Translation of channel in Spanish:


canal, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtʃænl/ /ˈtʃan(ə)l/


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    • 1.1(strait)

      canal masculine
      the (English) Channel el Canal de la Mancha
      • Channel ferry ferry que cruza el Canal de la Mancha
      • The bay includes saltmarsh, shallow and open water, tidal channels, mudflats and numerous islands, and a freshwater pond.
      • The ocean swell presses a thick plankton soup into the fjords and channels in the area, forming a base for an impressive array of underwater life forms.
      • You'll kayak through a maze of fjords and tidal channels and through the ice-encrusted Cordillera Darwin and the most active tidewater glaciers in the world.
      • Diffuse seepage can occur on a wide front, especially near to the channel where the water-table joins the stream.
      • It is an ideal place to sample some of the most adventurous diving you could ever hope to find - around the rugged shores and channels of Queen Charlotte Strait.
      • The Navy concluded that the presence of the whales in an ocean channel with calm water, which amplifies sound, caused the sonar to damage their ears.
      • The Coast Mountains rise steeply from the fjords and channels on the coast, and glaciers are found at higher elevations.
      • This is a difficult claim to accept because of deep ocean channels in the Indonesian Archipelago.
      • Around me the water was moving slowly through the channel towards the fjord.
      • In front of the shallow side of the eastern channel is an area of brilliant white sand which splits the reef in two.
      • The operation involves removing the pontoon by crane, dragging the silt along it's length into the channel where the dredger will suck it up and deposit it in the licensed sites out at sea.
      • On islands farther out in the archipelago, across water channels that may run several miles wide, deer make up about 50 percent of the diet.
      • We duly set off, heading across the Eday Sound, a channel of water between Sanday and Eday about three miles across.
      • Masses are deposited in tidal channels or shallow pools that retain water at low tide, and are secured in place by a long sand-mucus tether buried firmly in the substrate.
      • They were scattered over a mile area and unreachable because of water channels in the flats.
      • Aldabra is famous among divers for the currents that flow through its channels as the changing tidal height affects the water in its lagoon.
      • What makes the islands particularly irresistible are two large channels called O'Keefe's Passage and the Valley of the Rays.
      • The race mixed the traditional rowing rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge and saw seven boats take to the channel to race the 21-mile stretch from Great Britain to France.
      • Conditions in which coastal fish concentrate in deep holes such as harbors, port, channels and canals typically don't last for more than a couple of days.
      • Usually these trips include passage to neighbouring Anti-Paxos, across the mile-wide channel that separates the two islands.

    • 1.2(course of river)

      cauce masculine

    • 1.3(navigable course)

      canal masculine
      • By our English law there is a public right of passage through our navigable channels, whether in a port or the approaches to it.
      • The Port Authority has stated that it was looking at undertaking some dredging to widen the shipping channel so that vessels including the Irish ferry would be able to pass the jetty at a further distance.
      • Trapped, they chose to paddle three miles down the coast to Waimea, where they hoped the deep-water bay would provide a navigable channel.
      • A chain blocked the navigable channel, secured on one side by the city walls and on the other by a tower on an island close to the shore.
      • However, local knowledge would suggest that many vessels follow the channel to the East of the Dangers.
      • If a vessel veers off the channel to port the light becomes red and veering to starboard shows a green light.
      • Every day the ship carefully navigated through the channels of blue icebergs, some as large as aircraft carriers, some smaller chunks of the most magnificently formed shapes.
      • Chairman, Tom Fitzgerald, said due to the present depth of the channel, large vessels were restricted in entering the area.
      • Just recently new lights were installed in the channel making it navigational at night for the first time ever.
      • It was conducted in response to the Geraldton Port Authority's plan to deepen the harbour and shipping channel to allow vessels to take full loads when they leave the port.
      • There is always a good head of water maintained in the navigational channel with a maximum depth approaching 12 ft at low tide.
      • The original purpose of the canal was to drain the Lough Mask basin and provide a navigation channel for commercial traffic.
      • He also called for the provision of navigational lights along the channel, the removal of some boulders and the provision of marina facilities on both side of the bridge.
      • Some of these systems can also show the contour of the bottom on both sides of the boat, a great benefit when navigating unmarked channels.
      • But there are concerns that the proposal could cause channels to silt up and become less navigable for leisure craft.
      • The beautiful vessel was steered through the channel by Harbour Master, Donal Walsh, who brought her carefully to the quay wall without a hitch.
      • The present channel is 3m deep and larger vessels can only enter the harbour in suitable tides.
      • They missed the channel and went aground, burying the vessel a good four metres into the reef.
      • The most costly element of the dredging will be the removal of a massive rock which is located in a shallow area of the channel on the south side of the harbour.
      • Large ships coming g into Glasgow from the sea use a channel of deeper water in the middle of the Clyde to navigate the river.

