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American English: /spɑrk/
British English: /spɑːk/

Translation of spark in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable (from fire, flint) it was the spark which rekindled my love for her
    fue la chispa que volvió a encender mi amor por ella
    to make sparks fly
    armar una bronca [colloquial]
    sparks will fly when he finds out
    la que se va a armar cuando se entere [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Two stones rubbed themselves together and a spark lit and a fire was kindled on the wood piece.
    • She shaded her eyes and crouched beside him, the fire crackling and sending sparks into the morning air.
    • The Duke threw his piece of meat into the fire, causing sparks, and got up.
    1.2 countable (Electricity) 1.3 (Cars)the spark
    el encendido
    la chispa
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (liveliness) she's lost some of her spark
    ya no tiene la chispa or la gracia de antes
    2.2 countable (trace) if you had a spark of decency/intelligence about you
    si tuvieras una pizca de decencia/inteligencia
    Example sentences
    • She squeezed lightly and I turned to face her, saw the compassion and grief and the tiny spark of hope burning in those icy blue eyes.
    • That thought kindled a tiny spark of hope in Sorsha.
    • No one in this film shows a spark of charismatic quality, much less any halfhearted attempts at believable characterization.
    Example sentences
    • The job just didn't provide me with the spark, excitement, and the security I needed.
    • Nothing has a spark or spirit of contemporary Aphex Twin.
    • What was the initial spark that got you interested in acting?

transitive verb (in British English also) spark off

intransitive verb

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