Quick answer
"Calienta" is a form of "calentar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to heat". "Después" is an adverb which is often translated as "after". Learn more about the difference between "después" and "calienta" below.
después(
dehs
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pwehs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (indicating time)
a. after
Llamé a mis papás justo después de comprometerme.I called my parents just after getting engaged.
b. later
Iré de compras después pero ahora tengo que estudiar.I'll go shopping later but now I have to study.
c. afterwards
¿Podemos ir al parque después? Ahora quiero descansar.Can we go to the park afterwards? I want to rest now.
2. (indicating sequence)
a. then
¿Y después qué pasó?And then what happened?
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calentar(
kah
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lehn
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make hot)
a. to heat
Hay que calentar el aceite antes de echar las cebollas.You've got to heat the oil before you throw in the onions.
b. to heat up
Hace tanto frío que la estufa eléctrica no sirve para calentar la habitación.It's so cold the electric heater won't heat the room up.
c. to warm up
Voy a calentar mi cena en el microondas.I'm going to warm up my dinner in the microwave.
2. (sports)
a. to warm up
Los jugadores están calentado los brazos para evitar lesiones.The players are warming up their arms to avoid injuries.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to arouse)
a. to turn on
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Te calienta la ropa interior sexy?Does sexy underwear turn you on?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to hit)
a. to beat up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Lo amenazaron diciéndole que si no confesaba lo iban a calentar.They threatened him by telling him that if he didn't confess they would beat him up.
5. (to liven up)
a. to inflame
El discurso de Correa calentó los ánimos del sus seguidores.Correa's speech inflamed the feelings of his followers.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (sports)
a. to warm up
Conviene que calientes antes del entrenamiento.You'd better warm up before your training.
7. (to become hot)
a. to get hot
No salgas a correr a esa hora; el sol calienta mucho.Don't go running at that time; the sun gets really hot.
b. to give off heat
Esta plancha no calienta nada. Hay que comprar una nueva.This iron doesn't give off any heat. We've got to buy a new one.
calentarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to get angry)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to annoy
Tu broma me calentó de verdad.Your joke really annoyed me.
b. to make mad
No lo calientes; te vas a arrepentir.Don't make him mad, you'll regret it.
9. (to get warm)
a. to heat up
Me gusta calentarme con un buen fuego.I like to heat up with a good fire.
b. to warm up
El motor ya se está calentando.The engine is already warming up.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get aroused)
a. to get turned on
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Muchas personas se calientan con los acentos extranjeros.Many people get turned on by foreign accents.
11. (to liven up)
a. to run high
Cuando un hincha insultó al arquero, los ánimos comenzaron a calentarse.When a fan insulted the goalkeeper, tempers started to run high.
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