el humo
-the smoke
See the entry for humo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (gas in a visible form)
a. smoke
La alfombra se incendió y ahora mi casa está llena de humo.The rug caught fire and now my house is full of smoke.
b. fumes
El humo de la fábrica llenó la ciudad.The fumes from the factory filled the town.
c. vapor
El humo que sale del pantano le da un aspecto escalofriante.The vapor coming off the swamp gives it a chilling appearance.
d. steam
La plancha está rota; no suelta humo cuando aprieto el botón.The iron is broken; it doesn't release steam when I press the button.
2. (product of fermentation)
a. fumes
No se puede ver el humo que se desprende del kimchi, pero sin duda puede olerse.You can't see the fumes coming off the kimchi, but you sure can smell them.
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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. (producto de combustión)
a. smoke
2. (vapor)
a. steam
3. (de vehículo)
a. fumes
4. (fam fig)
echar humoto be fuming, to have smoke coming out of one's ears
5. (colloquial)
se hizo humohe made himself scarce
6. (colloquial)
bajarle a alguien los humosto take somebody down a peg or two
con esa derrota se les han bajado los humosthat defeat has brought them back down to earth
darse humosto give oneself airs
1 (de fuego, cigarro) smoke; (gases) fumes
; (p)
(vapor) vapour; vapor; (EEUU) steam
echar humo to smoke; to be fuming
convertirse en humo to vanish without a trace
hacerse humo
irse todo en humo (And) (S. Cone)
to disappear; clear off (familiar); scarper (familiar)
írsele al humo a algn (Latinoamérica) to jump sb (familiar)
a humo de pajas thoughtlessly; heedlessly
ni hablaba a humo de pajas nor was he talking idly
quedó en humo de pajas it all came to nothing
tomar la del humo to beat it (familiar)
lo que hace humo es porque está ardiendodonde se hace humo es porque hay fuego there's no smoke without fire
2 humos (vanidad) conceit
; (s)
tener muchos humos to think a lot of o.s.; have a big head
bajar los humos a algn to take sb down a peg (or two)
darse humos to brag; boast
tener humos para hacer algo
vender humos to brag; talk big (familiar)
3 humos (hogares) homes; hearths
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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