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coal

Pronunciation: /kəʊl/

Translation of coal in Spanish:

noun/nombre

u and c
  • carbón (masculine) 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 (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] to heap coals of fire on sb's head avergonzar* a algn devolviéndole bien por mal (before noun/delante del nombre) coal bin o (British English/inglés británico) bunker carbonera (feminine) coal cellar carbonera (feminine) coal dust polvillo (masculine) de carbón coal fire fuego (masculine) de or a carbón coal industry industria (feminine) del carbón coal merchant carbonero, (masculine, feminine) coal pit mina (feminine) de carbón coal seam veta (feminine) de carbón
    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.

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