afán = eagerness masculine noun

afán

masculine noun
masculine noun
plural afanes

English Translation of AFÁN

1
anhelo : eagerness, desire
en su afán por marcar un golin his eagerness to score a goal
con afán de agradar, repartió regalos para todosin his eagerness to please he gave everyone presents
lo hizo por o con afán de superarseshe did out of a desire to better herself
lo hicieron por o con afán de ganar tiempothey did it in a bid to gain time
el afán de lucrothe profit motive
actuaron sin afán de lucrothey didn't do it to make money
un juez con afán de protagonismoa judge who loves publicity or always wants to be in the limelight
tu hermano tiene mucho afán de protagonismoyour brother always wants to be the center of attention
una obra con afán didácticoan educational work
sin afán efectistawith no desire for dramatic effect
2
empeño : effort, determination
hacer algo con afánto do something eagerly
rebuscó con afán en los archivoshe searched eagerly through the files

Examples of AFÁN

en su afán de marcar un gol in his eagerness to score a goal
con afán de agradar, repartió regalos para todos in his eagerness to please he gave everyone presents
lo hizo por afán de superarse she did out of a desire to better herself
lo hicieron por afán de ganar tiempo they did it in a bid to gain time
el afán de lucro the profit motive
actuaron sin afán de lucro they didn't do it to make money
un juez con afán de protagonismo a judge who loves publicity or always wants to be in the limelight
tu hermano tiene mucho afán de protagonismo your brother always wants to be the center of attention
hacer algo con afán to do something eagerly
rebuscó con afán en los archivos he searched eagerly through the files
una obra con afán didáctico an educational work
sin afán efectista with no desire for dramatic effect
tengo muchísimo afán I'm in a tearing hurry
ir con afán to be in a hurry

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