deseo

deseo(
deh
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seh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (general)
a. wish
Si tuvieras tres deseos, ¿qué pedirías?If you had three wishes, what would you ask for?
2. (longing)
a. desire
El deseo que los amantes tienen el uno para el otro es inconmensurable.The desire that lovers have for each other is immeasurable.
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deseo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (pasión)
a. desire
arder en deseos de hacer algoto be burning with desire to do something
2. (anhelo)
a. wish
se cumplió mi deseomy wish came true, I got my wish
pedir/conceder un deseoto ask for/grant a wish
tus deseos son órdenesyour wish is my command
buenos deseosgood intentions
con mis/nuestros mejores deseos(with my/our) best wishes
deseo
1 (anhelo) desire; wish
mi mayor deseo es encontrar un trabajo my dearest wish o greatest desire is to find a job
su deseo es viajar
el deseo de poder the lust for power; un inacabable deseo de saber an unquenchable thirst for knowledge; llegó al poder con buenos deseos de mejorarlo todo he came to power with every intention of improving things; tengo deseos de verla I yearn to see her; I'm longing to see her; ardo en deseos de conocerla I have a burning desire to meet her
2 (cosa deseada) wish
pedir o formular un deseo to make a wish
mis deseos se cumplieron
su último deseo fue que la incineraran her dying wish was to be cremated; nuestro deseo es que seas feliz our wish is for you to be happy; con mis mejores deseos para el Año Nuevo with best wishes for the New Year; tus deseos son órdenes your wish is my command
3 (also deseo sexual) desire
se me agotó el deseo por ella
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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