Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “sand”

See all translations

sand

noun /sӕnd/
a large amount of tiny particles of crushed rocks, shells etc , found on beaches etc the golden sand. an area of sand, especially on a beach
playa arenosa
We lay on the sand.
sandy adjective ( comparative sandier, superlative sandiest) filled or covered with sand
arenoso, de arena
a sandy beach.
(of hair) yellowish-red in colour/color
rubio oscuro
She has fair skin and sandy hair.
sandbank /ˈsӕnbӕŋk/ noun a bank of sand formed by tides and currents.
banco de arena
sandcastle /ˈsӕnkaːsl/ noun a pile of sand, sometimes made to look like a castle, built especially by children on beaches.
castillo de arena
sandpaper /ˈsӕnpeipə/ noun a type of paper with sand glued to it, used for smoothing and polishing
lija, papel de lija
a sheet of sandpaper.
sandshoes /ˈsӕnʃuːz/ noun plural soft light shoes, often with rubber soles.
playeras
sandstone /ˈsӕnstəun/ noun a soft type of rock made of layers of sand pressed together.
piedra arenisca
sandstorm /ˈsӕnstoːm/ noun a storm of wind, carrying with it clouds of sand
tormenta de arena
We were caught in a sandstorm in the desert.
Translations of “sand”
in Korean 모래…
in Arabic رِمال…
in French sable, plage…
in Italian sabbia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沙,沙子…
in Russian песок…
in Turkish kum…
in Polish piasek…
in Portuguese areia…
in German der Sand…
in Catalan sorra…
in Japanese 砂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沙,沙子…
(Definition of sand from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sand” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More