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foil(
foyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (culinary)
a. el papel de aluminio
(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).
(M)
Cover the chicken with foil and roast for one and a half hours.Tapa el pollo con papel de aluminio y ásalo durante una hora y media.
b. el papel de plata
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I tore the foil wrapper from the chocolate bar.Rasgué el envoltorio de papel de plata de la barra de chocolate.
c. el papel Albal®
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He wrapped the cheese in foil and stored it in the fridge.Envolvió el queso en papel Albal y lo guardó en la nevera.
2. (metal sheet)
a. la lámina
(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).
(F)
The design is printed on the book cover by applying a heated die to a colored foil.El diseño se estampa en la tapa del libro mediante la aplicación de un troquel calentado en una lámina de color.
3. (contrast)
a. el complemento
(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).
(M)
The acidity of the wine acts as a foil for the creaminess of the cheese.La acidez del vino sirve de complemento a la cremosidad del queso.
4. (sports)
a. el florete
(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).
(M)
The fencer's touch was with the blade rather than the tip of the foil, so no points were scored.El toque del egrimista fue con el filo y no la punta del florete, así que no puntuó.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to thwart)
a. frustrar
Police foiled an attempt to smuggle cocaine when they discovered 100 kg concealed in the bottom of a boat.La policía frustró un intento de tráfico ilegal de cocaína cuando descubrieron 100 kg escondidos en el fondo de un barco.
b. desbaratar
Sandy's parents coming back a day early foiled our plans to have a party at their house.El regreso de los padres de Sandy un día antes de lo previsto desbarató nuestros planes de hacer una fiesta en su casa.
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foil
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (metal paper)
a. el papel de aluminio
(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).
(M)
to act as a foil (to or for)servir de contrapunto (a or para)
2. (sword)
a. el florete
(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).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (thwart)
a. frustrar, malograr
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foil [fɔɪl]
transitive verb
(thwart) [+person] desbaratar los planes de; [+attempt] frustrar;
foil [fɔɪl]
noun
1 (also tinfoil) papel (m) de aluminio; papel (m) de plata
2
to act as a foil to sth/sb servir de contraste con algo/algn
foil [fɔɪl]
noun
(Fencing) florete (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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