  • 2

    (for irrigation)
    canal masculine
    acequia feminine
    • As is illustrated by Lake Nokomis, some drainages have been altered by the construction of dams and artificial channels.
    • Meandering is a very common feature of natural river channels, but the morphology and stability of meanders varies.
    • The city is crossed from east to west by the Rio Mapocho, which passes through an artificial stone channel 40m wide spanned by several bridges.
    • To power their sawmill's waterwheel, they carved out a channel which in effect created the island we know today.
    • It is possible that it represents an entirely artificial channel, constructed when the marshes were drained as a replacement for this natural watercourse.
    • In the last four months, archaeologists have revealed the pool's 50m length and a channel that brought water from the Silwan Spring to the pool.
    • Swamp forests of bald cypress and tupelo grow in low-lying areas such as floodplains or abandoned river channels.
    • The laminated character and the association with sandstone suggest deposition from suspension in abandoned channels or ox-bow lakes.
    • Mud was stripped off the peat over wide areas, and narrow channels were locally cut through the mud and into the peat.
    • A few weeks ago this ice measured three metres thick and was blocking 80% of the channel in this area right down to the bottom of the river.
    • The bay areas have roads and channels that can be seen leading to the modified shore lines.
    • It was built on a sloping terrain between two seasonal storm-water channels with dams and channels to direct the water into huge reservoirs.
    • In addition, some power plants discharge warm water into inland channels, creating more temperate oases for manatees.
    • In time, as the Ecca Sea filled with sediment and the deltas prograded basinward, large tracts of river channels and floodplains emerged.
    • When there were less built-up areas and the storm water channels were free of blockages and more tanks to collect rainwater, the monsoon barely made any difference.
    • Electrical barriers, which produce an electrical field, have limited but proven use in ditches and other narrow water channels.
    • I can believe the widespread flowing water part, but did this flowing water excavate channels and valleys or create unconformities over a long period of time?
    • They are excavating on both sides of the M62, cutting a diversion channel so the canal go under the motorway bridge without disrupting traffic above.
    • It will mirror the other segments and include two more water vessels and cascades, one more water channel, one more lawn and one more plant bed.
    • Many follow the island's 1,365 miles of irrigation channels, called levadas, stretches of which run along steep slopes with precipitous drops to one side.
  • 3

    (system, method)
    vía feminine
    through diplomatic channels por la vía diplomática
    • you must go through the official channels tiene que hacer el trámite por los conductos / las vías oficiales
    • you should direct your enthusiasm into more useful channels deberías canalizar tu entusiasmo de una manera más útil
    • distribution channels canales de distribución
    • Now banks can offer wider and quicker channels of distribution and communication.
    • With proper distribution channels in place, the guide is now famous throughout the UK and Europe.
    • You need to follow proper channels of communication.
    • It allowed different channels of customer communication - phone, internet, interactive TV and mobile - to be integrated.
    • But he said he resented companies ignoring the proper channels and procedures for planning permission.
    • In his defence to the Senate, the Minister acknowledged problems in the communication channels within his own department.
    • He said the industry must integrate with the Irish Dairy Board using its distribution and marketing channels to avoid reliance on intervention.
    • They recommend a number of initiatives to strengthen the links and communication channels between the local authority and the local residents.
    • There should be other channels of distribution.
    • The Minister was very supportive and has opened an ongoing channel of communication with us.
    • At times, official channels could be abused, or at least stretched, in order to accommodate those in the position to take advantage of them.
    • A competitor might erode the outlet's competitive advantage by offering natural beef through traditional channels.
    • From the beginning, when we read of Andrew telling his brother about Jesus, this has been the simple and natural channel of evangelism.
    • We take environmental crimes like this very seriously and will pursue all investigative channels open to us in our efforts to resolve this.
    • We have to address that long-term decline and get our message across - not by lecturing but by communicating and using all the channels open to us.
    • The channels open to us were limited in number and scope, but we did our best to make the most of them.
    • The report is a much more dire and ominous assessment of the situation than has previously been forwarded through official channels, this source said.
    • The countries will set a date for the second round of the working-group session through diplomatic channels, the source said.
    • The channels for financing these services are convoluted.
    • The counselling service is a confidential channel through which people begin to address problems.
  • 4

