There are 2 translations of burn in Spanish:

burn1

Pronunciation: /bɜːrn; bɜːn/

vi (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado burned or , burnt)

  • 1 1.1 [fire/flame] arder; [wood/coal] arder, quemarse; [building/town] arder something's burning! se está quemando algo I can smell burning huele or hay olor a quemado a burning smell un olor a quemado the smell of burning rubber el olor a goma quemada or (Mexico/México) hule quemado
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    • And warning signs include soot stains on or above appliances, coal or wood fires burning slowly or going out and everyone at home feeling ill at the same time.
    • There was a bonfire burning in the fire pit and camp chairs set up.
    • When we came back, we could just see a great cloud of smoke and in the evening the red glow of fire still burning.
    1.2 [gas/light] estar* encendido or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) prendido I left the light burning dejé la luz encendida or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) prendida
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    • Without the flash, the solitary candle burning inside was the source of light, and the photo really shows up the carving and the fact that it is a Halloween pumpkin.
    • The arsonist is believed to have used two large candles from the altar - which he lit from smaller candles burning in a sand-filled bowl - to carry out the attack.
    • It is as if there is a small candle burning in the room: bring a bigger light into the room and the small candle simply loses all significance.
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    • Using energy, mainly by burning fossil fuels, produces waste carbon dioxide.
    • Currently we get most of our energy from burning fossil fuels.
    • Most backup diesel generators burn distillate fuel oil, the same fuel used for heating and for aircraft.
    1.3 [food] quemarse 1.4 (in sun) [skin] quemarse
  • 2 2.1 (be hot) arder my cheeks/ears were burning me ardían las mejillas/las orejas the midday sun burned down on them el sol de mediodía caía a plomo sobre ellos 2.2 (smart, sting) [eyes/wound] escocer*, arder (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) a burning sensation un escozor, un ardor (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)
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    • As summer came on, his skin was burning or peeling, white or red; he never browned.
    • An added problem is the ‘Celtic’ skin type which is common in Scotland: fairer skins burn more easily, and burns mean more skin cancer risk.
    • He also commented on the lack of moisturiser as his skin burned, peeled and then peeled again in the blazing sun.
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    • All were in bad temper and soaking wet, eyes burning and sore from the oceans' salt as they sat along the disheveled bank.
    • My hips were sore and my thighs burned from the repeated kicking.
    • You can relieve dry mouth, which may cause your mouth to burn or feel sore, by drinking plenty of water.
    2.3 [acid/ice] quemar
  • 3 3.1 (be consumed) arder to burn with sth arder de algo she was burning with impatience/curiosity ardía de impaciencia/curiosidad 3.2 (long) [literary/literario] she burned for revenge/his embrace deseaba ardientemente vengarse/que la abrazara to burn to + infinitive/infinitivo morirse* por + infinitive/infinitivo, arder en deseos de + infinitive/infinitivo [literary/literario] he was burning to tell her se moría por decírselo, ardía en deseos de decírselo [literary/literario]

vt (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado burned or , burnt)

  • 1 1.1 [letter/book/rubbish] quemar; [building/town] incendiar, quemar I burned the paint off the door le saqué la pintura a la puerta con un soplete the mark is burned into the wood/on the animal's hide la marca está grabada a fuego en la madera/en la piel del animal I burned a hole in my sleeve me quemé la manga (con un cigarrillo etc) to burn one's boats o bridges quemar las naves 1.2 (overcook) I've burned the cake/meat se me ha quemado el pastel/la carne 1.3 (consume) the stove burns gas la cocina funciona a or con gas we burn a lot of electricity/gas usamos or gastamos mucha electricidad/mucho gas coal-burning stove cocina (feminine) de or a carbón candle, oil1 1 4 1.4 [witch/heretic] quemar
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    • Grams finally got us all in there, and much to my surprise, the walls did not ignite and burn to the ground.
    • So every hut we find that has a bunker we are ordered to burn to the ground.
    • Africa could safely burn to the ground and beneath before they would go back there again.
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    • From where she was, it seemed like the whole City was burning.
    • And the city duly burned for four days, the flames jumping 20 blocks northwards every hour on the first night.
    • Border City burned, the magical flames from Uriko's spell spreading out from near its center, engulfing the whole city.
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    • Miraculously he never burned himself or set the house on fire.
    • Ricky burned himself trying to make toast and got a blister on his hand, but he felt he was managing.
    • Mrs Dhariwal said to her son: ‘I have burned myself and I want to kill myself.’
  • 2 2.1 (injure) quemar to burn oneself quemarse I've burned my tongue me he quemado la lengua careful you don't burn yourself on the iron ten cuidado, no vayas a quemarte con la plancha to be burned to death morir* abrasado 2.2 (swindle) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], estafar, timar [colloquial/familiar]
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    • You can purchase and download hardware and software MPEG Encoders to burn a DVD.
    • Only one measure can be used against widespread cloning of prerecorded audio media by burning CDRs: copy protection!
    • C-Cube, Henry adds, has been in the digital business since the first DVDs were burned.

