flaming
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flaming(
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mihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (on fire)
a. llameante
The runner came through the city bearing the flaming torch.La corredora pasó por la ciudad con la antorcha llameante.
b. en llamas (invariable)
The fireman emerged from the flaming building with the baby wrapped in a towel, safe and sound.El bombero salió del edificio en llamas con el bebé envuelto en una toalla sano y salvo.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(bright)
a. encendido
It's not uncommon to see people with flaming red hair in the north of Spain.Es bastante común ver a personas con el pelo de un rojo encendido en el norte de España.
3. (passionate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm a capitalist, and while Eugenio is a flaming communist, we always enjoy our political discussions.Yo soy capitalista y aunque Eugenio es un comunista consumado, siempre disfrutamos de nuestros debates.
Sometimes, there's just no way for Abigail to control that flaming temper of hers.A veces no hay manera de que Abigail controle ese carácter violento que tiene.
4.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(stereotypically gay)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Look at how that singer's dressed; he's clearly a flaming homosexual.Mira cómo va vestido el cantante ese; se nota a la legua que es homosexual.
You might not know that John is gay, but Ralph is just flaming.Es difícil darse cuenta de que John es gay, pero Ralph es gay gay.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used for emphasis) (United Kingdom)
a. maldito
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Someone ought to call the police on those flaming louts.Alguien debería denunciar a la policía a esos malditos patanes.
b. condenado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This flaming doorknob keeps coming off!¡Este condenado pomo no deja de caerse de la puerta!
c. pinche
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I don't want to go to maths. It's a flaming bore.No quiero ir a mates. Es una pinche lata.
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flaming
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (burning)
a. en llamas
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
in a flaming temperenfurecido(a)
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. maldito(a) (for emphasis)
b. pinche
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
c. bendito(a) (River Plate)
he's got a flaming cheek¡qué jeta que tiene el tipo!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
don't be so flaming stupid¡mira que eres bobo!
it was flaming expensivefue caro del copón, mucho muy caro, recaro
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flaming [ˈfleɪmɪŋ]
adjective
1 [+torch] llameante; [+vehicle] en llamas
2 [+red, orange] encendido
she had flaming red hair tenía el pelo de un rojo encendido
3 (Britain) (furious)
we had a flaming row tuvimos una acalorada discusión
4 condenado (informal); maldito (informal)
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