alight
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alight(
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layt
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to get down)
a. apearse
Sally alighted from the horse and walked down to the creek.Sally se apeó del caballo y se dirigió hacia el arroyo.
b. descender
The general alighted from his carriage and went inside to the meeting.El general descendió de su carruaje y entró a la reunión.
c. bajarse
Nina alighted from the train and hugged her mother who'd been waiting for her.Nina se bajó del tren y abrazó a su mamá que la había estado esperando.
d. bajar
They alighted from the plane and went to claim their luggage.Bajaron del avión y fueron a reclamar su equipaje.
2. (to land)
a. posarse
A butterfly alighted on the flower.Una mariposa se posó en la flor.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (lighted)
a. encendido
The candles will remain alight inside the pumpkins.Las velas permanecerán encendidas adentro de las calabazas.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Seeing the Eiffel Tower come alight brought a smile to my face.Ver la Torre Eiffel iluminarse me hizo sonreír.
The campfire is alight and everyone is singing.La fogata está ardiendo y todos están cantando.
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alight [əˈlaɪt]
intransitive verb
1 (from vehicle) bajar; apearse;from de
2 (on branch etc) [+bird, insect] posarse;on sobre;
alight [əˈlaɪt]
adjective
1
to be alight [+fire] estar ardiendo; [+lamp] estar encendido or prendido; (LAm) to keep a fire alight mantener un fuego ardiendo; to set alight pegar fuego a; incendiar
2
alight with [+happiness, enthusiasm] resplandeciente de
Her eyes were alight with a girlish enjoyment of life
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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