afán = eagerness masculine noun

afán

masculine noun
plural afanes

English Translation of AFÁN

1
anhelo : eagerness, desireen su afán por 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 o con afán de superarse she did out of a desire to better herself
2
empeño : effort, determinationhacer algo con afán to do something eagerly rebuscó con afán en los archivos he searched eagerly through the files

Examples of AFÁN

    lo hicieron por o con 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 una obra con afán didáctico an educational work sin afán efectista with no desire for dramatic effect en su afán de marcar un gol in his eagerness to score a goal 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

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