Spanish translation of 'burning'
1. (= singeing)
there’s a smell of burning huele a quemado
I can smell burning huelo a quemado
2. (= setting on fire) quema f
the burning (down) of the Embassy during the riots la quema de la embajada durante los disturbios
1. (= on fire)
[building, forest] en llamas
[coals, flame] ardiente
the burning bush (Bible) la zarza ardiente ⧫ la zarza que ardía sin consumirse
2. (= hot)
[sun] abrasador ⧫ ardiente
[face, skin] ardiendo
[thirst, fever] abrasador
[sensation] de ardor ⧫ de escozor
they drank some water to cool their burning throats bebieron agua para refrescar sus ardientes gargantas
with a burning face (through embarrassment, shame) con la cara ardiendo de vergüenza
3. (= intense)
[desire, passion, eyes] ardiente
[ambition] que quema
[question, topic] candente
burning hot, his forehead was burning hot su frente estaba ardiendo
don’t touch that, it’s burning hot! ¡no toques eso! ¡está ardiendo!
phew, it’s burning hot today! ¡uf! ¡hoy hace un calor abrasador!
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Example Sentences Including 'burning'
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On this detour we saw a whole village burning.Broken Lives (1993)
Land reform is not a burning issue for most of us.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The best panel show on telly bar none answers these and other burning questions in a tremendous festive special.The Sun (2016)
They've got a burning desire that eats away at them.The Sun (2017)
We could smell burning wires.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
You just feel the burning eyes and take the bid.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
All this jumpers and goalposts scrabbling belies a club burning with ambition.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Each season it looks lost and each season something stirs inside a dressing room largely detached from the burning desire of the heartbeat of the club's support.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Retirement is most definitely on the agenda and it is fuelling his burning ambition to become a manager.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You may not have realised this was one of the burning issues of the day.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
A photograph showing him crouched with a gun in the burning building made him a nationalist pin-up.The Sun (2016)
And the one burning question left is when is the next series?The Sun (2016)
Derbyshire fire service said that two people from the burning property and another further three residents from neighbouring flats were rescued.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Hackers in that case launched a virus that erased swathes of data from the company's computers and replaced it with an image of a burning American flag.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He managed to tug his leg free and escape the burning building.The Sun (2009)
Immigration has again become one of the burning issues.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Or he might just say something about burning cakes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Saved a kitten from a burning building?The Sun (2013)
The burning question of the night.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The main reason so many voted Leave was because of one burning issue - immigration.The Sun (2016)
The obsessive desire to stop burning coal has overwhelmed common sense.The Sun (2016)
There is no smell of burning flesh.The Sun (2016)
This man won a medal for rescuing people from a burning plane.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
When you push the liquid into your stomach you feel a burning sensation.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You can almost smell burning fuel in your nostrils.The Sun (2007)
You have to keep the fire burning and this has definitely rekindled our spark.The Sun (2016)
His endorsement fanned my flickering fantasy into a burning desire.Christianity Today (2000)
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'burning' in Other Languages
British English: burning ADJECTIVE
hot You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.
...the burning desert of Central Asia.
British English: burning ADJECTIVE
interest If you have a burning interest in something or a burning desire to do something, you are extremely interested in it or want to do it very much.
I had a burning ambition to become a journalist.
Translation of burning from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary