Translation of animal in Spanish:

animal

Pronunciation: /ˈænəməl; ˈænɪməl/

noun/nombre

  • 1 (creature) animal (masculine) man is a political/social animal el hombre es un animal político/social to bring out the animal in sb despertar* el instinto animal de algn
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    • 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.
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    • 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) animal (masculine and feminine), bestia (feminine)
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    • 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.

adjective/adjetivo

  • [desires/needs] carnal, de la carne; [behavior] propio de un animal

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