fever
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fever(
fi
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vuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (temperature)
a. la fiebre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mom felt my forehead to check to see if I had a fever.Mamá me tocó la frente para ver si tenía fiebre.
b. la calentura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you have a fever over 105 degrees, you should go to the hospital.Si tienes una calentura de más de 105 grados, debes ir al hospital.
2. (excitement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Election fever has taken over the whole country.El país entero está absorto en las elecciones.
The music spread a dancing fever amongst the crowd.La música difundió unas ganas de bailar a la multitud.
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fever
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. la fiebre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to have a fevertener fiebre
excitement had risen to fever pitchlos ánimos estaban muy exaltados
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fever [ˈfiːvəʳ]
noun
1 (disease, high temperature) fiebre (f); calentura (f); (LAm)
he has a fever tiene fiebre; a bout of fever un ataque de fiebre; a slight/high fever un poco de/mucha fiebre
2
the gambling fever la fiebre del juego; a fever of excitement/impatience una emoción/impaciencia febril; she's in a fever about the party la fiesta la tiene muy alterada
modifier
fever pitch (n)
it reached fever pitch se puso al rojo vivo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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