Translation of air in Spanish:


aire, n.

Pronunciation: /ɛː//ɛr/


  • 1

    aire masculine
    (mass/chamber/bubble) (before noun) de aire
    (temperature) del aire
    (route/attack) aéreo
    (pollution) de la atmósfera
    open the window to let some air in abre la ventana para que entre un poco de aire
    • I let the air out of his tires le desinflé los neumáticos
    • let's go out to get some fresh air salgamos a tomar el fresco
    • sea air aire de mar
    • the air was thick with smoke la atmósfera estaba cargada de humo
    • their shouts filled the air se oían sus gritos por todas partes
    • all the birds of the air todas las aves del cielo
    • to take to the air alzar / levantar el vuelo
    • to rise into the air subir
    • to go by air ir en avión
    • to send sth by air mandar / enviar algo por avión
    • a change of air un cambio de aire(s)
    • the air was blue
    • he dropped the hammer on his toe and the air was blue se le cayó el martillo en el pie y empezó a echar sapos y culebras
    • to be in the air (uncertain, undecided) estar en el aire
    • there is something in the air se respira algo en el ambiente
    • revolution was in the air corrían vientos de revolución
    • spring is in the air se respiran aires primaverales
    • to leave sth in the air dejar algo en el aire / en suspenso
    • to be up in the air (uncertain, undecided) estar en el aire
    • to clear the air despejar el ambiente
    • to go up in the air subirse por las paredes
    • to live on air vivir del aire
    • to take the air (salir a) tomar el fresco
    • to vanish / disappear into thin air desaparecer
    • you never see her name in the newspapers now, she's just disappeared into thin air ya no sale más en los periódicos, es como si se la hubiera tragado la tierra
    • to walk / tread on air estar / sentirse en las nubes
    • Defeat came from air superiority in the west and numerical superiority in the east.
    • As I rested day after day in the sun, breathing the fresh air, God slowly turned my life around.
    • Oxygen is heavier than air, so it can collect in low areas, such as the lower airway.
    • It is one of the ugliest cities I've ever seen, from the air.
    • It is a natural process for a fire to draw in air to consume its oxygen.
    • Exposing the fabric to the oxygen in air and heating it for a while changes the molecules back to indigo.
    • It has since been implemented at all the air logistics centers, albeit in a limited capacity.
    • At the time no one realized that this was the aircraft which would win the air war over the Pacific.
    • When in doubt, it doesn't hurt to err on the safe side and add air or nitrogen to your tires.
    • The plant leaves suck pollution out of the air and cool the rooftop and surrounding air considerably.
    • At almost 5,000 ft, it is surrounded by rarefied air, seductive silence and dreamy peaks.
    • The most familiar cause of hypoxic hypoxia is the low oxygen content of air at high altitude.
    • He wrestled her arm away long enough to gasp a few precious seconds of air from the surface before going under.
    • Why do we have to leave our cities and towns to breathe fresh air?
    • My body heat rose to my face in the cool, stale bus air.
    • Nimitz knew that the battle that would ensue would involve aircraft and air supremacy.
    • The ban is meant to boost air quality by reducing smoke.
    • It was the third major air disaster involving aircraft flying in or out of the airport in the space of eight years.
    • The chilled air surrounded him as he trudged off towards his car parked only a few feet away.
    • The air sizzled as oxygen was greedily consumed by the roiling ball of fire.
    • Beat the butter into the chocolate and cream, trying not to get any air into the mixture.
    • The water pushed her upwards, though, and soon she was back on the surface, gasping for air.
    • To facilitate the customer you need to have access by road, by air and by the normal routes.
    • The surface tension of water is increased, and even the density of air surrounding the Earth ebbs and flows like the tides in the sea.
    • As we were taxiing out to the strip I saw some air activity east of the field.
    • They suffocated and strangled me simultaneously, and I had to fight to surface for air.
    • Hence, toxic substances in air can easily reach the lung and produce harmful effects locally and in other organs.
    • Most victims were long gone, to hospitals or morgues, and their attackers were as invisible as air.