    Computing Television
    canal masculine
    • The signal channel must be void of electron traps induced by flaws in the design, processing, or even the silicon itself.
    • It operates as a typical effects plug-in: insert it on an audio channel and send it some signal.
    • The unit's Digital Signal Processing offers two channels for optimal performance and clarity.
    • Normally two input and two output electrical channels are present on most sound cards, and one waveform is used for each channel.
    • It produces more polygons and pixels per second, has twice the number of audio channels and a massive screen resolution.
    • There was the sense that the programme had simply stepped out of line with the channel's public service broadcasting remit.
    • I linger on stuff that I wouldn't normally choose - greyhound racing, charismatic religious stations, shopping channels, and so on.
    • The shopping channels actively encourage viewers to feel close to the hosts.
    • Coming from Canada, where the sport is something of a religion, it's frustrating to say that the sport channels in this area of the world give precedence to almost everything else.
    • In due course it was joined by other music-themed channels, and soon a growing number of fans had unlimited access to televised pop at the touch of a remote.
    • Before joining the channel in February 1998, he had spent 18 years with the BBC, where he edited Match of the Day, Grandstand and Sportsnight.
    • To get millions of people to sit down in front of a TV channel for any length of time and soak up all those advertising messages, broadcasters first have to spend big money.
    • In 1996, in alliance with computer giant Microsoft, it launched the cable news channel MSNBC.
    • The proliferation of cable television channels has changed the dynamics of political advertising.
    • Terrestrial channels have lost a total of an hour and a quarter a week in just two years.
    • But she admitted she became increasingly frustrated with him because he only wanted her to do minor things like change the TV channel or open the curtains.
    • This is a device that is also descrambling pay-per-view or premium channels.
    • He runs College Sports TV, an all college sports channel launched last year.
    • And MTV pledges to make stars out of some aspiring African musicians, as it launches its first pan-African channel.
    • Remember, this was at the height of the comedy boom, when every TV channel had a stand up show, all of it bland and sanitized for your protection.
    • Out of the eight main channels, five were showing sport.
    • For 12 years of her Met Office career, she has provided forecasts on a host of BBC television and radio channels.
    • In almost every country, the largest television channels, radio stations, and newspapers are owned either by a few families or by the government.
    • All the television and radio channels and newspapers are devoting lots of time to it.
    • Television and radio networks became all-news channels.

transitive verb channeling, channeled, channelling, channelled

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    he should channel his efforts into something constructive debería canalizar / encauzar / dirigir sus esfuerzos hacia algo constructivo
    • Some clinicians believe the money should be channelled towards improving the state of the nation's hospitals.
    • He's got some serious proposals about channeling money towards anti-malaria medication, transportation infrastructure, clean water wells and the like.
    • Mr Rouse is chief executive of the Housing Corporation, which channels public money into social housing schemes.
    • He said that for development to occur in Zambia, human resource has to be developed but currently little funds are channeled towards this sector.
    • In Colombia, 82 percent of our tax money is channeled toward national debt payments.
    • A reduction in military spending was also proposed so funds could be channeled toward countrywide primary education for all children.
    • After all, when politicians declare their concern for mentally ill people and promise more support, what they mean is that more public funds will be channelled into programs delivered by funded services and agencies.
    • He would, in fact, like to see the Common Agricultural Policy reformed so a bigger proportion of subsidy is channelled towards smaller farms and ones which use organic or environmentally friendly methods of production.
    • Clearly, too, it cannot be channelled towards the benefit of a specific group or sector of society at the expense of the broader swath of the population.
    • The government will maintain its latest fuel subsidy scheme which will channel direct cash aid to poor families once it raises fuel prices in October, this year.
    • Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, MP for Hull East, last week prompted renewed debate on channelling more public money to regions such as Yorkshire and the Humber.
    • In the 11 years it has been operating, funds from Europe have been channelled into projects with public and private partners and have created 70,000 jobs in the west of Scotland.
    • Thus banks now have excess funds as they are reluctant to channel money into the high-risk real sector, that owes a massive amount of bad debts to the banks.
    • This of course means that all these real dollars, instead of being channelled towards real wealth generation, will be squandered.
    • But if they had directed and channeled their energy like they have done tonight then the Walsall game wouldn't have been a competition.
    • The savings made could be channeled towards Zambia's development, he said.
    • Some schemes work like a frequent flier program, where financial advisers receive bigger and better rewards, the more money they channel into specific investment funds.
    • At the same time, the International Olympic Committee has spent money from its Solidarity Fund, channeling some TV revenues to athletes in countries where they need help.
    • The administration is actually channeling federal funds away from public schools and into private educational institutions.
    • So impressed was the millionaire with the publication that he channelled his money into founding the Rockefeller Institute of Medicine in New York.