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candela
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candela(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (cylinder of wax)
a. candle
Apagó la candela y se durmió.She blew out the candle and went to sleep.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(flame to light something)
a. light
¿Me das candela para encender el cigarro?Do you have a light for my cigarette?
3. (flames)
a. fire
Me acerqué a la candela para calentarme.I moved closer to the fire to warm myself.
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candela
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vela)
a. candle
2. (colloquial)
a. light
3. (fuego)
a. fire
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candela
1 (vela) candle; (candelero) candlestick; (Física) candle power
en candela (Náutica) vertical
acabársele la candela a algn
se le acabó la candela he snuffed it (muy_familiar)
arrimar candela a algn to give sb a tanning (familiar)
estar con la candela en la mano to be at death's door
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (fuego) fire; (para cigarro) light
pegar o prender candela a to set fire to; set alight
dar candela to be a nuisance
dar candela a algn to rough sb up (familiar)
Un sudaca que pasó al lado nuestro comenzó a insultarnos; no contento con eso intentó descolgar una de las pancartas de protesta. Le dimos un poquito de candela, pero nada más
3 (Botánica) blossom
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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