Phrasal verbs

burn away

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [oil/coal] consumirse 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento quemar

burn down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento incendiar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio incendiarse, quedar reducido a cenizas

burn off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[paint/varnish] quitar (con llama); [gas/impurities/calories] quemar

burn out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (stop burning) [fire/candle] apagarse* 1.2 [motor] quemarse 1.1verb + object + adverb (+ preposition + object)/verbo + complemento + adverbio (+ preposición + complemento) (force out) they burned the rebels out of the building prendieron fuego al edificio para obligar a salir a los rebeldes 1.2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio to burn itself out [fire] apagarse* he's burnt himself out [actor/singer] está acabado or [colloquial/familiar] quemado

burn up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (consume) [fuel] consumir; [calories] quemar this car really burns up the miles [colloquial/familiar] este coche corre de maravilla [colloquial/familiar] he was burned up with jealousy lo consumían los celos 1.2 (annoy, anger) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], enfermar (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar], calentar* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], poner* enfermo (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [meteorite/rocket] desintegrarse

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There are 2 translations of burn in Spanish:

burn2

n

  • 1 1.1 (injury) quemadura (feminine) she suffered severe/minor burns to her face sufrió quemaduras graves/leves en la cara he has third-degree burns tiene quemaduras de tercer grado
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    • Jake, who was eight months old at the time, suffered heat burns rather than direct flame injuries and was in intensive care for two weeks.
    • Post-mortem tests showed the boy had suffered serious head injuries and burns to nearly all of his body.
    • The flames were soon doused but the patient suffered burns to an arm.
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    • Cleo was dumped next to him, her hands and feet bound with coarse rope that caused friction burns on her skin.
    • Without the proper equipment, a worker risks injuries such as abrasions, or friction burns.
    • Medical evidence was given to the inquest that death was caused by asphyxia secondary to compression with fractures of the ribs and friction burns.
    1.2 (on surface) quemadura (feminine) a cigarette burn una quemadura or marca de cigarrillo
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    • It can leave the back marked with burns and hickeys.
    • A burn marked his coat, but there didn't seem to be any bleeding of burns on his skin.
    • Bullet marks and burns could be seen all over the hull.
    1.3 (feeling) escozor (m), ardor (m) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) slow burn (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] Mary did a slow burn when she heard it a Mary le empezó a hervir la sangre cuando lo oyó
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    • You know that painful burn in your muscles when you're exercising intensely, that's because of a build-up of lactic acid, right?
    • If you're one of those souls who is blessed with gym discipline or a YMCA membership, then you know how satisfying the lingering burn of energized muscles can be.
    • So the coach of course is not experiencing the pain of the athlete who's running, for example and who's now in a state of oxygen debt and experiencing muscle burn and so forth.
  • 2 (stream) [dial or poet] arroyo (masculine)
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    • Make sure you are casting where saltwater meets the fresh of a burn, stream or river.
    • Rivers and burns became torrents and turned the colour of pus.
    • The hill burns are torrents of water and the main river a chocolate flood.

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Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.