1. (glowing red) 
a. red-hot 
El fundidor tomó el hierro candente con unas pinzas.The smelter took hold of the red-hot iron with a pair of tongs.
2. (much talked about) 
a. burning 
El presidente concederá una entrevista en la que se le preguntará sobre los temas candentes de la actualidad.The president is to give an interview in which he will be asked about the burning issues of the day.
b. hot 
Las agresiones policiales son un tema candente en los últimos tiempos.Police aggresion has been a hot topic lately.
1. (incandescente) 
a. red-hot 
2. (actual) 
a. highly topical 
de candente actualidadhighly topical
tema candenteburning issue
1 [+metal] (rojo) red-hot; (blanco) white-hot
2 [+cuestión] burning
un tema de candente actualidad a red-hot issue; a subject that everyone is talking about
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