Translation of tin in Spanish:


estaño, n.

Pronunciation: /tɪn//tɪn/


  • 1

    • 1.1(metal)

      estaño masculine
      before noun tin mine mina de estaño feminine
      • In colonial Burma, valuable resources of oil, tin, and rubber were more fully exploited and commercial rice cultivation was developed.
      • In every case except tin, known reserves have actually grown since the report; in some cases they have quadrupled.
      • Plywood ranked fourth after black pepper, tin, and rubber.
      • By the late 16th century Acheh had reduced the power of Johore and controlled much of Sumatra and Malaya, deriving its wealth from pepper and tin.
      • The most important use of tin in the United States is the manufacture of solder, an alloy made of tin and lead.
      • It's pewter - an alloy of tin and lead with traces of copper, iron, and nickel.
      • Bronze is made with tin added to copper and brass has zinc in the alloy.
      • Alloyed with tin, copper makes bronze, and combined with zinc, it makes brass.
      • Commercially pure tin is used for soldering side seams of cans for special food products and aerosol sprays.
      • Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, has been used to make sculptural objects as early as the seventh millennium BC.
      • Tin combined with copper made bronze; and tin combined with lead made pewter.
      • Some of it they gamble on the price of tin, or the dollar going down, or whether there'll be floods in Asia.
      • These early metal users had not yet learned to alloy copper with tin to make bronze.
      • Singapore became an important trading centre, and Malaya exported rubber and tin.
      • Knowledge of the new alloy spread slowly, mainly because of the scarcity of tin, so the Bronze Age tends to have widely different dates in different parts of the world.
      • Different materials are used - brass, tin, galvanised iron and pewter.
      • It had blamed the illegal miners for causing a drop in the international price of tin.
      • A century ago, before stainless steel was widely available, winery equipment was often made of iron, copper, or bronze, an alloy of copper and tin.
      • First came copper, used in an unalloyed form, and then the superior alloy of copper and tin known as bronze.
      • Well, lead and tin together as an alloy figure in the solders that are used to solder on the printed circuit boards.

    • 1.2(tinplate)

      (hoja)lata feminine
      (roof) (before noun) de (hoja)lata
      (roof) (before noun) de cinc
      (roof) (before noun) de de zinc
      (soldier) de plomo
      • Using lighter material such as plywood, acrylic sheet, tin, stainless steel and cloth has also made transportation easier.
      • Instead most graves are marked with a steel stake and a piece of rusting tin bearing a number.
      • The hundreds of homes here are made of pressed cardboard and rusting tin.
      • I like the leg room, and I demand a car made of steel, not tin.

  • 2

    • 2.1British (can)

      lata feminine
      bote masculine Spain
      tarro masculine Chile
      collecting tin alcancía feminine Latin America
      • to do what it says on the tin
      • it/he does what it says on the tin cumple lo que promete
      • A logo on a tin of cat food might seem to have little to do with these wider issues but really they are all connected.
      • I bought a tin of chopped tomatoes the other day, and the picture on the tin showed a bowl simply filled up with chopped tomatoes.
      • I sat in bed to keep warm, and ate the only food I had - a tin of condensed milk.
      • I left for the studios on time, though, which was good, and took a tin of toffee with me that we could eat during the show but I subsequently forgot to take out of my bag so it's come home with me.
      • I can empty a tin of cat food into a bowl, give a dog a bone, but never, ever, have I let any sort of animal eat out of my hand.
      • Customers were invited to put a tin of food in it for the poor.
      • We had loads of unmarked tins, and we never knew whether we were going to open a tin of beans or a tin of pears!
      • I have just had a look in our cupboard, and if someone can sell me some whipping cream and a tin of mandarin oranges I could knock up a reasonably good trifle.
      • It could be toast or a tin of beans, and we drink tea.
      • I usually dug deep, handing over some coins or a tin of beans.
      • I just ate a tin of mandarin segments and now it's raining.
      • Rumours abound that the chef responded by adding a tin of Campbell's tomato soup and pinch of spices to the meat and so Britain's most popular dish was born.
      • And besides, they have been providing entertainment in exchange for a tin of dog food per day.
      • Not only was the room in a filthy state, the food cupboard contained just a tin of mushy peas, baked beans and corned beef.
      • Is it best just to accept that you're a record company asset and opt to play dead as you're reprogrammed, repackaged and resold with all the dignity of a tin of beans?
      • The property was next to an unfenced lake and there was no food except for a tin of pasta that was out of date.
      • I had a tin of tomatoes on toast last night for my dinner.
      • Not only did the first division leaders pick him up on a free, but rather than superstar wages he's happy with a bowl of milk and a tin of cat food.
      • Armed with a tin of paste and a brush, he turned out at 3am every morning in all weathers with a bag of contents bills with the headlines of the day.

