mill(
mihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (machine)
a. el molino
(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).
The peasants poured the wheat into the mill.Los campesinos vertieron el trigo en el molino.
2. (culinary)
a. el molinillo
(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).
(pepper, coffee)
I filled the mill back up with peppercorns.Volví a llenar el molinillo de granos de pimienta.
3. (building)
a. la fábrica
(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 was a lot going on in this town until the mill closed.Hubo mucha actividad en este pueblo hasta que cerraron la fábrica.
b. la papelera
(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).
(of paper)
Trucks bring lumber deliveries to the mill once a week.Los camiones entregan madera a la papelera una vez a la semana.
c. la fábrica de tejidos
(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).
(textile)
The cotton is shipped to a mill further up the Mississippi River.El algodón se envía a una fábrica de tejidos subiendo por el río Misisipi.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to convert into powder)
a. moler
The blade mills the grain, producing flour.La paleta muele el grano y produce harina.
5. (to process)
a. fresar (metal)
Each sheet of metal is milled with narrow grooves.Cada lámina de metal se fresa con ranuras finas.
b. pulir (causing to shine)
The refrigerator doors are still fairly rough at this point, so now this machine mills them.Las puertas de las neveras todavía están ásperas en esta etapa, así que ahora esta máquina las pule.
c. laminar (steel)
The next step is for the blade of each knife to be milled.El próximo paso es laminar la hoja de cada cuchillo.
d. acordonar (coin)
This machine mills each quarter. The ribbed edge of the coin makes it harder to forge.Esta máquina acordona las monedas de 25 centavos. El borde acanalado dificulta la falsificación.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to move around)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Members of the audience were milling about the lobby of the theater.El público deambulaba por el vestíbulo del teatro.
Shoppers milled around waiting for the mall to open.Los compradores daban vueltas esperando a que se abriera el centro comercial.
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mill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grinder)
a. el molinillo
(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).
2. (for flour)
a. el molino
(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).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to put somebody through the millhacérselas pasar negras or
4. (textile factory)
a. la fábrica or
(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).
b. la planta de tejidos
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (grain)
a. moler
6. (metal)
a. fresar
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mill [mɪl]
noun
1 (textile factory) fábrica (f) (de tejidos); (sugar mill) ingenio (m) de azúcar; (spinning mill) hilandería (f); (steel mill) acería (f)
2 (machine) molino (m); (for coffee, pepper) molinillo (m); (Téc) fresadora (f)
to put sb through the mill
they put me through the mill me las hicieron pasar canutas or moradas
transitive verb
moler; [+metal] pulir; (coin) acordonar;
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