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fuego

Translation of fuego in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 2 (para un cigarrillo) See examples: ¿me puede dar fuego, por favor?/¿tienes fuego?
    have you got o do you have a light, please?
    me pidió fuego
    he asked me for a light
  • 3 (Cocina)cocinar a fuego lento durante una hora
    cook over a low heat o flame for an hour
    (apenas hirviendo)
    simmer for an hour
    poner la sartén al fuego
    put the frying pan on to heat
    dejé la comida en el fuego y se quemó
    I left the food on (the stove) and it burned
    cocina de tres fuegos
    (de gas)
    a cooker with three rings o burners
    (eléctrica)
    a cooker with three rings
Example sentences
  • Este gobierno en ves de prevenir las consecuencias arroja más leña al fuego.
  • Fuego para combinar belleza, utilidad y arte”.
  • En un sartén derretir la mantequilla a fuego medio.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.