el hielo
-the ice
See the entry for hielo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (frozen water)
a. ice
El sol está derritiendo el hielo.The sun is melting the ice.
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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. (general)
a. ice
un whisky con hieloa whiskey on the rocks
2. (fig)
quedarse de hieloto be stunned o speechless
3. (fig)
romper el hieloto break the ice
1 (agua helada) ice
con hielo (bebida) with ice; on the rocks (familiar)
ser más frío que el hielo to be as cold as ice
romper el hielo to break the ice
hielo movedizo drift ice
hielo picado crushed ice
hielo seco dry ice
2 (helada) frost
La cordada realizó la ascensión en 12 horas. Buenas condiciones en la [goulotte] de entrada y [hielo negro] muy duro y quebradizo en la parte superior.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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