    • It seemed many long minutes before Giles came back up for air.
    • What seems like winter cold symptoms can often be allergic reactions to dust and fungus in stale, heated indoor air.
    • The soybean takes nitrogen from air in the soil and fixes it in nodules on its roots.
    • She once again inhaled the autumn air and then jumped back in her car.
    • There was a hole in the floor through which poured a festive mixture of frigid air and diesel fumes.
    • Further events followed in the afternoon including air displays and model aircraft flying.
    • In gasification, crushed coal is reacted with steam and either air or pure oxygen.
    • Before long, the hot air inside the balloon is less dense than the cool air that surrounds it.
    • I do believe that being able to breathe fresh mountain air, see the sea or green hills all the time does a lot for one's spirit.
    • The Convention provides an exclusive legal framework for the settlement of disputes arising out of the international carriage of goods (and passengers) by air.
    • I stood on the precipice gulping air, awestruck.
    • After being locked down for so long it will be exhilarating to exit my cell and to breathe the fresh desert air.
    • When I emerged from the ground I felt the warm breeze of the evening on my face and took my first breaths of fresh air.
    • The engine is normal and the mixture of air / fuel is right when the color of the plug is tan.
    • Whatever he became in that no-man's land he was a ghost, invisible as air.
    • Information was a major enabler of this strike and of the air campaign that followed.
    • In a world in which air travel would continue to become cheaper, tourism here had to build on quality.
    • Children from far away cities came here for summer camps to breathe the sea air and eat fresh fish.
    • A new study shows air pollution in some national parks is so bad it rivals the smog in major cities.
    • Breathing fresh air is vital, so get outdoors as much as possible.
    • The quest for offensive power did its part to make the loss of air superiority permanent.
    • He had seen enough and was having trouble breathing because the air was thin.
    • We never closed the curtains and were consistently surrounded by light and air.
    • This success led to an order directing all military airfields to have an air ambulance.
    • The bad news for air travelers is that in the long term, fares are bound to increase.
    • Automobile exhaust fumes have become a major contributor to air pollution globally.
    • Bomber Command's air offensive against Germany was one of the epic campaigns of World War II.
    • The government started also bombing us from above, from the air.
    • Six weeks on people were beginning to come back to air travel.
    • For many, the north shore still holds the allure of country life with historic towns, cleaner air and a slower pace of life.
    • Suppose the world population is housed, educated and fed and wants air travel on tap?
    • They are searching in cars, on foot and from the air.
    • In the 17th century popular ballads were sung to the traditional airs; these were published in great numbers during the 18th century.
    • Helena Bell gave a first class performance of Celtic airs and received a very warm applause.
    • The talented Dordan group has won widespread acclaim for their unique sound - a blend of lively traditional jigs and reels, haunting slow airs, traditional songs along with mazurkas, sonatinas and waltzes.
    • Expect to hear a varied repertoire of original tunes and airs along with a choice of songs by Irish singer-songwriters and composers arranged by this dynamic duo.
    • He also laments, though in milder terms, the old-world style of Bach's choruses and airs.
    • All of the heroes that is, except for the heroes of the airs… of the winds.
    • Light winds make finding carp that much harder, so let's just take a look at a few ways of hopefully getting on fish when light airs are the order of the day.
    • In the light airs, the crews must step gingerly around the boat to retain boatspeed.
    • Sailing performance is very respectable particularly in light to moderate air.
    • From the mobile start line near the east shore north of Hen Holme, the fleet of 12 yachts spread out across the lake in light airs.
    • From the mobile start line north of Rough Holme, Naiad got away well in the light south-westerly airs and reached the windward mark at Claife with a narrow lead.
    • They've had sea swells of 40 metres and snow, followed by light airs.
  • 2

