- 1.1 (fuego) fire ¿tienes candela? [familiar/colloquial] have you got a light? no te acerques a la candela don't go too near the fire dar candela (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] to be annoying, be a nuisance darle candela a algn (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] to beat sb up [colloquial/familiar] echar candela (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], estaba que echaba candela she was fuming o seething o livid [colloquial/familiar] estar en la candela (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] to be at the center of things [colloquial/familiar] jugar con candela (Col) to play with fire ser/estar candela (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], líderes que son candela firm leaders el discurso estaba candela the speech was hard-hitting el examen estuvo candela the exam was really tough [colloquial/familiar] toma candela (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] how about that, then?, pretty good, eh? 1.2 (vela) candle
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Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...