Translation of canal in Spanish:


canal, n.

Pronunciation /kəˈnæl//kəˈnal/


  • 1

    (for transport, irrigation)
    canal masculine
    • When payment is involved, the consensus was that it should be for irrigation, canals, pumps, and other infrastructure, not for water per se.
    • In Holland, we rented a boat and went cruising through the northern part of the country, which is all interconnected by canals and inland waterways and lakes.
    • The plan is that one day the Wilts and Berks canal will allow boats to cruise what is known as the Wessex Waterway Network.
    • Water flows into the depressions, fish move into the relatively deeper water, the canals are blocked off and the fish allowed to grow.
    • On lakes and rivers, canals and waterways, tiny lotus-shaped boats are set afloat with candles, incense sticks and flowers to honour and entertain the water spirits.
    • A man who cruised Britain's canals in the narrow boat he built himself, has died unexpectedly at the age of 77.
    • Developers have constructed artificial canals to give as many people as possible a slice of the waterfront.
    • Keeping enough water in the canal to guarantee ships passage has become a problem.
    • It's a nice thought, but at the end of the day it is still a canal to nowhere, unlike worthy restoration schemes like re-opening of the Kennet and Avon canal which links various other canals into the national waterways grid.
    • Farm children often play near recently sprayed fields and sometimes swim in irrigation canals filled with water contaminated with pesticides.
    • A couple of days later we headed south via boat along the inland canals of the Keralan backwaters.
    • Special handcrafted gold mementos have been awarded to 15 businesses based on the banks of Manchester's city centre canals and waterways to thank them for doing their bit to clean up the city for the Games.
    • Like Venice, Stockholm is built on the water with canals and waterways criss crossing the city.
    • Engineers from British Waterways, which manages canals across the country, are carrying out an extensive study on the possible re-opening of the waterway which shut in 1922.
    • The surrounding countryside is flat and almost treeless, but there is some greenery thanks to the complex of irrigation canals that feed water from the Euphrates River and other waterways.
    • Many canals, inland waterways and towpaths were open for walkers and other visitors while many English Heritage and National Trust sites were open across the region.
    • He also constructed many canals and waterways including the Ulster Canal and the Queens Island on which the Harland and Wolfe shipyard was later built.
    • Throughout history communities along the rivers, canals and waterways of the kingdom have depended on boats for fishing and transporting goods.
    • Currently, more than 85 per cent of water from canals, tanks and wells and tube-wells is used for irrigation.
    • He said after the excessive rain, villagers were forced to make a breach in the canal to allow flood waters to flow.
  • 2

    canal masculine
    the alimentary canal el tubo / canal digestivo
    • the birth canal el canal del parto
    • These waves are channeled through the ear canal to hit the eardrum, causing vibrations.
    • The true origin of the glandular neoplasms of the external ear canal is controversial.
    • Insects cut veins in plants with arborescent resin canals or in plants with laticiferous ducts that do not reticulate.
    • In this test, a probe is gently put into the ear canal.
    • Electronic ear thermometers aren't recommended for infants younger than 3 months because their ear canals are usually too small.
    • Generally, the front, incisor and canine teeth have one canal, premolars have two canals and the back molar teeth have three.
    • Swelling of the ear canal may make your child complain of a full or uncomfortable feeling in the ear.
    • The scan shows a mild focal dilatation of the central canal of the spinal cord over two vertebral levels in the mid-dorsal region.
    • Under direct vision the excessive hair follicles of the external ear canal and pinna were targeted by the laser beam.
    • In cases of absence of the internal carotid artery, the carotid canal may also be absent.
    • The surgeon seats a femoral bone plug into the medullary canal to provide an end-stop for the cement.
    • Between the vestibular and tympanic canals lies the cochlear duct.
    • Scientists say that all animals orientate their inner ear canals in a similar way when they are alert.
    • This canal is the top canal of the inner ear so it is actually right under the brain.
    • After they've done their job moistening the eyes, the tears flow into canals in the eyelids, which drain into the lacrimal sac, a pouch in the lower inner corner of each eye socket.
    • In older people, the most common cause is degeneration in the semi-circular canals of the inner ear.
    • Each cord maintains its connection with the abdominal cavity via the canal, whence the vas joins the urinary tract below the bladder.
    • Normal wax builds up in the outer part of the ear canal, not near the eardrum.
    • Skin folds, areas underneath fingernails, ear canals, and other portions of the body that may trap chemicals should be inspected and cleaned carefully.
    • Unusual muscle fibers may be found in the facial canal along with the facial nerve.