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Inflexiones de 'afán' (nm): mpl: afanes
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afán nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (empeño, esfuerzo)effort nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  eagerness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El jefe exhortó a sus colaboradores a poner todo su afán en el trabajo.
 The boss urged his collaborators to put all their efforts into their work.
 
Additional Translations
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afán nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (ambición, anhelo, deseo)desire, ambition nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (jealousy)zeal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Mi mayor afán es llegar a ser una cantante famosa.
 My biggest desire (or: ambition) is to become a famous singer.
afán nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (manía, obstinación)eagerness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Su afán de llevar la contraria, por querer llamar la atención, es enfermizo.
 His eagerness to get attention is sickening.
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Compound Forms:
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afán de notoriedad nm + loc adj (necesidad de atención)desire to be famous, desire to be noticed, want to be famous nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  attention-seeking, publicity-seeking adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La televisión actual está plagada de gente con afán de notoriedad.
 Television these days is full of people who want to be famous.
afán de superación grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (ganas de mejorar)desire to improve nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  desire for self-improvement nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El equipo consiguió llegar a la final gracias a su afán de superación.
 The team managed to reach the finals thanks to their desire to improve.
 The team managed to reach the finals thanks to their desire for self-improvement.
con el afán de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (con la intención de)with the intention of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in order to conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Con el afán de convencernos, nos contaron todas las ventajas de participar en este proyecto.
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