Translation of caliente in English:
- 1 [agua/comida] hot; [motor/plancha/horno] hot un baño caliente a hot bath un café calentito a nice hot cup of coffee tápalo para que se mantenga caliente put the lid on to keep it hot aquí dentro estaremos más calentitas we'll be warmer in here hacía días que no comía caliente she hadn't had a hot meal in days caliente, caliente, que te quemas [Juegos/Games] you're hot, getting hotter, you're boiling! tomó la decisión en caliente she made the decision in the heat of the moment agarrarle a algn en caliente (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] to catch sb red-handed pagar en caliente y de repente (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] to pay cash on the nail [familiar/colloquial] ande yo caliente y ríase la gente I dress for comfort, not for other people
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (excitado sexualmente) hot [familiar/colloquial], horny [argot/slang], randy [familiar/colloquial]
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