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ansia

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ansia(
ahn
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syah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (strong desire)
a. yearning
El ansia de libertad guiaba nuestras acciones.Our yearning for freedom guided our actions.
b. longing
Estar rodeada de una multitud no saciaba sus ansias de compañía.Being surrounded by a crowd didn't satisfy her longing for companionship.
c. thirst
Viajé a la India para satisfacer mis ansias de aventura.I traveled to India to satisfy my thirst for adventure.
d. lust
Las ansias de poder no son un buen consejero.The lust for power is not a good counselor.
2. (nervousness)
a. anxiety
No puedo esperar más. El ansia de no saber los resultados me está matando.I cannot wait any longer. The anxiety over getting the results is killing me.
3. (dread)
a. fear
El ansia de perder el trabajo no la deja dormir por las noches.Her fear of losing her job keeps her awake at night.
4. (angst)
a. anguish
Al despertarse por las mañanas, sentía un ansia profunda, sin causa aparente.When she woke up in the mornings, she felt deep anguish, for no apparent reason.
5. (gluttony)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No comas con tanta ansia, que nadie te va a quitar la comida de las manos.Don't wolf down your food like that. Nobody is going to take it away from you.
Se bebió el agua con verdadera ansia.She drank the water very thirstily.
ansias
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(medicine)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. nausea
Las ansias me pasaron al desayunar.The nausea stopped when I had some breakfast.
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ansia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (afán)
a. longing, yearning
2. (ansiedad)
a. anxiousness
3. (angustia)
a. anguish
ansiassickness, nausea
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ansia
1 (anhelo) yearning; longing
ansia de libertad/amor yearning o longing for freedom/love; ansia de poder/riqueza/conocimiento/aventura thirst for power/wealth/knowledge/adventure; el ansia de superación the will to outdo oneself; el ansia de vivir la ayudó a recuperarse the will to live helped her to recover; el ansia de placeres the desire for pleasure; tenía ansias de verla he was yearning o longing to see her; comer con ansia to eat ravenously; beber con ansia to drink thirstily; besarse con ansia to kiss hungrily; mirar con ansia a algn to look longingly at sb
2 (ansiedad) anxiety; worry; (angustia) anguish
3 ansias (náuseas) nausea
singular
; (s)
tener ansias to feel sick o nauseous
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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