ardiente

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ardiente(
ahr
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dyehn
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teh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (very hot)
a. burning
Creo que me voy a quedar en mi casa hoy. Hace un calor ardiente afuera.I think I'm going to stay in today. It's burning hot outside.
El árbol nos protege del sol ardiente.The tree shades us from the burning sun.
b. scalding
El mesero me sirvió una taza de té ardiente.The waiter served me a scalding cup of tea.
2. (intense)
a. burning
Daniel tiene un ardiente deseo de ser pastor cuando sea grande.Daniel has a burning desire to be a shepherd when he grows up.
b. passionate
Mario y Cecilia gozaron un ardiente amorío.Mario and Cecilia enjoyed a passionate affair.
c. ardent
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Gloria es una ardiente defensora de los derechos de las ballenas.Gloria is an ardent defender of the rights of whales.
d. fervent
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Somos ardientes partidarios de proteger el bosque.We are fervent supporters of protecting the forest.
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ardiente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (en llamas)
a. burning
2. (líquido)
a. scalding
3. (deseo)
a. burning
4. (admirador, defensor)
a. ardent
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ardiente
adjective
1 (que quema) burning; (que brilla) [+color] blazing; [+flor] bright red;
2 [+deseo, interés] burning; [+amor] ardent; passionate; [+aficionado] passionate; [+partidario] fervent; ardent
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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