Quick answer
"Crave" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ansiar", and "craving" is a noun which is often translated as "el antojo". Learn more about the difference between "crave" and "craving" below.
crave(
kreyv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to desire)
a. ansiar
Surely you must crave some company after being single for so long.Seguro que ansías compañía tras tanto tiempo soltero.
b. tener ansias de
I am currently taking a medication to prevent me from craving cigarettes.Me estoy medicando para evitar tener ansias de fumar.
c. tener antojo de (food)
Being away from home is making me crave my mother's cooking even more.Estar fuera de casa me hace tener aun más antojo de la cocina de mi madre.
2. (to ask for)
a. implorar
May I crave your pardon? I hadn't realized that you were a king.Imploro su perdón. No me había dado cuenta de que era rey.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to desire)
a. anhelar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
When he discovered who killed his father, he craved for revenge.Cuando descubrió quién mató a su padre, anheló venganza.
b. ansiar
The artist desperately craved for the ability to express himself through his work.El artista ansiaba desesperadamente poder expresarse a través de su trabajo.
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craving(
kreyv
-
ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (strong desire)
a. el antojo
(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).
(for food)
I remember my cravings for apples when I was pregnant.Me acuerdo de los antojos de manzanas que tenía cuando estaba embarazada.
b. el ansia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm trying to resist the craving for a cigarette.Estoy tratando de resistir el ansia de un cigarrillo.
c. las ansias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She had an insatiable craving for attention.Tenía ansias insaciables de atención.
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