Quick answer
"Chill" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "enfriar", and "chilly" is an adjective which is often translated as "frío". Learn more about the difference between "chill" and "chilly" below.
chill(
chihl
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. enfriar
I forgot to chill the wine before the party.Me olvidé de enfriar el vino antes de la fiesta.
We need to chill the gazpacho for one more hour before it's ready to serve.Tenemos que enfriar el gazpacho por al menos una hora antes de que esté listo para servir.
b. poner a enfriar
Next we have to chill the salad before serving it.Ahora tenemos que poner la ensalada a enfriar antes de servirla.
c. refrigerar
You shouldn't chill this sausage because it will dry out.No se debe refrigerar este embutido porque se secará.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to calm down)
a. ponerse tranquilo
Dude, nobody's going to leave without you. Just chill.Hombre, nadie se va a ir sin ti. Ponte tranquilo.
b. calmarse
If you would just chill, I'll explain everything to you.Si te calmaras de una vez, te explicaría todo.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to spend time relaxing)
a. relajarse
I don't have any plans. I'm just chilling by the pool.No tengo planes. Estoy aquí relajándome por la piscina.
b. pasar el tiempo
Let's stay here and just chill on the beach.¿Por qué no nos quedamos aquí para pasar el tiempo en la playa?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (cold temperature)
a. el fresco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Wrap up! There's a bit of a chill today.Abrígate que hace un poco de fresco hoy.
b. el frío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The morning chill froze the moisture on the window.El frío de la mañana congeló la humedad de la ventana.
5. (illness)
a. el resfriado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She spent all afternoon in the cold and she caught a chill.Pasó toda la tarde al frío y pilló un resfriado.
6. (shiver)
a. el escalofrío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I felt a chill the moment she started to sing the dirge.Sentí un escalofrío en el momento en que empezó a cantar el canto fúnebre.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (cold temperature)
a. frío
A chill wind blew as they crossed the field.Un viento frío soplaba mientras atravesaban el campo.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relaxed)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. relajado
Curtis is a very chill person. Nothing flusters him.Curtis es una persona muy relajada. Nada le altera.
b. tranquilo
I don't feel like listening to disco music. Don't you have any chill music?No me apetece escuchar música disco. ¿No tienes música tranquila?
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chilly(
chih
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li
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cold)
a. frío
On chilly nights like tonight I really crave hot chocolate.En las noches frías como esta, se me antoja mucho el chocolate caliente.
The mornings can be quite chilly in the mountains.Las mañanas pueden ser bastante frías en las montañas.
b. fresquito
After a month of temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius, 25 feels chilly.Después de un mes de temperaturas superiores a 40 grados centígrados, 25 parece algo fresquito.
c. fresco
It's always chilly in the canyon.Siempre hace fresco en el cañón.
2. (unfriendly)
a. frío
The governor got a chilly reception at the police station after announcing cuts to local police funding.El gobernador tuvo un recibimiento frío en la comisaría después de anunciar recortes a los fondos para la policía local.
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