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Translation of arder in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 (estar muy caliente)
    to be boiling (hot)
    arder en fiestas, Zaragoza arde en fiestas
    the festivities in Zaragoza are in full swing
    estar alguien/algo que arde, tu padre está que arde
    your father's fuming o seething
    la sopa está que arde
    the soup's boiling (hot)
    la cosa está que arde
    things have reached boiling point
    la fiesta estaba que ardía (Chile)
    the party was in full swing
    va que arde (España) [familiar], te pagaré 1.000 euros y vas que ardes
    I'll pay you 1,000 euros and that's all you're getting o and you can count yourself lucky you're getting that much
Example sentences
  • No dejemos ni una herida libre sin arder.
  • Rumor de arterias donde el amor ardió antiguamente de un solo golpe.
  • Esto crea un pequeña antorcha que puede arder por 10 minutos.

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