calentar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From caliente +‎ -ar, or less likely from a Vulgar Latin *calentāre. Compare Portuguese aquentar, Galician quentar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kalenˈtaɾ/, [kalẽn̪ˈt̪aɾ]

Verb[edit]

calentar (first-person singular present caliento, first-person singular preterite calenté, past participle calentado)

  1. (transitive) to heat (cause an increase in temperature)
    Antonym: enfriar
  2. (transitive) to turn on (arouse sexually)
  3. (transitive, intransitive) to warm up (prepare for a physical activity)

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.

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