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intrigue

Translation of intrigue in Spanish:

noun/nombre

/ˈɪntriːg/
  • 1 u and c (machinations) intriga (feminine), cabildeo (masculine) a master of intrigue un maestro de la intriga
    Example sentences
    • It's a tale of intrigue, dark secrets, and double crosses.
    • A tale of murder, bribery, betrayal and intrigue follows as the plot gathers pace and Solomon races to towards the finish line.
    • I hated this room, the atmosphere of backstabbing intrigue and devious plots and politics that hung overhead like a forthcoming tempest.
  • 2 countable/numerable (flirtation, love affair) aventura (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • If you're one of the beautiful elite, summer is a fizzy whirl of suitors and intrigues and liaisons.
    • But while this is a satisfying central plot, the story is just as much about the accident-prone romances and intrigues of the rest of this likeable family.
    • With a rich history, including periods as a Greek and Roman colony, as well as the internal intrigues of ruling kings and their concubines, Istanbul nowadays is a colorful, eclectic melting pot of cultures.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/ɪnˈtriːg/
  • intrigar* we were intrigued to know how he had done it nos tenía intrigados cómo lo había hecho, teníamos gran curiosidad por saber cómo lo había hecho

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/ɪnˈtriːg/

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