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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (on fire)
a. en llamas (invariable)
Firefighters are trying to save the building which is ablaze.Los bomberos están tratando de salvar el edificio en llamas.
b. ardiendo (invariable)
The field was ablaze and the cattle got scared.El campo estaba ardiendo y el ganado se espantó.
2. (radiant)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
In the fall, the trees are ablaze with color.En el otoño, los árboles resplandecen de color.
Marco brought home a puppy, and his wife's eyes were ablaze with excitement.Marco llevó un perrito a casa y los ojos de su esposa brillaban de emoción.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
to be ablazeestar ardiendo or en llamas
to set something ablazeprender fuego a algo
2. (fig)
her eyes were ablaze with passionsus ojos ardían de pasión
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ablaze [əˈbleɪz]
1 (on fire) en llamas; ardiendo
the cinema was ablaze in five minutes en cinco minutos el cine estaba en llamas or ardiendo; to set sth ablaze prender fuego a algo
He later recorded how the family home was set ablaze by insurgents
the house was ablaze with light la casa resplandecía de luz; the garden was ablaze with colour el jardín resplandecía de color; to be ablaze with indignation estar indignadísimo or encolerizado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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