Translation of calentar in English:


verbo transitivo/transitive verb

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

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

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

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (calentarse)

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

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