There are 2 translations of float in Spanish:

float1

Pronunciation: /fləʊt/

vi

  • 1 1.1 (on water) flotar oil floats on water el aceite flota en el agua debris had floated up (to the surface) from the wreck habían salido a flote restos del naufragio the logs floated downstream los maderos bajaban flotando por el río he taught me to float (on my back) me enseñó a hacer la plancha the canoe floated away on the tide la marea se llevó la canoa 1.2 [cloud/smoke] flotar en el aire a feather floated past on the breeze una pluma pasó flotando en la brisa 1.3 (move lightly) [idea/image] vagar* I felt I was floating on air me sentí en el séptimo cielo or (como flotando) en las nubes

vt

  • 1 1.1 [ship/boat] poner* or sacar* a flote 1.2 [raft/logs] llevar , arrastrar the waves floated the seaweed ashore las olas llevaron or arrastraron las algas hasta la orilla
  • 2 [Fin] 2.1 (establish) to float a company introducir* una compañía en Bolsa, lanzar* una compañía a Bolsa a week after the company had been floated … una semana después de que la compañía se cotizara por primera vez en bolsa …, una semana después de que la compañía fuera lanzada a bolsa … 2.2 (offer for sale) [shares/stock/bonds] emitir 2.3 (allow to fluctuate) [currency] dejar flotar
  • 3 (circulate) [rumor] hacer* correr; [idea/proposal] presentar a figure of $3m was floated se sugirió una cifra de 3 millones de dólares

Phrasal verbs

float around

(esp BrE) float about v + adv
have you seen my keys? they must be floating around somewhere ¿has visto mis llaves? deben andar por ahí there's a rumor floating around that … corre la voz de que …

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There are 2 translations of float in Spanish:

float2

n

  • 3 (ready cash) caja (f) chica ; [Busn] [Fin] fondo (m) fijo (to provide change) a float of £20 20 libras en cambio or en monedas
  • 4 (AmE) refresco o batido con helado

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Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.