candle
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candle(
kahn
-
duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (taper)
a. la vela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Use a match to light the candle.Usa un fósforo para encender la vela.
b. la candela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't let the candle burn out.No dejes que se apague la candela.
c. el cirio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
During a christening, the godparents hold a candle.Durante el bautizo, los padrinos llevan un cirio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to examine an egg against the light)
a. examinar al trasluz
My work entailed candling the eggs and classifying them according to freshness.Mi trabajo consistía en examinar los huevos al trasluz y clasificarlos en función de su frescura.
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candle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la vela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he can't hold a candle to youno te llega ni a la suela del zapato
it's not worth the candleno vale or
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candle [ˈkændl]
noun
vela (f); candela (f); (in church) cirio (m)
to hold a candle to sb
you can't hold a candle to him no le llegas ni a la suela de los zapatos
it's not worth the candle no merece or vale la pena
Sir David has described the democratic reforms proposed by the governor as "not worth the candle" If it means falling into my present state afterwards, writing isn't worth the candle. If I can't do it without being in danger of drinking again, it's just not worthwhile
modifier
candle end (n) cabo (m) de vela
candle grease (n) cera (f) derretida
candle holder (n)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "candle"
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light a candle
encender una vela, enciende una vela
large candle
el hacha
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