Translation of hot in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /hɑːt; hɒt/

adj (-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 al rayo del sol to get/be all hot and bothered about sth (BrE) sulfurarse/estar* sulfurado por algo to go hot and cold all over I 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 blow2 2 1 1 1.2 (spicy) [curry/sauce] picante , picoso (Méx)
  • 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 [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (dangerous) [colloquial/familiar] peligroso to make things hot for sb hacerle* la vida muy difícil a algn the situation was too hot to handle la situación entrañaba demasiados riesgos or era demasiado comprometedora 2.3 (eager) [colloquial/familiar]hot for sth a public hot for the latest novelty un público ávido de novedades he was hot on o for her estaba loco por ella [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 3.1 (fresh) [news/scent] reciente , fresco news hot off the press una noticia de último momento 3.2 (current) [story/issue] de plena actualidad 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
  • 4 [colloquial/familiar] 4.1 (expert) [card-player/lawyer] hábil to be hot at/on sth she'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 4.2 (keen)to be hot on sth she'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
  • 6 (in gambling) the hot favorite el gran favorito a hot tip un soplo

Phrasal verbs

hot up

(esp BrE) [colloquial/familiar]
v + adv (become more vigorous) [competition/battle] ponerse* reñido; [pace] acelerarse ; [party] animarse 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (make more vigorous) intensificar* the police are hotting up their search la policía está intensificando la búsqueda

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