kindle

USAGE NOTE
This word must begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 5).
kindle(
kihn
-
duhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to light)
a. encender (a fire)
A young maid was kindling a fire in the hearth.Una criada joven encendía el fuego en la chimenea.
It's getting cold and I can't manage to kindle the fire.Está comenzando a hacer frío y no puedo encender la fogata.
b. prender (a fire)
John knew how to kindle a fire using only twigs and a magnifying glass.John sabía prender fuego usando solo ramitas y una lupa.
c. prender fuego a
Having kindled the paper and wood, Sophie put some coal on the fire.Después de prender fuego a la madera, Sophie añadió el carbón.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to arouse)
a. despertar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Mr. Brown was a wonderful teacher who kindled my interest in history.El señor Brown era un profesor estupendo que despertó en mí el interés por la historia.
b. encender
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
It was a trip to Paris that kindled Peter's passion for architecture.Fue un viaje a París lo que encendió la pasión de Peter por la arquitectura.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to burn)
a. prender
The fire was kindling under the wood.El fuego prendía bajo la madera.
b. encenderse
Look! The twigs are beginning to kindle.¡Mira! Las ramitas empiezan a encenderse.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be aroused)
a. despertarse
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Jealousy kindled in Simon when he saw how happy Matthew and Dawn were.La envidia se despertó en Simon cuando vio lo felices que eran Matthew y Dawn.
b. encenderse
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Hope began to kindle in Joanna as she saw the soldiers going away.Una chispa de esperanza se encendió en Joanna al ver partir a los soldados.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5.
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
(e-reader)
a. el Kindle
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
How many books do you have on your Kindle?¿Cuántos libros tienes en el Kindle?
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kindle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (flame, fire)
a. encender
b. prender
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (emotions)
a. despertar
kindle [ˈkɪndl]
transitive verb
[+wood] prender fuego a; [+fire] encender; [+emotion, interest] despertar; suscitar;
intransitive verb
[+wood, fire] prender; encenderse; (with emotion) despertarse;
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