Translation of gold in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /gəʊld/


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable oro (masculine) solid/pure/24-carat gold oro macizo/puro/de 24 quilates that woman is pure gold esa mujer vale (su peso en) oro as good as gold buenísimo they've been as good as gold se han portado muy bien or como unos santos the baby slept through it all as good as gold el bebé durmió como un angelito sin enterarse de nada to strike gold dar* con una mina de oro all that glitters o glisters is not gold no es oro todo lo que reluce, no todo lo que brilla es oro (before noun/delante del nombre) [ring/ingot/reserves] de oro the gold market el mercado del oro
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    • While equities languish, precious metals such as gold have seen their value soar as investors seek a safe haven during uncertain times.
    • National states have endeavoured to overcome this problem by linking the value of national currencies to the value of gold or silver.
    • He explained that Ongopolo mines and processes base metal, mainly copper, but also associated precious metals such as gold and silver.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (money) (monedas (feminine plural) de) oro (masculine) everything she touches turns to gold todo lo que toca se convierte en oro the crock o pot of gold at the end of the rainbow un imposible
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    • He didn't trust banks for some reason and kept all his money and gold in a stupid safe in the attic.
    • Perhaps it's a subliminal, sinister reminder that gold is the root of all evil.
    • Who never dreamed about something like that; gold, wealth, adventure, history.
    1.3 c and u (medal) [colloquial/familiar] medalla (feminine) de oro to go for gold tratar de ganar la medalla de oro, ir* a por la de oro (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Kieren Perkins is, of course, an Olympic medallist from each of the last three Olympic Games: two golds, two silvers.
    • This played out in the form of two golds and one silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games - the most successful medal haul ever for British rowing.
    • She was a great sprinter in her time winning silver and bronze medals at the 1960 Olympics and multiple golds at the 1963 Commonwealth and European Games in 1963, the year she won the award.


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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.