Translation of tin in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tɪn/


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (metal) estaño (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) tin mine mina (feminine) de estaño
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    • By the late 16th century Acheh had reduced the power of Johore and controlled much of Sumatra and Malaya, deriving its wealth from pepper and tin.
    • Some of it they gamble on the price of tin, or the dollar going down, or whether there'll be floods in Asia.
    • It had blamed the illegal miners for causing a drop in the international price of tin.
    1.2 (tinplate) (hoja)lata (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [roof] de (hoja)lata, de cinc or de zinc; [soldier] de plomo
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    • Using lighter material such as plywood, acrylic sheet, tin, stainless steel and cloth has also made transportation easier.
    • I like the leg room, and I demand a car made of steel, not tin.
    • Instead most graves are marked with a steel stake and a piece of rusting tin bearing a number.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (can) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) lata (feminine) or (in Spain also/en España también) bote (masculine) or (in Chile also/en Chile también) tarro (masculine) ([ de conservas, bebidas etc ]) collecting tin alcancía (feminine) (British English/inglés británico) to do what it says on the tin it/he does what it says on the tin cumple lo que promete 2.2 (for storage) lata (feminine), bote (masculine) (Spain/España)
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    • You never see them scurrying to school, as we did, with baskets and biscuit tins containing ingredients.
    • There were bags of flour on the floor, lumps of doughs on chairs, bottles of fruit and nuts in boxes, and towers of biscuit tins and cookie-making things in doorways.
    • The base of his motor was a tea chest, a biscuit tin housed the projection lamp, scanning discs were cut from cardboard, and he also utilised four-penny cycle lenses.
    2.3 (for baking) molde (masculine)
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    • Grease the tin and line with baking parchment, then arrange the quince quarters over the base.
    • Spoon into lightly greased muffin tins and bake at 200 degrees C for about 12-15 minutes.
    • Grease a loaf tin with plenty of butter and press the mixture in.
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    • Not only did the first division leaders pick him up on a free, but rather than superstar wages he's happy with a bowl of milk and a tin of cat food.
    • Not only was the room in a filthy state, the food cupboard contained just a tin of mushy peas, baked beans and corned beef.
    • I can empty a tin of cat food into a bowl, give a dog a bone, but never, ever, have I let any sort of animal eat out of my hand.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-nn-)

  • 1.1 (coat with tin) estañar 1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (put in tins) [food] enlatar

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