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American English: /ˈænəməl/
British English: /ˈanɪm(ə)l/

Translation of animal in Spanish:


  • 1 (creature) man is a political/social animal
    el hombre es un animal político/social
    to bring out the animal in somebody
    despertar el instinto animal de alguien
    Example sentences
    • There are all sorts of ways in which an animal can organise a response when faced with a particular situation.
    • These animals are herbivores, specializing on the flowers of creosote bushes.
    • Rabies affects the central nervous system of animals and causes behavioral changes.
    Example sentences
    • The animals must also be fed an organic diet and be allowed to roam freely.
    • Let's remind ourselves how BSE came about: because farmers fed animals to animals.
    • We rest the herd near camp on a large area of tundra where the animals can feed.
  • 2 (brute)
    Example sentences
    • He's just brute strength. You get him into the weight room and he's just an animal. You just walk by and you can sense how powerful he is.
    • "He's just an animal," Schimeck, a defensive end, said. "He's one of the hardest kids I've ever had to tackle. He puts his shoulder down and he'll just run you over."
    • Your unthinking hatred of all things public and your disconnect with history and reality, doom you to the status of a mindless animal.


  • (desires/needs)
    de la carne
    propio de un animal
    Example sentences
    • These masks combine avian and marine animal characteristics with the tusks and horns of land animals.
    • Teams of police and wildlife agents are training to shut down markets and curbside animal vendors.
    • Jellyfish belong to one of the oldest extant animal phyla, the Cnidaria.
    Example sentences
    • The meaning of human life would be reduced to the physical, base animal instincts, trapped within the contours of the body.
    • Can the legend be explained by animal instinct and natural intelligence alone, or did a true friendship develop between these two hunters of the sea?
    • Christopher crumples to the ground, groans, expressing emotions in a physical, almost animal way, that most of us are incapable of.
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