hervir

hervir
intransitive verb
1. (to scald) 
a. to boil 
Cuando hierva el agua, puedes echar las judías verdes.When the water boils, you can toss in the green beans.
2. (to get hot) 
a. to boil 
Cuando entro a mi carro en el verano, está hirviendo.When I get into my car in the summer, it's boiling.
3. (to be full of) 
La playa hierve de gente en verano.The beach is swarming with people in summer.
transitive verb
4. (to scald) 
a. to boil 
Se me olvidó hervir los huevos para el aperitivo.I forgot to boil the eggs for the appetizer.
hervir
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to boil 
intransitive verb
2. (líquido) 
a. to boil 
hervir a borbotonesto be at a rolling boil
3. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
le hervía la sangrehis blood was boiling
4. (estar caliente) 
a. to be boiling (hot) 
esa sopa está hirviendothat soup is boiling (hot)
5. (lugar) 
a. no direct translation 
hervir deto swarm with
6. (persona) 
a. no direct translation 
hervir ento be burning with
hervir
transitive verb
to boil
intransitive verb
1 [+agua, leche] to boil
hervir a fuego lento to simmer; dejar de hervir to go off the boil; stop boiling; empezar o romper a hervir to come to the boil; begin to boil
¡me hierve la sangre! it makes my blood boil!
2 (burbujear) [+líquido] to bubble; seethe; [+mar] to seethe; surge
3 (persona)
hiervo en deseos de ... I'm just itching to ...; el público hervía de emoción the audience was carried away with o bubbling with excitement
4
hervir de o en (estar lleno de) to swarm with; la cama hervía de pulgas the bed was swarming o alive with fleas
Phrases with "hervir"
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hervir a fuego lento
to simmer
hervir el agua
to boil water
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