"Wish" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "desear", and "desire" is a noun which is often translated as "el deseo". Learn more about the difference between "wish" and "desire" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to desire)
I wish you a very merry Christmas.Te deseo una muy feliz Navidad.
The family wishes to be notified of any change in the patient's condition.La familia desea que se les notifique de cualquier cambio en la condición del paciente.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I wish I could fly.Ojalá pudiera volar.
I wish you'd leave me alone.¿Por qué no me dejas en paz?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. el deseo
(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 have no desire to work today.No tengo ningún deseo de trabajar hoy.
I write down my secret desires in this diary.Anoto mis deseos secretos en este diario.