Translation of air in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable open the window to let some air inabre la ventana para que entre un poco de aireI let the air out of his tiresle desinflé los neumáticoslet's go out to get some fresh airsalgamos a tomar el frescosea airaire de marthe air was thick with smokela atmósfera estaba cargada de humotheir shouts filled the airse oían sus gritos por todas partesall the birds of the air [literary]todas las aves del cielo [literary]to take to the airalzar or levantar el vueloto rise into the air to go by airir en aviónto send something by airmandar or enviar algo por avióna change of airun cambio de aire(s)the air was blue (British English) [colloquial]he dropped the hammer on his toe and the air was bluese le cayó el martillo en el pie y empezó a echar sapos y culebras [colloquial]to be in the air(hinted at)
respirarse en el ambiente(uncertain, undecided)
estar en el aire(unprotected)there is something in the air
estar expuesto or al descubiertose respira algo en el ambienterevolution was in the aircorrían vientos de revoluciónspring is in the airse respiran aires primaveralesto leave something in the airdejar algo en el aire or en suspensoto be up in the air (plans)estar en el aire(person)to clear the air (talk/argument)
saltar de contentoaclarar las cosas (lit) (storm)to go up in the air (British English)
despejar el ambientesubirse por las paredes [colloquial]to live on air to take the air [dated](salir a) tomar el frescoto vanish o disappear into thin airesfumarseyou never see her name in the newspapers now, she's just disappeared into thin air
desaparecerya no sale más en los periódicos, es como si se la hubiera tragado la tierrato walk o (in British English also) tread on airestar or sentirse en las nubes(before noun) (bubble/mass/chamber)
de la atmósferaExample sentences
- The surface tension of water is increased, and even the density of air surrounding the Earth ebbs and flows like the tides in the sea.
- Whatever he became in that no-man's land he was a ghost, invisible as air.
- Hence, toxic substances in air can easily reach the lung and produce harmful effects locally and in other organs.
- As I rested day after day in the sun, breathing the fresh air, God slowly turned my life around.
- Why do we have to leave our cities and towns to breathe fresh air?
- After being locked down for so long it will be exhilarating to exit my cell and to breathe the fresh desert air.
- At the time no one realized that this was the aircraft which would win the air war over the Pacific.
- It has since been implemented at all the air logistics centers, albeit in a limited capacity.
- As we were taxiing out to the strip I saw some air activity east of the field.
- 2 uncountable (Radio, Television)to be on air/on the airestar en el or (Chile) (Mexico) al airehe's on (the) air twice a week
estar en antena (Spain)su programa se emite dos veces por semanathe station is on (the) air 24 hours a dayla emisora transmite or emite las 24 horas del díato come o go on air/on the airsalir al aire or (Spain) en antenawe go off (the) air at 12cerramos la emisión a las 12the transmission suddenly went off (the) airla transmisión se interrumpió de repente
- 3 3.1 countable (manner, look, atmosphere) an air of mysteryun aire de misterioan aristocratic aircierto aire or aspecto aristocrático3.2also: airs plural(affectations)aires (masculine plural)to put on/give oneself airsdarse airesairs and graces
mandarse las partes (Southern Cone) [colloquial]Example sentences
- In other words, they - most of the people that are very successful in life - put on airs.
- Alice's sharp wit and blunt pronouncements could be intimidating, but if you didn't put on airs and weren't a fool, she was fiercely loyal and endlessly forgiving.
- But then again, he had never been one to put on airs.
- In theory the network can send its logo over the air - as with a Nokia phone - in practice they won't.
- But they're sending your confidential data over the air through a broadcast system.
- The idea that comes to my mind is to do a TV show, but to do it strictly online rather than over the air.
- The painting lent an air of quality to the other items on the mantel, all inexpensive purchases.
- His malapropisms and good old boy manner give him the air of a simpleton, and yet he's not.
- He is about 41, with iron grey hair, round glasses, and a faint air of irony.
- 4 countable (Music)Example sentences
- In the 17th century popular ballads were sung to the traditional airs; these were published in great numbers during the 18th century.
- The talented Dordan group has won widespread acclaim for their unique sound - a blend of lively traditional jigs and reels, haunting slow airs, traditional songs along with mazurkas, sonatinas and waltzes.
- Expect to hear a varied repertoire of original tunes and airs along with a choice of songs by Irish singer-songwriters and composers arranged by this dynamic duo.
- 5 countable (breeze) [literary]Example sentences
- From the mobile start line north of Rough Holme, Naiad got away well in the light south-westerly airs and reached the windward mark at Claife with a narrow lead.
- Light winds make finding carp that much harder, so let's just take a look at a few ways of hopefully getting on fish when light airs are the order of the day.
- All of the heroes that is, except for the heroes of the airs… of the winds.
- 1 1.1 1.2 he likes to air his knowledgele gusta hacer alarde de sus conocimientosExample sentences
- There are those in this area who hate him, but are afraid to air their grievances publicly.
- It is a new show that will give members of the public the chance to air their opinions on a range of hot topics.
- We could set up a public forum to discuss these issues and allow grievances to be aired.
- It took me all of last night just to do my bedroom, and because I had to air the room after vacuuming, I had to sleep downstairs on the hard floor.
- And these particular rooms were aired only for a barbarian envoy or a member of the merchant class.
- All windows are open to air the rooms and with only shutters to keep out little intruders the level of noise is unbearable.
- 1(clothes/sheets)he hung the clothes out to air
orearsecolgó la ropa para que se ventilara or aireara or orearaExample sentences
- Well, by now, hopefully the flags have been aired and the jerseys washed.
- A new regulation to be adopted soon bans locals from airing their laundry in some downtown streets.
- I asked my mother one day, airing out the sheets.
- 2(American English) (Radio, Television)
- Every day, Dominica's Broadcasting Corporation airs a radio programme exclusively about bananas, drawing an avid audience from all over this tiny Caribbean island.
- Last week the BBC aired a television programme that contained evidence of a problem with drink and drug misuse among doctors in the United Kingdom.
- The television station kept airing exit polls, claiming that the party had scored a landslide victory in both the parliamentary and local elections.
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