- 1 1.1 (alentar) to encourage (levantar el espíritu) to cheer … up tu visita lo animó mucho your visit cheered him up a lot o really lifted his spirits animar a algn
a+ infto encourage sb to + infme animó a presentarme al concurso he encouraged me to enter the competition animar a algn a que+ subjto encourage sb to + inftraté de animarlo a que continuara I tried to encourage him to carry on 1.2 (dar vida a, alegrar) [fiesta/reunión] to liven up los niños animan mucho la casa the children really liven the house up (con luces, colores) to brighten up el vino empezaba a animarlos the wine was beginning to liven them up o to make them more lively las luces y los adornos animan las calles en Navidad lights and decorations brighten up the streets at Christmas
- 3 (impulsar) to inspire los principios que animaron su ideología the principles which inspired their ideology no nos anima ningún afán de lucro we are not driven o motivated by any desire for profit
animarse v pron
- 1.1 (alegrarse, cobrar vida) [fiesta/reunión] to liven up, warm up, get going [persona] to liven up, come to life 1.2 (cobrar ánimos) to cheer up se animó mucho al vernos she cheered up o brightened up o [colloquial/familiar] perked up a lot when she saw usanimarse
a+ infsi me animo a salir te llamo if I decide to go out o if I feel like going out, I'll call you ¿no se anima nadie a ir? doesn't anyone feel like going?, doesn't anyone want to go? 1.3 (atreverse)animarse a+ inf¿quién se anima a planteárselo al jefe? who's going to be brave enough o who's going to be the one to tackle the boss about it? [colloquial/familiar] yo no me animo a tirarme del trampolín I can't bring myself to o I don't dare dive off the springboard a ver si te animas a hacerlo why don't you have a go? al final me animé a confesárselo I finally plucked up the courage to tell her
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Havana, Cuba has three daily newspapers. The best known is Granma(www.granma.cubaweb.cu), official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party. Trabajadores is published by the Cuban trade union movement, and the more lively Juventud Rebelde is aimed at a younger readership.