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 (masculine), ardor (masculine) (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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Word of the day temple
m
tempering …
Cultural fact of the day

Pulque is a thick, white, Mexican alcoholic drink made from fermented maguey juice; the sacred drink of the Aztecs. It is drunk without being aged, sometimes with added fruit or vegetable juice. Pulquerías are bars where it is drunk.