Translation of "hot" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /hɒt/ us /hɑt/ comparative hotter, superlative hottest

A1 very warm

caliente, caluroso
a hot summer’s day
a hot drink
→ Opposite cold adj
to be/feel hot

A1 to feel very warm

tener calor
I’m too hot in this jacket.
→ Opposite cold adj

B1 Hot food contains strong spices that cause a burning feeling in your mouth.

The sauce is very hot – be careful!
→ Opposite mild

(Translation of “hot” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /hot/

having or causing a great deal of heat

a hot oven
That water is hot.

very warm

caluroso, cálido (día); acalorado
a hot day
Running makes me feel hot.

(of food) having a sharp, burning taste

a hot curry.

easily made angry

fuerte; colérico
a hot temper.

recent; fresh

reciente; (noticias) frescas
hot news.
hotly adverb

eagerly; quickly

muy de cerca; con ahínco
The thieves were hotly pursued by the police.

angrily; passionately

The accusations were hotly denied.
hot air noun

boastful words, promises that will not be kept etc

palabras al aire
Most of what he said was just hot air.
hot-air balloon noun

a large balloon that is filled with hot air and has a basket attached below it for carrying passengers.

globo aerostático
hot-blooded adjective

passionate; having strong feelings

apasionado, ardiente
hot-blooded young men.
hot dog noun

a hot sausage sandwich.

perrito caliente
hotfoot adverb

in a great hurry

corriendo, con mucha prisa, a toda velocidad
He arrived hotfoot from the meeting.
hothead noun

a hotheaded person

impetuoso, exaltado, impulsivo
Some local hotheads had caused a fight in a bar.
hotheaded adjective

easily made angry; inclined to act suddenly and without sufficient thought

impetuoso, impulsivo
a hot-headed young man.
hothouse noun

a glass-house kept warm for growing plants in

He grows orchids in his hothouse.
hot-plate noun

the part of a cooker on which food is heated for cooking.

hornillo, placa de cocina

a portable heated plate of metal etc for keeping plates of food etc hot.

hot-water bottle noun

a rubber container that you fill with hot water and put in a bed to keep it warm.

bolsa de agua caliente
be in the hot seat

to hold an important position which involves having to make important decisions.

estar en el banquillo de los acusados
be in hot water ( get into hot water)

to be in or get into trouble

estar/meterse en problemas
He got into hot water when he was caught cheating in an exam.
hot up phrasal verb (past tense, past participle hotted)

to increase; to become more exciting etc

animarse, ponerse caliente
The race is beginning to hot up.
in hot pursuit

chasing as fast as one can

pisándole los talones
The thief ran off, with the shopkeeper in hot pursuit.
like hot cakes

very quickly

como rosquillas
These books are selling like hot cakes.

(Translation of “hot” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)