Translation of calentar in English:



  • 2 [familiar/colloquial] (zurrar) to give … a good hiding [colloquial/familiar]
  • 3 [vulgar] (excitar sexualmente) to turn … on [colloquial/familiar], to get … going [colloquial/familiar]
  • 4 (AmL) [familiar/colloquial], (enfadar) to make … mad [colloquial/familiar] lo que me calienta es … what really makes me mad o gets up my nose is … [colloquial/familiar]
  • 5 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] (atraer, interesar) el fútbol no lo calienta he's not into football [colloquial/familiar]


  • ¡cómo calienta hoy el sol! the sun's really hot today! la estufa casi no calienta the heater is hardly giving off any heat

calentarse v pron

  • 2 [vulgar] (excitarse sexualmente) to get turned on [colloquial/familiar], to get hot (AmE) [colloquial/familiar]
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    Definition of get hot in:
  • 3 [debate] to become heated los ánimos se calentaron things became heated, tempers flared o started to run high el juego se calentó the game got violent o rough

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