el atardecer
-the dusk
See the entry for atardecer.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (time when the sun sets)
a. dusk
Los gatos tienden a ser más activos durante el amanecer y el atardecer.Cats tend to be more active during dawn and dusk.
La luz del atardecer en Porto es mágica.The light at dusk in Porto is magical.
b. evening
En verano no salgo antes del atardecer.In summer, I don't go out before the evening.
c. sunset
Siempre caminamos por la playa al atardecer.We always walk along the beach at sunset.
2. (descent of the sun below the horizon)
a. sunset
Los atardeceres son increíblemente bellos en otoño e invierno, con sus tonos de rosa, naranja y rojo.Sunsets are incredibly beautiful in autumn and winter, with their shades of pink, orange, and red.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
impersonal verb
3. (to darken)
a. to get dark
Estaba atardeciendo cuando salimos del restaurante.It was getting dark when we left the restaurant.
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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. (general)
a. dusk
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
impersonal verb
2. (general)
a. to get dark
está atardeciendoit's getting dark
intransitive verb
to get dark
atardecía night was falling
dusk; evening
al atardecer at dusk
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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