Translation of desire in Spanish:


deseo, n.

Pronunciation: /dəˈzaɪ(ə)r//dɪˈzʌɪə/


  • 1

    deseo masculine
    anhelo masculine literary
    his greatest / heart's desire su deseo ferviente
    • a desire for sth deseos de algo
    • a desire to + inf
    • he expressed a desire to see his family dijo que tenía deseos de ver a su familia
    • I have no real desire to go into business no me entusiasma la idea de dedicarme a los negocios
    • We have very strong feelings, desires and attachments and expectations.
    • He raised substantive issues and demonstrated a strong desire to get involved in the public government system.
    • These wishes and desires are even expressed in popular music.
    • They don't seem to be listening with regard to the desire of the public to maintain guaranteed benefits.
    • They enjoy subjects and activities in which they excel, and they take much notice of the desires and wishes of their parents and teachers.
    • Given the strong desires of those who wish to maintain the status quo, however, the plan faces an uphill battle before being adopted.
    • The film's devastating ending carries more than a hint of a death wish, a terrible desire to cross that final boundary and become one with the animals he loved more than any human.
    • But when they do this on the eve of elections, it is difficult to believe they are motivated by a genuine desire to serve the public.
    • He also wished to awaken the desire to dance within the audience.
    • The freedom to share yourself, that is, your passions, your fears, your secret desires, your wishes with others is one of the greatest treasures of mankind.
    • Now I find it extremely difficult to express myself before them, tell them my problems, my wishes and my desires.
    • When film stars join politics out of strong commitment or a genuine desire to do public good, their credibility is intact.
    • Like many academics in recent years, he was consumed by the desire to become a public intellectual.
    • You're a bit of a free spirit, love variety, and have a strong desire to live life to the fullest.
    • This is a complex form of addiction as you will have a strong desire to smoke, even if you wish to stop.
    • Every time something goes wrong within a public service there is a strong desire to find out why, to legislate and prevent the problem arising again.
    • Is it due to a genuine desire to enter public life and shape policies or for ulterior reasons?
    • But it also heard of a public desire for resident doctors to be based at the hospital around the clock.
    • Imagination, he says, ‘lets us wander through the jungle of our own wishes and desires.’
    • And it is in the recognition of the desires, wishes, and hopes of the majority of those who vote that one can begin to understand the outcome of this election.
  • 2

    deseo masculine
    • A typical feeling in such a state is the inability to experience sexual desire, captured in this song as well.
    • Such women are mostly presented as sexless in that once their family is complete, they appear to lose all sexual desire and physical charm.
    • It seems to me extremely likely that he would have some desire, some sexual desire.
    • It's against the notion that things calm down when we get older, when philosophy is supposed to kick in - that the body, the heart and sexual desire develop and age in the same way.
    • However, sexual desire is sexual desire; does it turn off simply because you are in a loving, intimate relationship?
    • Mars is our source of aggression and anger, but also our source of sexual passion and desire.
    • Fortunately, today there are lots of options for keeping a woman's sexual desire strong.
    • Jung preferred a libido where the sheer will to live substituted for sexual desire as the main driving force.
    • It was a bond strong enough to drown any sexual desire between us.
    • It is said that sexual desire is like an inner fire.
    • A strong sexual desire, it was contended, should be recognised as a sign of health and energy, both for the individual and for society.
    • Longing, sexual desire, emotional emptiness and instability run rampant.
    • They are not given the freedom to express themselves and tap into their embodiment of sexual desire through positive social vehicles like film.
    • When panderers to sexual desire frequent a location, other appetite providers will follow.
    • Sexual desire is sexual desire, and under pressure the usual direction of preference may break down.
    • This evening we're talking about female desire and sexual dysfunction.
    • He said that couples should discuss anything that curb's the man's regular sexual activity, which was not caused by a decrease in sexual desire.
    • Worldly ambition and sexual desire deflected him from the true path.
    • Medicines can also affect sexual drive and desire, or cause problems with ejaculation and orgasm.
    • From her earliest student shorts, repressed sexual desire has been a consistent undercurrent in the New Zealander's work.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (approval/happiness/success) desear
    it is to be desired es de desear
    • his conduct leaves a great deal to be desired su conducta deja mucho que desear
  • 2desired past p

    to have the desired effect producir el efecto deseado
    • cut the wood to the desired length corte la madera a la medida deseada
  • 3formal

    rogar formal
    solicitar formal
    to desire sb to + inf rogar(le) a algn que + subj
  • 4

    (lust after)
    (person) desear