escaldar
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escaldar(
ehs
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kahl
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dahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to burn)
a. to scald
El agua del géiser está tan caliente que escalda a quienes se atreven a tocarla.The water of the geyser is so hot that it scalds anyone who dares touch it.
2. (culinary)
a. to scald
La mejor forma de separar la carne del hueso es escaldarla.The best way to separate meat from bone is to scald it.
b. to blanch
El cocinero suele escaldar el brócoli para que tenga un color verde brillante.The cook usually blanches the broccoli so that it gets a bright green color.
escaldarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to get burned)
a. to scald oneself
No toques el agua que hierve en la olla o te escaldarás.Do not touch the water that is boiling in the pot or you will scald yourself.
4. (medicine)
a. to get diaper rash
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando los bebés se escaldan lloran porque tienen la piel irritada.When babies get diaper rash they cry because their skin is irritated.
b. to get nappy rash (United Kingdom)
El bebé se escaldó y el doctor me recomendó utilizar talco para aliviar la irritación.The baby got nappy rash and the doctor suggested that I use talcum powder to soothe the irritation.
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escaldar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to scald
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to get burned
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escaldar
transitive verb
1 (quemar) to scald; (Culin) to blanch
escaldar y pelar los tomates algunos taquitos de tocino (que se habrán escaldado previamente)
2 (rozar) to chafe; rub
3 (escarmentar) to teach a lesson
4 [+metal] to make red-hot
pronominal verb
escaldarse
1 (quemarse) to scald o.s.; get scalded
2 (rozarse) to chafe; [+bebé] to get nappy rash
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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