tin
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tin(
tihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chemistry)
a. el estaño
(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).
I always forget the atomic number for tin.Siempre se me olvida el número atómico del estaño.
2. (tinplate)
a. la hojalata
(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 farmer used tin to build the roof of the barn.El granjero utilizó hojalata para construir el techo del granero.
3. (can) (United Kingdom)
a. la lata
(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).
My mother collects vintage tins.Mi madre colecciona latas antiguas.
b. el bote
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Don't throw away the tin when it's empty.No tires el bote cuando se vacíe.
4. (small container made of tin)
a. la lata
(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).
I bought some really cute tins of chocolate in France.Compré unas latas de chocolate monas en Francia.
b. la caja de hojalata
(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).
I keep my sewing supplies in a tin.Guardo mis utilidades de costura en una caja de hojalata.
5. (culinary)
a. el molde
(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).
I'm afraid this tin isn't big enough to make a cake for six people.Me temo que este molde no es lo suficientemente grande para hacer un pastel para seis personas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to coat with tin)
a. estañar
You'll need to tin the contacts with a soldering iron.Tendrás que estañar los contactos con soldador.
7. (to can) (United Kingdom)
a. enlatar
This machine can tin up to 1000 units per hour.Esta máquina es capaz de enlatar hasta 1000 unidades por hora.
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tin
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. el estaño
(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).
tin minemina de estaño
tin platehojalata f
tin soldiersoldadito de plomo
tin whistleflautín m
2. (mold)
a. el molde
(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).
cake tinmolde m
3. (can)
a. la lata
(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. el tarro
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
tin openerabrelatas m inv
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tin [tɪn]
noun
1 (ore) estaño (m); (metal) hojalata (f)
2 (Britain) (container) lata (f); bote (m)
meat in tins carne (f) en lata or enlatada
transitive verb
1 (Britain) [+food] enlatar
2 (coat with tin) estañar
modifier
[+roof, tray, trunk] de hojalata
tin can (n) lata (f); bote (m)
tin ear (n) (Mús)
he has a tin ear tiene mal oído
tin god (n) héroe (m) de cartón
tin hat (n) casco (m) de acero
tin lizzie (n) (Aut) genoveva (f); viejo trasto (m)
tin mine (n) mina (f) de estaño
tin miner (n) mineroaminera (m) (f) de estaño;a minera
tin opener (n) (Britain) abrelatas (m)
Tin Pan Alley (n) (Mús) industria (f) de la música pop
tin plate (n) hojalata (f)
tin soldier (n) soldadito (m) de plomo
tin tack (n) (Britain) tachuela (f)
tin whistle (n) (Mús) pito (m)
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Phrases with "tin"
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tin can
la lata
muffin tin
el molde para magdalenas
loaf tin
el molde para pan
tin opener
el abrelatas
tin cup
vaso de hojalata
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