channel
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channel(
chah
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nuhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (waterway)
a. el canal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Some people have crossed the English Channel swimming.Algunas personas han cruzado el canal de la Mancha nadando.
b. el cauce
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We went for a boat ride on the Grijalva River channel.Fuimos a pasear en lancha por el cauce del río Grijalva.
c. la acequia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The main irrigation channel runs from north to south.La acequia principal del riego corre de norte a sur.
2. (television)
a. el canal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Channel 22 always broadcasts cultural shows.El canal 22 siempre emite programas culturales.
3. (mode)
a. el canal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can contact us through any communication channel.Puede contactarnos a través de cualquier canal de comunicación.
b. la vía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are many channels available for you to contact us.Hay muchas vías disponibles para contactarnos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to direct)
a. canalizar
Resources should be channeled to the poorest communities.Los recursos deberían ser canalizados a las comunidades más pobres.
b. encauzar
Let's channel his energy into positive things.Hay que encauzar su energía hacia cosas positivas.
c. dirigir
The after-school program channels the teens' energy into more productive activities.El programa extraescolar dirige el ímpetu de los adolescentes hacia actividades más productivas.
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channel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el canal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
channel of communicationcanal de comunicación
all inquiries must go through the proper channelstodas las consultas han de seguir los trámites or cauces apropiados
the (English) Channelel Canal de la Mancha
the Channel Islandslas Islas del Canal de la Mancha
the Channel Tunnelel Eurotúnel
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. canalizar
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channel [ˈtʃænl]
noun
(watercourse, TV channel) canal (m); (strait) estrecho (m); (deepest part of river) cauce (m); [of communication] vía (f)
irrigation channel acequia (f); canal (m) de riego; green/red channel (Customs) pasillo (m) verde/rojo; to go through the usual channels seguir las vías normales; the (English) Channel el canal (de la Mancha); channel of distribution vía (f) or canal (m) de distribución
transitive verb
(hollow out) [+course] acanalar; (direct) [+river] encauzar; [+interest, energies] encauzar; dirigir;into a;
modifier
the Channel Islands (n) las islas Anglonormandas or del canal de la Mancha
the Channel Tunnel (n) el túnel del canal de la Mancha
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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