)Example sentences
- Only two tonnes of liquid chlorine spilt from a storage tank after an equipment failure, but it was enough to cause plenty of drama.
- The protest forced the field to halt production in order to prevent its 2,000-barrel storage tanks from overflowing.
- Moreover, much of the water supply is deliberately contaminated by willful destruction of sewers, water pipes and storage tanks.
- The fuel tank still contained gasoline and the majority of rubber hoses and other rubber items were in such condition that they could be reused if wanted.
- With a full tank of fuel, the weight bias shifts rearwards slightly, which helps traction, as does the standard limited slip differential.
- Fuel tanks could be considered the container of the lifeblood of your Mazda.
- 2 [Military/Militar] tanque (masculine), carro (masculine) de combateExample sentences
- There is no doubt we have the finest tanks and infantry fighting vehicles in the world.
- Among the advantages, few of the Army's tanks and armored fighting vehicles were lost to enemy action, and in most cases, their crews survived.
- Other reports indicated that hundreds of people were being indiscriminately mowed down by tanks and armoured vehicles in various suburbs.
- 3 (jail) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], cárcel (feminine), cana (feminine) (South America/América del Sur) [slang/argot], chirona (feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], tanque (masculine) or tambo (masculine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], guandoca (feminine) (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- I got thrown in once when I was underage, not to eventful though...tried to get a cop to drive me home, he said sure and drove me straight to the tank.
- And don't refrain from telling your friends: Among drunks, the real ones anyway, a night in the tank is a very large feather in the drinking cap.
- Get thrown in the tank and they let me out at 6am and give me back my shoe laces and bifocal sunglasses I don't even remember them and just kind of smiled when the girl was emptying the bag.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], [stock market] venirse* abajo; [movie/show] fracasar estrepitosamente
tank upverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (with fuel) llenar el tanque, repostar 1.2 (with alcohol) [colloquial/familiar] tomarse unas cuantas [colloquial/familiar]
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
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...
In Spain, a gestoría is an office that deals with government agencies on behalf of its clients. It is common practice to use a gestoría to avoid the problems of dealing with Spanish bureaucracy, despite the cost involved.