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 fuego  fire 
 ascuas  embers 
 rescoldos  charred remains 
 rescoldos  charred ruins 
 pirómano  arsonist 
 bomberos  fire fighters 
 mangueras  hoses 
 traje de bombero  firefighter suit 
 traje de bombero  firefighter gear 
 llamas  flames 
 llamaradas  sudden blazes 
 fuego intencionado  a fire set intentionally 
 cortafuego  firebreak 
 un infierno  a blazing inferno 
 sentido del viento  wind direction 
 sentido del viento  direction of the wind 
 contratiraje  back draft 
 hospital con una unidad para pacientes que hayan sufrido quemaduras  hospital with a burn unit 
 pyromaniac  pirómano 
 forest fire  incencio forestal 
 chispa  spark 
 pavesas  burning smut 
 carbonizar  to burn to the ground 
 carbonizar  to reduce to ashes 
 calcinar  to burn 
 calcinar  to scorch 
 extintor  fire extinguisher 
 camión de bomberos  fireengine 
 fuego arrasador  wildfire 
 incendiario  incindiary 
 quemadura de primer grado  first degree burn 
 el fuego tiene dos frentes  the fire has two fronts 
 el fuego lo arrasó todo  the fire destroyed everything 
 el fuego fue iniciado  the fire was started 
 será declarada zona catastrófica  it will be declared a disaster zone 
 murieron calcinados  they were burned to death 
 murieron calcinados  they were charred to death 
 en caso de fuego  in case of fire 
 arder  to be on fire 
 quemar  to burn 
 prender fuego a  to set fire to 
 apagar un fuego  to extinguish a fire 
 apagar un fuego  to put out a fire 
 reavivar el fuego  to reawaken of a dormant fire 
 reavivar el fuego  to revive a fire 
 reavivar el fuego  to rekindle a fire 
 reavivar el fuego  to reignite a fire 
 reavivar el fuego  to restart a fire 
 controlar un fuego  to bring a fire under control 
 avivar un fuego  to fan the flames 
 incendiar  to light on fire 
 incendiar  to set on fire 
 encender un fuego  to start a fire 
 avivar un fuego  to fan the flames 
 cerilloNM  match 
 cerillaNF  match 
 fósforoNM  match 
 mecheroNM  lighter 
 encendedorNM  lighter 
 incendioNM  fire 


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Old September 08, 2009, 03:05 AM
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And. (I haven't been able to find that abbreviation in the RAE, I guess it means Andalucía, but I never heard "cerillo" in Andalucía ).
¿Andes (es decir, países andinos)?
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@pjt: no, it's not Andes... "Andalucía" is the right meaning for "And." in RAE's website... but it wouldn't be strange that they attribute some words and meanings to countries or regions and the last ones to know are the people who actually live there.
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Funny..........

I've heard the word cerilla to describe ear wax!
Cerillo for match.

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¿A qué te refieres?

Cerilla (la)/Cerillo (el) = match
I'm sorry but is fosforo.

I wait your commentaries.
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También, sí.
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@Elaina: it's true that "cerilla" is a common word for "cerumen" around here, but I think anyone would understand pretty well Hans Christian Andersen's "La Vendedora de Cerillas".
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Hi, taking a look to this thread I saw the entry "hospital with a burnt unit". At least in Spain, the way we say it is "Hospital con unidad de quemados", something a bit more economical than the version above
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Hi, taking a look to (at, isn't it? ) this thread I saw the entry "hospital with a burnt unit". At least in Spain, the way we say it is "Hospital con unidad de quemados", something a bit more economical than the version above
Self correction above
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Hi, Bolboreta - Actually, it's "hospital with a burn unit". Burnt (patients) = quemados, seguro.
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I thought it was a "Burns unit" but maybe both.

Edit: this remnds me of a joke, probably only appreciated by those in Scotland:

Prince Charles is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. He enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness and says hello to the chap in bed no. 1. The patient replies..
"Fair fa your honest sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin' race,
Aboon them a ye take yer place,
Painch, tripe or thairm,
As langs my airm,"


Charles is confused, so he just grins and moves on to bed no. 2 and greets the patient, who responds.....
"Some hae meat an canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it.
But we hae meat an we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit."


Even more confused and his grin now rictus-like, the Prince moves on to the next patient, who immediately begins to chant.....
"Wee sleekit, cowerin, timrous beasty,
O the panic in thy breasty,
Thou needna start awa sae hastie,
Wi bickering brattle."


Now seriously alarmed, Charles turns to the accompanying doctor and asks....
"Is this a psychiatric ward?"


"No" replies the doctor, "This is the serious Burns unit!"

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