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Pronunciation: /er; eə(r)/

Translation of air in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable aire (masculine) open the window to let some air in abre la ventana para que entre un poco de aire I let the air out of his tires le desinflé los neumáticos let's go out to get some fresh air salgamos a tomar el fresco sea air aire de mar the air was thick with smoke la atmósfera estaba cargada de humo their shouts filled the air se oían sus gritos por todas partes all the birds of the air [literary/literario] todas las aves del cielo [literary/literario] to take to the air alzar* or levantar el vuelo to rise into the air subir to go by air ir* en avión to send sth by air mandar or enviar* algo por avión a change of air un cambio de aire(s) the air was blue (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] he dropped the hammer on his toe and the air was blue se le cayó el martillo en el pie y empezó a echar sapos y culebras [colloquial/familiar] to be in the air (hinted at) respirarse en el ambiente (uncertain, undecided) estar* en el aire (unprotected) estar* expuesto or al descubierto there is something in the air se respira algo en el ambiente revolution was in the air corrían vientos de revolución spring is in the air se respiran aires primaverales to leave sth in the air dejar algo en el aire or en suspenso to be up in the air [plans] estar* en el aire [person] saltar de contento to clear the air [talk/argument] aclarar las cosas (lit) [storm] despejar el ambiente to go up in the air (British English/inglés británico) subirse por las paredes [colloquial/familiar] to live on air vivir del aire to take the air [dated/anticuado] (salir* a) tomar el fresco to vanish o disappear into thin air esfumarse, desaparecer* you never see her name in the newspapers now, she's just disappeared into thin air ya no sale más en los periódicos, es como si se la hubiera tragado la tierra to walk o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) tread on air estar* or sentirse* en las nubes (before noun/delante del nombre) [bubble/mass/chamber] de aire; [temperature] del aire; [route/attack] aéreo; [pollution] de la atmósfera
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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/no numerable [Radio] [Television/Televisión] to be on air/on the air estar* en el or (Chile) (Mexico/México) al aire, estar* en antena (Spain/España) he's on (the) air twice a week su programa se emite dos veces por semana the station is on (the) air 24 hours a day la emisora transmite or emite las 24 horas del día to come o go on air/on the air salir* al aire or (Spain/España) en antena we go off (the) air at 12 cerramos la emisión a las 12 the transmission suddenly went off (the) air la transmisión se interrumpió de repente
  • 3 3.1 countable/numerable (manner, look, atmosphere) aire (masculine) an air of mystery un aire de misterio an aristocratic air cierto aire or aspecto aristocrático 3.2
    (airs plural)
    (affectations) aires (masculine plural) to put on/give oneself airs darse* aires, mandarse las partes (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] airs and graces afectación (feminine)
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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/numerable [Music/Música] aire (masculine)
    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/numerable (breeze) [literary/literario] brisa (feminine)
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 (broadcast) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [program] transmitir, emitir

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [clothes/sheets] ventilarse, airearse, orearse he hung the clothes out to air colgó la ropa para que se ventilara or aireara or oreara
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Radio] [Television/Televisión] transmitirse, emitirse

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