"Calor" is treated as a feminine noun in some parts of the Spanish-speaking world.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (high temperature)
a. heat
No es el calor, sino la humedad la que me afecta mucho.It's not the heat, but rather the humidity that really affects me.
b. warmth
No hay nada que me guste más que tirarme en la playa y disfrutar del calor del sol.There's nothing I like to do more than stretch out on the beach and enjoy the warmth of the sun.
2. (affection)
a. warmth
Nuestros amigos nos acogieron con tal calor que nos sentimos muy a gusto en su casa.Our friends welcomed us with such warmth that we felt very at home in their house.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (menopause)
a. hot flashes
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los calores son una de las cosas que sufren las mujeres en la menopausia.Hot flashes are one of the things that women go through during menopause.
b. hot flushes (United Kingdom)
Mi madre siempre tiene calores por la noche.My mother always has hot flushes at night.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (temperatura alta)
a. heat
2. (tibieza)
a. warmth
al calor de la lumbreby the fireside
este abrigo da mucho calorthis coat is very warm
entrar en calorto get warm
3. (fig)
hace calorit's warm o hot
tener calorto be warm o hot
calor animalbody heat
4. (physics)
calor específicospecific heat
5. (afecto, entusiasmo)
a. warmth
el calor del públicothe warmth of the audience
caloreshot flushes
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1 (alta temperatura) heat
un calor agobiante
no puedo dormir con este calor I can't sleep in this heat; no soporto los calores del verano I can't cope with the heat in summer; un material resistente al calor a heat-resistant material; ¡qué calor! it's really hot!; nos sentamos al calor de la chimenea we sat by the heat of the fire; we sat by the warm fireside
dar calor
el fuego da un calorcito muy agradable the fire gives off a very pleasant heat; esta camiseta me da demasiado calor this shirt is too hot o warm
entrar en calor to get warm
un café para entrar en calor a coffee to warm you/us up
una carrera suave para entrar en calor
hacer calor to be hot
hace muchísimo calor it's very hot; mañana hará mucho calor it will be very hot tomorrow
pasar calor to be hot
nunca he pasado tanto calor como hoy I've never been o felt as hot as today
tener calor to be hot
tengo mucho calor I'm very hot
2 (afecto) warmth and affection
un niño falto de calor a child deprived of warmth and affection
calor humano human warmth
3 calores [de la menopausia] hot flushes; hot flashes; (EEUU)
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