Quick answer
"Lighted" is a form of "light", a noun which is often translated as "la luz". "Lit" is an adjective which is often translated as "iluminado". Learn more about the difference between "lighted" and "lit" below.
light(
layt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (illumination)
a. la luz
(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 danced by the light of the moon.Bailamos a la luz de la luna.
2. (lamp)
a. la luz
(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).
Could you turn on the light, please?¿Podría encender la luz, por favor?
3. (traffic signal)
a. el semáforo
(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).
You have to stop at the red light.Te tienes que detener cuando el semáforo está en rojo.
4. (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).
Have you got a light?¿Tiene usted fuego?
5. (understanding or consideration)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After the discussion, I saw him in a new light.Después de la conversación, lo vi con otros ojos.
In light of the recent shooting, all public schools will be closed Monday.Debido al tiroteo reciente, todas las escuelas públicas se cerrarán el lunes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (low-calorie)
a. bajo en calorías
We will use light mayo for the sauce.Utilizaremos mayonesa baja en calorías para la salsa.
b. light
If you want to consume fewer calories, buy light beer.Si quieres consumir menos calorías, compra cerveza light.
7. (not heavy)
a. ligero
He always packs a light suitcase when he travels.Siempre hace una maleta ligera cuando viaja.
b. liviano
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I should've brought a lighter jacket; this one is too warm.Me hubiera traído una chaqueta más liviana; esta es demasiado caliente.
8. (referring to colors)
a. claro
I prefer light blue for the background.Prefiero azul claro para el fondo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to set alight)
a. encender
I will light the fire while you prepare dinner.Encenderé el fuego mientras tú haces la cena.
b. prender
The woman took a sip of wine and lighted a cigarette.La mujer dio un sorbo al vino y prendió un cigarrillo.
10. (to illuminate)
a. alumbrar
I lit the way at the camp with a flashlight.Alumbré el camino en el campamento con una linterna.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to catch fire)
a. encenderse
The fire took long to light because it was very windy.La hoguera tardó en encenderse porque hacía mucho viento.
b. prender
The logs were damp and wouldn't light.Los troncos estaban húmedos y no prendían.
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lit(
liht
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (illuminated)
a. iluminado
It's safer to walk on streets that are well lit.Es más seguro caminar por calles bien iluminadas.
b. alumbrado
The cathedral was lit by thousands of candles.La catedral estaba alumbrada por miles de velas.
2. (ignited)
a. encendido
The mafioso threw the lit cigar into the bucket of gas.El mafioso tiró el puro encendido en el bidón de gasolina.
b. prendido
The fire started because of a lit match that fell on the carpet.El fuego comenzó a causa de una cerilla prendida que cayó en la alfombra.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(cool)
a. genial
The food at this restaurant is lit. They serve all of my favorite dishes.La comida en este restaurante es genial. Sirven todos mis platos favoritos.
b. chévere
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Your new car is lit! It even has a sunroof.¡Qué chévere es tu nuevo carro! Hasta tiene un techo corredizo.
c. padre
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I'm going on vacation next week. -That's lit!Voy a irme de vacaciones la próxima semana. -¡Qué padre!
d. guay
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
This outfit that I bought is lit.Este traje que compré es guay.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lively)
a. animado
The police broke up the party because it was too lit.La policía dispersó la fiesta porque fue demasiado animada.
b. divertido
The pool party was so lit that I am still reliving the memories in my mind.La fiesta en la piscina fue tan divertida que todavía revivo los recuerdos en mi mente.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drunk)
a. borracho
Daniel only likes to dance when he's lit.A Daniel solo le gusta bailar cuando está borracho.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
6. (literature)
a. literatura
I have chemistry now, and then I have English lit.Ahora tengo química y después tengo literatura inglesa.
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