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candle

Pronunciation: /ˈkændl/

Translation of candle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (for domestic use) vela (feminine), candela (feminine); (for altar) cirio (masculine) not to be worth the candle no merecer* or valer* la pena to burn the candle at both ends tratar de abarcar demasiado, hacer* de la noche día to hold a candle to sb she can't o doesn't hold a candle to her sister no le llega ni a la suela del zapato a la hermana candle snuffer apagavelas (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Light candles and burn oils to create a restful and tranquil environment.
    • She produces a lighter and the single candle on the table flickers into life alongside the vase of white flowers
    • Winstanley climbed up to the lantern and lit a dozen tallow candles.

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