      de conservas, bebidas etc

    • 2.2(for storage)

      lata feminine
      bote masculine Spain
      • And, as you'd expect, all things Elvis clutter the shelves, from figurines to drinking glasses to wallets to tins to plates to clocks to jukeboxes to lamps to cookie jars.
      • Their smiling faces appeared everywhere; in newspapers and magazines, in flickering newsreels, on the lids of chocolate boxes and biscuit tins.
      • Look for containers at garage sales and discount places during the year such as jars, baskets, tins and canisters.
      • I forgo interaction with eight biscuit tins surmounted by illuminated photographs.
      • The good housewife always had homemade cake or biscuits in the tins.
      • The tins from the butter cookies you got for Christmas, the wire clothes hangers from the drycleaners, pads of paper from your realtor - no one is going to buy it.
      • Mince Pies can be stored in an airtight tin for up to a week or put them in the freezer for 5-6 weeks.
      • One of my strongest early memories is the old corner store with its wooden floor, wooden bench and tins full of packets of biscuits.
      • Has one of those tins ever actually contained a Danish Butter Cookie?
      • Much of the material was wrapped in old newspaper, or was contained in tobacco tins, biscuit tins, pill boxes and the like.
      • When slightly cool to handle, shape into ladoos and store in an airtight tin when completely cool.
      • ‘You can't have my coin,’ said Tony, as Mrs Hawthorne added the pound note to the biscuit tin.
      • Photo collections in biscuit tins and shoe boxes mediated the void left by this absence of myth and history.
      • Protesters are invited to bring kazoos, whistles, pots, pans and biscuit tins and to meet at 11.30 am at Speakers Corner.
      • If you are interested in making an Aromatic Christmas Decoration you are requested to please bring along a real orange, some cloves, and a biscuit tin.
      • Materials ranged from oil paint, house paint and wire to dental floss, toothpicks and cookie tins.
      • You never see them scurrying to school, as we did, with baskets and biscuit tins containing ingredients.
      • The base of his motor was a tea chest, a biscuit tin housed the projection lamp, scanning discs were cut from cardboard, and he also utilised four-penny cycle lenses.
      • There were bags of flour on the floor, lumps of doughs on chairs, bottles of fruit and nuts in boxes, and towers of biscuit tins and cookie-making things in doorways.
      • If I should feel hungry between meals I eat a piece of fruit rather than raiding the cake tin or the biscuit barrel.

    • 2.3(for baking)

      molde masculine
      • Place in two well-greased 18 cm tins and bake for 30 mins in moderate oven.
      • Open storage above the ovens and below the cooktop let her grab a pie tin or skillet without opening a cabinet door first.
      • Pour into the baking tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until crusty on top and still a bit squidgy inside.
      • Pour the finished batter into the cake tin and bake for approximately 1 hour or until the cake becomes firm and springy to the touch, when lightly pressed in the middle.
      • Grease a loaf tin with plenty of butter and press the mixture in.
      • If old, these should be cut up and baked in a tin with chickens.
      • Also, it is shaped like a loaf and may indeed be baked in a loaf tin or something similar.
      • Yorkshire puddings are made with a batter similar to pancake or clafouti mix, then baked in a tin until they rise.
      • Pour into the prepared tins and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the surface of the cake springs back when lightly pressed.
      • Place into a greased loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes.
      • If the frying seems like a lot of bother, grease a tin, press all the mixture in, and bake in a moderate oven until brown on top.
      • Spoon into two base-lined 23 cm sponge tins and bake at 180C / 350F / Gas 4 for 30 minutes.
      • Place the birds in a roasting tin, open out their legs and trickle over the melted butter through a sieve.
      • Pour the batter mix into the loaf tin and bake for approx 30-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
      • Line the bottom of the baking tin with baking parchment.
      • Spoon into lightly greased muffin tins and bake at 200 degrees C for about 12-15 minutes.
      • Grease the tin and line with baking parchment, then arrange the quince quarters over the base.
      • Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
      • Line the base of the tin with baking paper over the base, then attach the ring piece.
      • Pour into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25-30 minutes until just firm to the touch.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (coat with tin)
  • 2British

    (put in tins)
    (food) enlatar