Translation of chill in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tʃɪl/


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (coldness — of weather) frío (masculine), fresco (masculine); (— of manner) frialdad (feminine) there's a chill in the air hace frío or fresco to take the chill off/out of sth templar or calentar* algo the boycott cast a chill over bilateral relations el boicot enfrió las relaciones bilaterales
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    • He sometimes feels a chill in the atmosphere at Xuhui High school, where he works as a librarian and part-time calligraphy teacher.
    • The chill of her surroundings brought the rest of her body to awareness.
    • Isabelle kneels down at Martin's gravestone, the bracing night air sending a chill through her body.
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    • As he says this, a sudden chill descends on Penelope Wilton's hitherto friendly Sonya as if he has trodden on her soul.
    • Brian felt it the moment he entered the city limits - a sudden primeval chill, an instinctive animal watchfulness.
    • Both the leaders are certainly hoping that it warms up that chill between the countries.
    1.2 countable/numerable [Medicine/Medicina] enfriamiento (masculine), resfriado (masculine) to catch a chill resfriarse* 1.3 (shiver) escalofrío (masculine)
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    • You'll end up with a chill, and could catch pneumonia.
    • On the return trip, Mary caught a chill and the subsequent fever nearly killed her.
    • Anyway, a few years ago, he caught a chill and it turned into pneumonia; I buried him behind the cabin and came here.
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    • And deep inside, a chill of fear ran down the bones of her spine.
    • A chill of fear swept over her and goosebumps sprang over her arms.
    • A chill of fear runs down my spine as I see a small hint of anger upon Matt's face, even though he is trying to keep it emotionless.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • enfriar*; [wine/food] poner* a enfriar serve chilled sírvase frío we were chilled to the bone estábamos congelados (de frío) the scream chilled his blood al oír el grito se le heló la sangre en las venas

Phrasal verbs

chill out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (calm down) tranquilizarse, calmarse come on man, chill! ¡vamos hombre, tú tranqui! [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (pass time) pasar el tiempo


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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.