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Pronunciation: /ˈæpətaɪt; ˈæpɪtaɪt/

Translation of appetite in Spanish:


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  • apetito (masculine) to have a healthy o good appetite tener* buen apetito the walk gave us an appetite la caminata nos abrió el apetito she ate with (a) good appetite comía con buen apetito to lose one's appetite perder* el apetito don't eat it now; you'll spoil your appetite no lo comas ahora, te va a quitar el apetito or las ganas de comer the bad news took away my appetite la mala noticia me quitó el apetito she has a tremendous appetite for enjoying life tiene unas ganas inmensas de gozar de la vida he has an enormous appetite for knowledge tiene una enorme sed de sabiduría or unas enormes ansias de conocimiento sexual appetite apetito (masculine) sexual
    Example sentences
    • We can choose to satisfy out appetites with healthy food, eating when we are hungry and stopping when we are full.
    • Just at this time he made a discovery that helped him satisfy their new appetite for solid food.
    • These characters will do anything to satisfy their appetites, whether for food, drink, or sex.

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