charm
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charm(
charm
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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. (quality)
a. el encanto
(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).
Our house is small, but it has a certain charm.Nuestra casa es pequeña, pero tiene cierto encanto.
Thanks to her charm, the interviewer had the president smiling and relaxed right away.Gracias a su encanto, la entrevistadora tuvo al presidente sonriente y relajado de inmediato.
b. el atractivo
(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).
Her charm has won her many admirers.Su atractivo le ha ganado muchos admiradores.
c. el duende
(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).
The honeymooners were fascinated by the charm of the beach town.Los recién casados estaban fascinados por el duende del pueblo playero.
2. (spell)
a. el hechizo
(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).
The princess asked the witch to teach her the words of the love charm.La princesa le pedió a la bruja que le enseñara las palabras del hechizo de amor.
3. (jewelry)
a. el dije
(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).
Monica has a charm on her bracelet of one half of a heart.Mónica tiene un dije de medio corazón en su pulsera.
4. (lucky object)
a. el amuleto
(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).
Franco always carries a clover as a good luck charm.Franco siempre lleva un trébol como amuleto de buena suerte.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to captivate)
a. encantar
Michael charmed us all with his amusing stories.Michael nos encantó a todos con sus historias divertidas.
b. cautivar
Anastasia's singing charmed the audience.El canto de Anastasia cautivó al público.
6. (to bewitch)
a. encantar
It is said that Dizzy Gillespie once charmed a snake with a trumpet.Se dice que Dizzy Gillespie una vez encantó una víbora con una trompeta.
b. hechizar
The nanny charmed her umbrella to fly her to her job.La niñera hechizó el paraguas para llevarla por el aire a su puesto.
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charm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (attractiveness)
a. el encanto
(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).
2. (spell)
a. el hechizo
(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).
to be under a charmestar hechizado(a)
it worked like a charmfuncionó a las mil maravillas
3. (talisman)
a.
a lucky charmun amuleto (de la suerte)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. hechizar, encantar
she charmed the money out of himlo cameló para sacarle dinero
to lead a charmed lifetener buena estrella
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charm [tʃɑːm]
noun
1 (attractiveness) encanto (m); atractivo (m); (pleasantness) simpatía (f)
he has great charm es verdaderamente encantador; tiene un fuerte atractivo; to turn on the charm ponerse fino; to fall victim to sb's charms sucumbir a los encantos de algn
2 (magic spell) hechizo (m); (recited) ensalmo (m)
it worked like a charm funcionó a las mil maravillas
3 (object) dije (m); amuleto (m)
transitive verb
1 (delight) encantar
we were charmed by Granada nos encantó Granada
2 (entice with charm)
to charm one's way out of a situation utilizar su encanto para salir de un apuro
to charm the birds out of the trees
he could charm the birds out of the trees con su encanto es capaz de conseguir todo lo que se propone
3 (bewitch) encantar; hechizar
charmed circle círculo (m) privilegiado
to lead a charmed life tener suerte en todo
modifier
charm bracelet (n) pulsera (f) amuleto or de dijes
charm offensive (n) ofensiva (f) amistosa
to launch a charm offensive lanzar una ofensiva amistosa
He launched what was called a charm offensive against MPs who might not support the Government
charm school (n)
finishing school See culture box in entry finishing.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "charm"
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lucky charm
el amuleto
I get my charm from Daddy
heredé mi encanto de papá
good luck charm
amuleto de la buena suerte
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