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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (desirous)
a. ansioso
Don't be so eager for the results! You can't do anything but wait.¡No estés tan ansioso por los resultados! Lo único que puedes hacer es esperar.
b. impaciente
I am so eager to see her that I can't stop calling her.Estoy tan impaciente por verla que no puedo parar de llamarla.
c. ávido (for knowledge, news or change)
The younger students were eager for knowledge.Los alumnos más jóvenes estaban ávidos de conocimiento.
2. (enthusiastic)
a. entusiasta
Nick is a very eager listener. I enjoy telling him about my life.Nick es un oyente muy entusiasta. Me gusta contarle cosas de mi vida.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (look, interest)
a. ávido(a), ansioso(a)
2. (supporter)
a. entusiasta
3. (desire, hope)
a. intenso(a)
to be eager for somethingestar ansioso(a) por or ávido(a) de algo
the audience were eager for moreel público seguía pidiendo más
to be eager to do somethingestar ansioso(a) por hacer algo
to be eager to pleaseestar deseando agradar
they were eager to learnestaban ávidos or ansiosos por aprender
4. (colloquial)
to be an eager beaverser muy aplicado(a)
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eager [ˈiːɡəʳ]
1 [+person] (enthusiastic) entusiasta; entusiasmado; (impatient) impaciente; ansioso; (hopeful) ilusionado
she greeted her eager fans he's an eager student when we mentioned holidays the children became very eager when she saw their eager faces she didn't want to disappoint them we were approached by an eager salesman
don't be so eager! ¡ten paciencia!; to be eager to do sth: we were eager to leave estábamos impacientes or ansiosos por marcharnos; he is eager to find a new job está impaciente or ansioso por encontrar otro trabajo; the children are eager to go camping los niños están deseando ir de acampada; to be eager to help estar deseoso de ayudar; to be eager to learn tener muchas ganas or muchos deseos de aprender; to be eager to please desear complacer; to be eager to succeed estar ansioso por triunfar; to be eager for [+affection, knowledge, power] tener ansias de; [+vengeance] tener sed de; to be eager for change ansiar or desear mucho un cambio; to be eager for sb to do sth estar ansioso porque algn haga algo; estar deseando que algn haga algo; he was eager for me to meet his family estaba ansioso porque conociera a su familia; estaba deseando que conociera a su familia; to be eager for sth to happen ansiar que algo pase; desear ardientemente que algo pase
to be an eager beaver ser muy diligente
2 [+desire] vivo; ardiente
I have experienced the eager desire to please the doctor by losing weight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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