- 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 [literary/literario] el dictador había encendido el fanatismo the dictator had stirred up fanaticism
encenderse v pron
- 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 [literary/literario] his passions were aroused o [literary/literario] inflamed
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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...