caliente

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin calēnte, singular ablative of calēns, present participle of caleō.

Adjective[edit]

caliente

  1. hot

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin calēnte, singular ablative of calēns, present participle of caleō.

Adjective[edit]

caliente m, f ‎(plural calientes)

  1. hot, warm (exhibiting heat or warmth)
  2. hot, (close to find or guess something)
  3. (slang) horny (sexually aroused)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The correct translation for ‘to feel hot’ is tener calor, not ‘estar caliente.’
  • Caliente never means spicy, pungent, orally stimulating; translations of these terms are picante (all), picoso, picosa (only for spicy).
  • For the sense of sexually appealing, see candente.

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

caliente

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of calentar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of calentar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of calentar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of calentar.

Related terms[edit]