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"Aire" is a noun which is often translated as "air", and "tomar el sol" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to sunbathe". Learn more about the difference between "aire" and "tomar el sol" below.
aire(
ay
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reh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (atmosphere)
a. air
Prefiero correr al aire libre que en el gimnasio.I prefer to run in the fresh air rather than in the gym.
2. (current of air)
a. wind
No hace mucho aire hoy.There isn't much wind today.
b. draft
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Siento mucho aire. ¿Podrías cerrar la ventana?I feel a draft. Could you close the window?
c. draught (United Kingdom)
Tuve que cerrar la puerta de mi habitación porque entraba mucho aire.I had to close my bedroom door because there was a strong draft.
3. (likeness)
a. resemblance
Todos los niños de la familia Gómez tienen un aire a su madre.All of the children in the Gomez family bear a resemblance to their mother.
4. (demeanor)
a. air
Freddy tiene un aire de confianza que se nota apenas entra.Freddy has an air of confidence that you notice as soon as he comes in.
b. appearance
Mina se había puesto un vestido que le daba un aire de actriz de Hollywood.Mina was wearing a dress that gave her the appearance of a Hollywood actress.
c. look
Ese peinado te da un aire de seriedad que te hace parecer mayor.That hairstyle gives you a serious look that makes you look older.
5. (elegance)
a. style
Julie lleva los sombreros con mucho aire.Julie wears her hats with great style.
6. (music)
a. air
La siguiente canción en el programa es un aire francés del siglo XVII.The next song in the program is a seventeenth-century French air.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(flatulence)
a. wind
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A mí no me sirvas frijoles, hija. Ya sabes que me provocan aire.Don't serve me any beans, honey. You know they give me wind.
8. (telecommunications)
a. air
Deja de decir groserías. ¡Estamos en el aire!Stop saying bad words. We're on the air!
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(muscular pain)
a. stitch
A Rogelio le dio un aire cuando estaba corriendo por el parque.Rogelio got a stitch when he was running in the park.
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tomar el sol(
toh
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mahr
 
ehl
 
sohl
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to sunbathe
Ponte bloqueador solar si vas a tomar el sol en la playa.Use sunscreen if your are going to sunbathe on the beach.
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