Translation of faint in Spanish:
adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1 1.1 (barely perceptible) [line/mark] apenas visible; [light/gleam/glow] débil, tenue; [noise/echo/voice] apenas perceptible, débil; [smell/aroma/breeze] ligero, leve 1.2 (slight) [hope/suspicion/smile] ligero, leve; [recollection] vago; [resemblance] vago, ligero what's going on? — I haven't the faintest (idea) [colloquial/familiar] ¿qué pasa? — no tengo ni (la menor or la más mínima or la más remota) ideaExample sentences
- He had short black hair and a very faint black moustache, a London accent and a thin build.
- All of the marks on the sides are very faint.
- l've been listening to the faint hum of London traffic and the random bangs and crackles of fireworks in nearby parks and gardens.
- Reports last week suggested that there is now a faint hope of an end to these absurdities.
- I always have this faint hope that I might stumble across some great find at the flea market.
- And there's a touch of faint hope in Mr Ward's comment that the bank was considering appealing.
- 2 (weak) (predicative/predicativo) he was faint with hunger estaba desfallecido de hambre I feel faint estoy mareadoExample sentences
- The acquisition of Edmark was greeted with faint enthusiasm when it was first announced.
- Hundreds of mourners gather daily, shedding torrents of tears and managing a few faint smiles as they remember their loved ones.
- They received the faint answer of ‘yes’ and their fears were assuaged; if only for a moment.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- desmayarse I nearly fainted! por poco me desmayo, casi me da un síncope [colloquial/familiar]
- desmayo (masculine) she collapsed in a dead faint cayó desvanecida, se desmayó
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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.