Translation of elan in Spanish:


ímpetu, n.

Pronunciation /eɪˈlɑn/ /eɪˈlæn/ /eɪˈlɒ̃/ /eɪˈlan/

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    ímpetu masculine
    brío masculine
    elán masculine literary
    • In much the same way Kathakali eclipses other dance forms by its grandeur, Koman shadows all other personae, even though they are woven in a style combining ease and elan.
    • Mr. Marcose has a robust voice, which he modulates with uncommon ease and elan.
    • In far off India, Gandhi's barefoot army took on the armed might of the British Empire with as much elan as Ethiopian armed forces defeated the Italians at Adowa in 1896.
    • The sand bed, which the master insisted upon for aiding effective footwork, will retain for long impressions of hordes of creatures moving around, with elan and grace.
    • To see the skills, elan and passion of that multi-ethnic product in action on Wednesday night was uplifting and enlightening in equal measure.
    • But he has continued with the same elan and a quiet determination.
    • On the other hand there are those swaggering artistes of the Left Bank, the champions of France and a side whose rise has been based on elan and poise.
    • The Scots, however, had lost the dash and elan of the first half, and it took a sublime one-two from Taylor and Paterson to strike the killer blow.
    • Knowing, sophisticated elan is, in fact, notable by its absence.
    • The concept of a restaurant which supports the homeless with flair and elan is an excellent one and I admire the company's ambitions.
    • But what makes it grand is the sheer class and elan of the service.
    • It is often the case with major parts: what one gains with age and experience one loses with youthful fire and elan.
    • Whether it be the ‘banjara’ dance or a vigorous Bhangra, the kids aged between three and four years performed with certain elan.
    • The comments on initiative and its relation to elan are equally mysterious since, by most interpretations, elan refers to vigor and enthusiasm and has no necessary connection with initiative.
    • His tales aren't rhythmic and quiet narrations, but explosive stories of passion and elan.
    • The victory of Georgia was greeted with typical elan by Kerr: ‘It's fantastic news.’
    • The owners carried them around with such care and elan that visitors looked at the dogs with envy.
    • Individually, the calls did nothing to dampen my elan but something big and terrible happened after I pressed the ‘End’ button on the third one.
    • Though he speaks with a slight New York accent, he has cultivated a certain European elan, favoring well-tailored suits and shirts with French cuffs.
    • Our loss of improvisational elan can be dated to 1989.