There are 2 translations of oil in Spanish:

oil1

Pronunciation: /ɔɪl/

n

  • 1 u 1.1 (petroleum) petróleo (m) to strike oil [colloquial/familiar] dar* con una mina de oro or con la gallina de los huevos de oro [familiar/colloquial] (lit: reach oil) encontrar* petróleo (before n) oil baron magnate (m) del petróleo oil company petrolera (f) the oil industry la industria petrolera oil pipeline oleoducto (m) oil pollution contaminación (f) petrolífera or de petróleo oil refinery refinería (f) de petróleo oil spill derrame (m) de petróleo oil tanker (ship) petrolero (m) (truck) camión (m) cisterna (para petróleo) 1.2 (lubricant) aceite (m) to change/check the oil cambiar/revisar el (nivel del) aceite to pour oil on troubled waters tratar de apaciguar los ánimos (before n) oil change cambio (m) de aceite oil filter filtro (m) del aceite oil gauge indicador (m) del nivel del aceite oil level nivel (m) del aceite oil pressure presión (m) del aceite 1.3
    (fuel oil)
    fuel-oil (m), gasoil (m)
    1.4 (for domestic heating) gasóleo (m) or gasoil (m) de calefacción, fuel(-oil) (m) doméstico 1.5 (for domestic lamps, stoves) queroseno (m), kerosene (m), parafina (f) (AmL) to burn the midnight oil quemarse las cejas
  • 3 3.1 c (painting) óleo (m) a collection of oils una colección de óleos 3.2
    (oils pl)
    (paints) he paints in oils pinta al óleo a portrait in oils un retrato al óleo see also oil painting

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There are 2 translations of oil in Spanish:

oil2

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.