Translation of desire in Spanish:
- 1 countable (wish)anhelo (masculine) [literary]his greatest or heart's desiresu mayor deseo or [literary] anhelosu deseo fervientea desire
forsomethingdeseos (masculine plural)a desire dealgo to+ infinitivehe expressed a desire to see his familydijo que tenía deseos de ver a su familiaI have no real desire to go into business
dijo que deseaba ver a su familiano me entusiasma la idea de dedicarme a los negociosExample sentences
- Given the strong desires of those who wish to maintain the status quo, however, the plan faces an uphill battle before being adopted.
- When film stars join politics out of strong commitment or a genuine desire to do public good, their credibility is intact.
- The freedom to share yourself, that is, your passions, your fears, your secret desires, your wishes with others is one of the greatest treasures of mankind.
- 2 uncountable (lust)Example sentences
- A strong sexual desire, it was contended, should be recognised as a sign of health and energy, both for the individual and for society.
- When panderers to sexual desire frequent a location, other appetite providers will follow.
- Fortunately, today there are lots of options for keeping a woman's sexual desire strong.
- 1 1.1 (want)(happiness/success/approval)it is to be desired
deseares de desearhis conduct leaves a great deal to be desiredsu conducta deja mucho que desearExample sentences1.2
also: desired past participledeseadoto have the desired effectproducir el efecto deseadocut the wood to the desired lengthcorte la madera a la medida deseada1.3 (request) [formal]rogar [formal]solicitar [formal]to desire somebody to +
- And most of the times we don't know what kind of context we are really providing, no matter how strongly we desire it to be something else.
- Dates are transposed and video carefully edited to create whatever effect is desired.
- The restrictions contradict the wishes of researchers desiring public availability.
infinitiverogar(le) a alguien que+ subjunctive
- 2 (lust after)(person)
- This is starting to form a divide in our relationship - he still desires me sexually and is understandably hurt when I don't reciprocate.
- How could I get by so thoroughly desiring someone I could never have?
- We are very vulnerable to anyone who desires us; it's a very powerful thing to be desired by someone, even if we don't think we're interested in that person.
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