Quick answer
"Fire" is a noun which is often translated as "el fuego", and "blaze" is a noun which is also often translated as "el fuego". Learn more about the difference between "fire" and "blaze" below.
fire(
fay
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uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (burning)
a. el fuego
(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 fire from the fireplace created an eerie atmosphere.El fuego de la chimenea creó una atmósfera misteriosa.
2. (in the open)
a. la hoguera
(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).
We made a fire and sat around telling stories all night.Hicimos una hoguera y nos sentamos alrededor contando historias toda la noche.
b. la fogata
(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).
We made a fire on the beach and roasted marshmallows.Hicimos una fogata en la playa y asamos malvaviscos.
3. (in an enclosed area)
a. la lumbre
(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).
Everybody wanted a place near the fire at the lodge.Todos querían un sitio junto a la lumbre en la cabaña.
4. (destructive burning)
a. el incendio
(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 fire got out of control and burned two nearby factories.El incendio se descontroló y se quemaron dos fábricas cercanas.
b. el fuego
(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 hotel fire was the result of faulty wiring.El fuego del hotel se debió al cableado defectuoso.
5. (space heater) (United Kingdom)
a. la estufa
(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).
It's been quite cold, so I bought myself an electric fire.Ha estado haciendo bastante frío, así que me compré una estufa eléctrica.
6. (firing of weapons)
a. el fuego
(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 soldiers opened fire on the enemy.Los soldados abrieron fuego contra el enemigo.
b. los disparos
(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 ducked as soon as I heard the fire from their guns.Me agaché en cuanto oí los disparos de sus pistolas.
7. (burning passion)
a. el ardor
(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 fire in his soul compelled him to greatness.El ardor de su alma lo impulsó a la grandeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to discharge a weapon)
a. disparar
He fired the gun without saying a word.Disparó el arma sin decir una palabra.
b. lanzar
Prepare to fire the missiles.Prepárense para lanzar los misiles.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to dismiss)
a. despedir
She was fired on Monday, and by Friday she already had a new job.La despidieron el lunes, y para el viernes ya tenía otro empleo.
b. echar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The boss is going to fire you if you keep coming in late.El jefe te va a echar si sigues llegando tarde.
10. (to stimulate)
a. avivar
The stories he read by Jules Verne fired his young imagination.Las historias que leyó de Julio Verne avivaron su joven imaginación.
b. enardecer
The president's comments fired up his critics.Los comentarios del presidente enardecieron a sus críticos.
11. (to cause to start)
a. encender
It's getting cold. I think it's time to fire the furnace.Está haciendo frío. Creo que ya es hora de encender la caldera.
12. (to throw forcefully)
a. tirar
He fired the baseball close to 100 miles per hour.Tiró el beisbol cerca de 100 millas por hora.
13. (to cook pottery)
a. cocer
You have to fire the pieces for 36 hours at 1000 degrees.Debes cocer las piezas por 36 horas a 1000 grados.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
14. (to start from a spark)
a. encenderse
The motor fired as soon as he turned the key.El motor se encendió en cuanto le dio vuelta a la llave.
15. (to discharge a weapon)
a. disparar
I surrender. Don’t fire.Me rindo. No disparen.
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blaze(
bleyz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fire)
a. el fuego
(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 couple came in from the cold and sat down in front of the blaze.La pareja se metió por el frío y se sentó delante del fuego.
b. la hoguera
(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).
The campers spent the evening singing folk songs around the blaze.Los campistas pasaron la noche cantando canciones populares alrededor de la hoguera.
c. la fogata
(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).
The scout got a roaring blaze going for them to cook hot dogs.El niño explorador hizo una fogata para cocinar los hot dogs.
d. el incendio
(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).
(uncontrolled)
The blaze engulfed the house in a matter of minutes.El incendio envolvió la casa en cuestión de minutos.
2. (sudden flame)
a. la llamarada
(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).
There was a bang, and a blaze shot from the engine.Hubo un estallido, y una llamarada salió disparada del motor.
3. (visual spectacle)
a. el derroche
(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 roof of Casa Batlló is a veritable blaze of color.El tejado de la Casa Batlló es un verdadero derroche de color.
4. (brightness)
a. el resplandor
(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 blaze of the neon lights lit up the Las Vegas sky.El resplandor de las luces de neón iluminaba el cielo de Las Vegas.
5. (fit)
a. el arranque
(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).
Harry's father stormed out in a blaze of anger.El padre de Harry salió en un arranque de cólera.
b. el ataque
(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 man hit the police officer in a blaze of rage.El hombre golpeó al policía en un ataque de ira.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to burn)
a. arder
The fields blazed in the wake of the army's path.Los campos ardían con el paso del ejército.
7. (to shine)
a. resplandecer
The midday sun blazed in the sky.El sol de mediodía resplandecía en el cielo.
b. brillar
Samuel could see the lights of the city blazing far below.Samuel podía ver las luces de la ciudad brillando a lo lejos.
c. centellear (eyes)
Luis and Paloma's eyes blazed with passion the night they met.Los ojos de Luis y Paloma centelleaban de pasión la noche que se conocieron.
8. (to be angry)
a. arder de ira
The town blazed with anger when they girl's lifeless body was found.El pueblo ardió de ira cuando encontraron el cuerpo sin vida de la niña.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to forge a path)
a. abrir
The first English settlers to blaze the trail into these mountains arrived in 1645.Los primeros colonizadores ingleses que abrieron camino en estas montañas llegaron en 1645.
b. marcar
The rangers blazed the trail leading to the lake so no one would get lost.Los guardabosques marcaron el camino hacia el lago para que nadie se perdiera.
blazes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(blasphemy)
a. los diablos
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
"What in the blazes is happening over here?" shouted the schoolmaster."¿Qué diablos está pasando aquí?" gritó el maestro de escuela.
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