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hot
American English: /hɑt/
British English: /hɒt/

Translation of hot in Spanish:

adjective -tt-

  • 1 1.1
    (food/water)
    caliente
    (weather/day)
    caluroso
    (climate)
    cálido
    a hot country
    un país caluroso
    don't touch it, it's hot
    no lo toques, está caliente
    it's hot today/in here
    hoy/aquí hace calor
    I'm/he's hot
    tengo/tiene calor
    to get hot (oven/iron/radiator)
    calentarse
    I/she got very hot
    me/le dio mucho calor
    am I getting hot? (in children's games)
    ¿caliente o frío?
    the metal was red hot
    el metal estaba al rojo vivo
    under the hot sun to get/be all hot and bothered about something (British English)
    sulfurarse/estar sulfurado por algo
    to go hot and cold all overI went hot and cold all over
    se me puso la carne de gallina
    me dieron escalofríos
    to have a hot temper
    tener mal genio
    tener un carácter explosivo
    blow1 2 1 1
    Example sentences
    • The sea water temperature is a warm 37 degrees - hot enough for a bath!
    • The summer months are hot with daytime temperatures in the low to mid 90's, but the winters are mild.
    • The time to start this project is when the weather is sunny and hot - 80 degrees or more.
    Example sentences
    • An hour later the three were chatting over hot chocolate in the small cafe that served hot drinks and food to skaters.
    • It was perhaps the quickest I had ever prepared a hot drink, and it was in under a minute.
    • A simple meal of soup, bread and cheese, followed by a hot drink, is served and a basket is available for voluntary donations as you leave.
    1.2 (spicy)
    (curry/sauce)
    picante
    picoso (Mexico)
    Example sentences
    • I think it has a lot more kick and tastes even better with hot cherry peppers instead.
    • The flavour of garlic is well known for its hot, dry pungent taste, savoured in the cuisine of many cultures.
    • When we do see him eat out it is often at a Mexican take-out, where quantities of hot sauce disguise the taste.
  • 2 2.1 (intense)
    (contest)
    muy reñido
    there is hot speculation about the outcome
    se está especulando mucho acerca del resultado
    things started getting hot on lap 25
    la cosa se empezó a animar en la vuelta número 25 [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • All I felt was frustration and anger and hot emotions roiling through me.
    • His eyes were wide, and Egewe sensed the hot miasma of emotions that the boy was emitting.
    2.2 (dangerous) [colloquial] to make things hot for somebody
    hacerle la vida muy difícil a alguien
    the situation was too hot to handle
    la situación entrañaba demasiados riesgos or era demasiado comprometedora
    Example sentences
    • So, anyway, I can exclusively report my hot surf fashion tips.
    • The only way I know what TV shows are currently hot is by reading about them in magazines and such.
    • In 12 months' time, the event will be staged again, and four more hopefuls will vie for the title of hot new fashion star.
    Example sentences
    • Unfortunately, unlike cutting taxes, cutting spending is a task that even the most fearless of politicians usually finds too hot to handle.
    • McCusker, Gray, and McEvoy were proving too hot to handle, Derry found fouling the only way to stop them.
    • Australia found the target of six runs an over too hot to handle, slipping from 102 for one to 136 for seven in less than nine overs.
    2.3 (eager) [colloquial]hot for somethinga public hot for the latest novelty
    un público ávido de novedades
    he was hot on o for her
    estaba loco por ella [colloquial]
  • 3 3.1 (fresh)
    (news/scent)
    reciente
    fresco
    news hot off the press
    una noticia de último momento
    Example sentences
    • The stories were hot topics for major news outlets and bloggers, due to the companies involved and the massive number of compromised records.
    • Brunswick omits any reference to the date of the event so that it's unclear his story is not exactly hot news.
    • Outsourcing may be a hot topic in the news, but the practice is as old as computers themselves.
    Example sentences
    • In a moment they raised a loud clamor, announcing that the scent was hot.
    • Once picking up hot scent, he bores in and busts birds out of the cover to provide the gun a shot.
    3.2 (current)
    (story/issue)
    de plena actualidad
    Example sentences
    • These used to be the sites of hot political and literary debate.
    • Both were criminally charged amid hot debate over whether the female officer should be punished in such a situation.
    • But of late the hot debate is why many women are choosing not to marry and others are opting for the union later in life.
    3.3 (popular, in demand)
    (product)
    de gran aceptación
    (play/movie)
    taquillero
    one of Hollywood's hottest stars
    una de las estrellas más cotizadas de Hollywood
    Example sentences
    • It is pretty uneventful except for introducing the new characters - Rachel and her dad, Alex, who is hot for Susan.
    • Lehman also points out a bit of censorship when one line proved too hot for the dialogue track, though it's there for lip-readers.
    • The truth is, even if they were dog-ugly I'd still be kind of hot for them.
  • 4 [colloquial] 4.1 (expert)
    (card-player/lawyer)
    hábil
    to be hot at/on somethingshe's pretty hot at physics
    es un hacha or es muy buena en física
    he's pretty hot on current affairs
    está muy al tanto en temas de actualidad
    I'm not too hot on the subject
    no sé mucho del tema
    Example sentences
    • But then our Johann isn't so hot on the maths, even at the best of times.
    • The purveyor of fine art, who also makes an honest buck with cartoons and wacky drawings, is hot on humour.
    • They're great at scaring us with how much we pay into Europe, not so hot on telling us what we get out of it.
    4.2 (keen)to be hot on somethingshe's hot on punctuality
    le da mucha importancia a la puntualidad
    4.3 (satisfactory) (pred, with neg) how are things? — not so hot
    ¿qué tal? — regular or más o menos
    she's not feeling too hot
    no se encuentra muy bien
    Example sentences
    • And while iMode may be fine for targeting kids and consumers, it's not so hot for business.
    • I'm not too hot with electronics, so I managed to enlist my brother to sort the circuits out for me.
    • Its demeanour is that of the same old story as they have once again failed to exceed their own limitations, making it a must for fans but not so hot for the rest of us.
    4.4 [colloquial] (sexually attractive)
    buenón [colloquial]
    a hot chick
    una chica buenona
    un cuero (Chile) (Mexico) [colloquial]
    una mina rica (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    he's really hot
    es muy buenón
    está buenísimo
    está cuerísimo (Mexico)
    es minísimo (Chile)
  • 5 (stolen) [slang]
    robado
    afanado [slang]
    mangado [slang]
    Example sentences
    • It is so hot and radioactive that the miners use remote control equipment.
    Example sentences
    • The situation goes from bad to worse after they find a way to dispose of the hot merchandise.
    • In those first vital hours, the police decided to publicise the raid as much as possible in a bid to make the stolen pictures too hot to handle.
    • Police decided to publicise the robbery as much as possible in an effort to make the paintings too hot to handle.
  • 6 (in gambling) the hot favorite
    el gran favorito
    a hot tip
    un soplo

Phrasal verbs

hot up

also: -tt-
(esp (British English) ) [colloquial]
1verb + adverb (become more vigorous)
(competition/battle)
ponerse reñido
(pace)
acelerarse
(party)
animarse
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (make more vigorous) the police are hotting up their search
la policía está intensificando la búsqueda

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