Translation of "sun" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /sʌn/ us /sʌn/
the sun

the large, bright star that shines in the sky during the day and gives light and heat to the earth

el sol

A1 the light and heat that comes from the sun

I can’t sit in the sun for too long.

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


noun /san/

the round body in the sky that gives light and heat to the earth

The Sun is nearly 150 million kilometres away from the Earth.

any of the fixed stars

Do other suns have planets revolving round them?

light and heat from the sun; sunshine

We sat in the sun
In Britain they don’t get enough sun
The sun has faded the curtains.
sunless adjective

without sun, or lacking sunlight

sin sol
a sunless room.
sunny adjective (comparative sunnier, superlative sunniest)

filled with sunshine

sunny weather.

cheerful and happy

The child has a sunny nature.
sunniness noun

the sunniness of her smile.
sunbathe verb

to lie or sit in the sun, especially wearing few clothes, in order to get a suntan

tomar el sol
She’s sunbathing by the pool.
sunbeam noun

a ray of the sun.

rayo de sol
sunbed noun

a bedlike structure on which a person lies under ultraviolet lamps to get a suntan

A hard-hitting national campaign warning young women about the cancer dangers of sunbeds will be launched today.

a long folding chair which a person lies on while sunbathing, for example on a beach or beside a swimming pool; sun lounger

It costs 5 euros to hire a sunbed for a day on the beach.
sunburn noun

the brown or red colour/color of the skin caused by exposure to the sun’s rays.

(rojo) quemadura de sol; bronceado
sunburned adjective ( sunburnt)

quemado por el sol; tostado, bronceado
sunburnt faces.
sun cream noun

a cream that you rub into your skin to protect it from the harmful rays of the sun which may burn it

Crema Solar
Make sure you put plenty of sun cream on.
sundial noun

a device, usually in a garden, for telling time from the shadow of a rod or plate on its surface cast by the sun.

reloj de sol
sundown noun

(especially American) sunset.

puesta de sol
sunflower noun

a type of large yellow flower with petals like rays of the sun, from whose seeds we get oil.

sunglasses noun plural

glasses of dark-coloured/-colored glass or plastic to protect the eyes in bright sunlight.

gafas de sol
sunlight noun

the light of the sun

luz del sol
The cat was sitting in a patch of sunlight.
sunlit adjective

lighted up by the sun

soleado, iluminado por el sol
a sunlit room.
sunrise noun

the rising of the sun in the morning, or the time of this

salida del sol, alba, amanecer
We got up at sunrise.
sunset noun

the setting of the sun, or the time of this

puesta de sol, crepúsculo
the red glow of the sunset.
sunshade noun

a type of umbrella for sheltering a person from the sun; a parasol.

sombrilla, parasol
sunshine noun

the light of the sun

luz del sol
The children were playing in the sunshine.

cheerfulness or happiness.

alegría, jovialidad
sunspot noun

a dark spot that temporarily appears, usually in groups, on the sun’s surface

Mancha Solar
Sunspots appear dark because they are cooler than the rest of the surface of the sun, but they are in fact extremely bright.

(informal) a sunny place that is a popular holiday/vacation destination

Zona Popular
The Dominican Republic is known worldwide for its white sands and luxury resorts, and is a popular sunspot for tourists.
sunstroke noun

(medical) a serious illness caused by being in very hot sunshine for too long.

suntan noun

a brown colour/color of the skin caused by exposure to the sun

I’m trying to get a suntan.
catch the sun

to become sunburnt.

dar el sol a una persona, coger el sol a una persona (te ha cogido el sol), broncearse, ponerse moreno
under the sun

in the whole world

bajo el sol, del mundo
I’m sure that he must have visited every country under the sun.

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