verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [cigarrillo/hoguera/vela] to light; [cerilla] to strike, light nos esperaba con la chimenea encendida she had the fire lit when we arrived 1.2 [luz/radio/calefacción] to switch on, turn on, put on; [motor] to start no dejes el televisor encendido don't leave the television on 1.3 [deseos/pasiones] to awaken, arouse, inflame [literario/literary] el dictador había encendido el fanatismo the dictator had stirred up fanaticism
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (encenderse)
- 1 [aparato] to come on; [llama/piloto] to light esperar a que se encienda la luz roja wait until the red light comes on se encendió la llama de su pasión [literario/literary] his passions were aroused o/or [literario/literary] inflamed
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...
Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.