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Translation of encender in English:

verbo transitivo

also: encenderse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Cuando se encienda por primera vez, ellos se queman.
  • El gobierno volvió a encender las turbinas de la agenda energética.
  • Neumáticos y combustible fueron rociados para luego encender una fogata.

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    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.