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brain

Pronunciación: /breɪn/

Traducción de brain en español:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (organ) cerebro (masculine) the human brain el cerebro humano
    Example sentences
    • This occurs as a result of damage to soft brain tissue when the brain rattles against the skull.
    • It is a precious tissue like the nervous tissue of the brain, spinal cord and heart muscle, as it cannot heal like the other tissues.
    • Stem cells are harvested from bone marrow, umbilical cords, the brain and spinal cord and other tissues.
  • 2 (intellect) she's got a good brain es muy inteligente his brain is still as agile as ever la cabeza le sigue funcionando perfectamente to be bored out of one's brain (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] estar* aburrido como una ostra [colloquial/familiar] to have sth on the brain [colloquial/familiar] tener* algo metido en la cabeza she's got that boy on the brain tiene a ese chico metido en la cabeza, tiene el seso sorbido por ese chico [colloquial/familiar]
  • 3 (clever person) cerebro (masculine) the best brains in the country los mejores cerebros del país (before noun/delante del nombre) the brain drain la fuga de cerebros see also brains
    Example sentences
    • Could this be the big mo for Ben, Mena and Anil, the brains and the energy behind Typepad and Movable Type?
    • It's time to ask Tommy Champion, the brains and energy behind this event some questions.
    • Ansett liberated them from the old firm and set them up in KordaMentha (putting the brains of the outfit up front there).

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] romperle* la crisma a [colloquial/familiar] I'll brain you if you don't shut up! ¡te rompo la crisma si no te callas! [colloquial/familiar]

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