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See the entry forquemado.
Past participle ofquemar.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (scorched)
a. burned (by fire or the sun)
Ayer fui a la playa y tengo la espalda totalmente quemada.Yesterday I went to the beach and my back is completely burned.
b. burnt (by fire or the sun)
Consiguió apagar el fuego pero tiene las manos quemadas.He managed to put out the fire but his hands are burnt.
c. scalded (by boiling water)
Pon la zona de piel quemada bajo el agua fría de la canilla durante cinco minutos.Hold the scalded skin under cool tap water for five minutes.
2. (culinary)
a. burned
El pescado estaba crudo y las papas estaban quemadas.The fish was raw and the potatoes were burned.
b. burnt
Tú dices que el filete está muy hecho, pero yo a eso lo llamo estar quemado.You say it's a well done steak, but that's what I call a burnt steak.
3. (bronzed)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. tanned
¡Te ves muy quemado! - Estuve cuatro semanas en las playas de Acapulco.You look so tanned! - I spent four weeks on the beach in Acapulco.
4. (too much seen or heard)
a. overexposed
Muchos actores están quemados de tanta publicidad como hacen.Many actors are overexposed by appearing in so many ads.
b. overplayed (song)
Es una canción quemada. Yo elegiría otra de un artista contemporáneo.That's an overplayed song. I would choose another one by a contemporary artist.
5. (exhausted)
a. burned-out
Si sigues trabajando así, vas a acabar quemado.If you go on working like that you'll end up being burned-out.
b. burnt-out
He estado haciendo muchas horas extras y estoy quemado.I've been doing a lot of overtime and I'm burnt-out.
6. (demotivated)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. disenchanted
Llevo solo dos años haciendo este trabajo y ya estoy quemado.I've been doing this work for just two years and I'm already disenchanted.
7. (annoyed)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. fed up
Los componentes de bandas musicales suelen acabar quemados unos con otros.Members of musical bands usually end up being fed up with each other.
b. sick and tired
Su indecisión me tiene quemado. O él o yo.I'm sick and tired of her indecision. Either him or me.
8. (unfortunate)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. unlucky
Se cortó la luz justo cuando la batería del portátil murió. ¡Cómo se puede ser tan quemado!The power went out just when my laptop battery died. How can I be so unlucky!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (por fuego)
a. burnt
2. (por agua hirviendo)
a. scalded
3. (por electricidad)
a. burnt-out
4. (bronceado)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. tanned
5. (colloquial)
estar quemadoto be burnt-out
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1 (por fuego, sol) burned; burnt
llegó muy quemado de la playa he got back really burned o burnt from the beach; esto sabe a quemado this tastes burned o burnt; aquí huele a quemado there's a smell of burning in here
2 (desprestigiado)
se le considera un político ya quemado he's regarded as a political has-been; ya está quemado como futbolista he's had it as a footballer (familiar); un artista quemado por salir demasiado en televisión an artist who has become overexposed through being on television too much
un político quemado por los últimos escándalos tras las elecciones a John Major se le consideraba un dirigente ya quemado un jugador ya quemado que no llegará a obtener ningún otro contacto sustancioso con un club importante
3 (harto) sick and tired (familiar)
está muy quemado porque siempre le encargan a él los peores trabajos
la vecina me tiene quemado I've had it up to here with the woman next door (familiar); I'm sick and tired of the woman next door (familiar); estar quemado con algo to be sick and tired of sth (familiar)
todos los jugadores están muy quemados con el entrenador porque siempre se leeva él las felicitaciones y ellos no parecen contar para nada
4 (Latinoamérica) (bronceado) tanned
5 (Chile) (falto de suerte) unlucky
nací quemado I was born unlucky; es tan quemado el pobre he's such an unlucky guy (familiar)
1 (acto) burning; (Med) cauterization
2 (Latinoamérica) burnt field
3 quemados (heridos) burn victims
los quemados evolucionan favorablemente the burn victims are making good progress
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