Translation of admire in Spanish:

admire

Pronunciation: /ədˈmaɪr; ədˈmaɪə(r)/

vt

  • 1.1 (respect) [courage/skill/work] admirar
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    • It is good for men to respect and admire them, without expecting favours or punishments from them.
    • He quite clearly loves Europe, respecting its diversity but admiring its ambitious attempt to unify.
    • He was a good father, grandfather and friend and he was highly respected and admired by many.
    1.2 (take pleasure in) [scenery] admirar I was just admiring your tablecloth me estaba fijando en lo bonito que es el mantel my dress was much admired mi vestido tuvo mucho éxito
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    • The airborne action is less fluid than the rest, but at least you get to admire the impressive scenery.
    • It was hot when I woke but not so much that I couldn't enjoy a brief stroll around the garden, admiring the flowers in the sunshine.
    • They are now looking forward to watching the garden blossom and admiring the fruits of their hard work.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.