    Television Radio
    to be on air/on the air estar al aire Chile Mexico
    • he's on (the) air twice a week su programa se emite dos veces por semana
    • the station is on (the) air 24 hours a day la emisora transmite / emite las 24 horas del día
    • to come / go on air/on the air salir en antena
    • we go off (the) air at 12 cerramos la emisión a las 12
    • the transmission suddenly went off (the) air la transmisión se interrumpió de repente
  • 3

    • 3.1(manner, look, atmosphere)

      aire masculine
      an air of mystery un aire de misterio
      • an aristocratic air cierto aire / aspecto aristocrático
      • The reason was the absolute perfection of her appearance and her air of invincible superiority.
      • The painting lent an air of quality to the other items on the mantel, all inexpensive purchases.
      • The whitewashed walls gave it an air of space and light, despite the lack of windows.
      • But they're sending your confidential data over the air through a broadcast system.
      • A goatee instantly adds an air of distinguished maturity to one's appearance.
      • More than anything else, this wretched film has about it an intense air of unreality.
      • There seems to be an air of unreality, as though the war were a million miles away.
      • The idea that comes to my mind is to do a TV show, but to do it strictly online rather than over the air.
      • His malapropisms and good old boy manner give him the air of a simpleton, and yet he's not.
      • It added an air of eeriness and unreality to the situation that made Joe feel sick to the pit of his stomach.
      • The questions even became a shade less hostile as his new air of poise impressed the panel.
      • A big crowd had come and there was a certain air of hope - even if at times it appeared a little forced.
      • Their administrative overhaul and strong recruiting lent an air of excitement to the holiday sunshine.
      • He is about 41, with iron grey hair, round glasses, and a faint air of irony.
      • For the moment though, an air of normality appeared to be returning to Istanbul.
      • In a way, their story is much more interesting for the deliberate air of mystique they cultivate.
      • A faint air of hopelessness overcomes McWhorter as our conversation winds down.
      • An air of mystery surrounds plans being drawn up for a new road that will cut out the bad bends at the notorious Cononley Lane Ends.
      • In theory the network can send its logo over the air - as with a Nokia phone - in practice they won't.
      • Rather, the American industrial and technological scene is endowed with an air of epic grandeur.
      • If Roux carries with him an air of grandeur - and I do detect just a whiff - well, perhaps he can be forgiven for it.
      • When they come through here on the way to Europe they have a gay, free, happy air.
      • Cameron, cast against type, has to subvert his usually dignified air to portray a crooked and downbeat wastrel.
      • There's an air of calm about the place, an aura of tranquillity.

    • 3.2(affectations)

      (masculine plural) aires
      to put on/give oneself airs mandarse las partes Southern Cone informal
      • airs and graces afectación
      • In any case, Byrne, who has been acting professionally since she was 13, isn't the type to put on airs.
      • She is always the same whether you meet her at private dinner parties or big public occasions: she has absolutely no ' airs ' to her.
      • The main reason I feel this is that when you date, pretense and airs are, well, up in the air.
      • Lady Catherine is one of the main offenders, her airs, arrogance and pride are fuelled by other characters like Mr Collins.
      • Rosalinda, who was also invited to Prince Orlofsky's party, arrives there, masked, affecting the airs of a Hungarian countess.
      • Next time you pick up the phone, ask yourself whether you tend to put on any artificial airs and start from there.
      • Beth didn't put on airs, and she liked people who were the same way.
      • I have not slept in a solid bed for three weeks, you haughty wench, and I'll not have your condescending airs and your reproachful glances!
      • There were no celeb airs about him.
      • In other words, they - most of the people that are very successful in life - put on airs.
      • He is the prince of a southern political family, but without unusual arrogance or over-the-top airs of entitlement.
      • She affects no artistic airs and harbours few highfalutin’ notions about the mystique or cultural sanctity of opera.
      • Alice's sharp wit and blunt pronouncements could be intimidating, but if you didn't put on airs and weren't a fool, she was fiercely loyal and endlessly forgiving.
      • But then again, he had never been one to put on airs.
      • Not for her the tendency to put on airs and throwing star tantrums.
      • She didn't seem to put on airs or act as if she was better then him.
      • But she does not put on airs, as other girls do; she is quite natural and - though, I must admit, not my personal favourite - a lovely person.

  • 4

    aire masculine
  • 5literary

    brisa feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (linen/clothes) airear
    (linen/clothes) orear
    (bed/room) ventilar
    (room/bed) airear
  • 2

    (grievance/opinion) manifestar
    (grievance/opinion) ventilar
    he likes to air his knowledge le gusta hacer alarde de sus conocimientos
  • 3US

    (program) transmitir
    (program) emitir

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (sheets/clothes) ventilarse
    (clothes/sheets) airearse
    (clothes/sheets) orearse
    he hung the clothes out to air colgó la ropa para que se ventilara / aireara / oreara
  • 2US

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