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Pronunciation: /ˈeləfənt; ˈelɪfənt/

Translation of elephant in Spanish:


  • 1.1 elefante, (masculine, feminine) a baby elephant una cría de elefante, un elefantito [colloquial/familiar] a bull elephant un elefante macho a cow elephant un elefante hembra, una elefanta she's like an elephant, she never forgets tiene una memoria de elefante to hunt elephant cazar* elefantes the elephant in the room asunto o problema obvio que nadie quiere reconocer to see pink elephants [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] ver* doble [colloquial/familiar], ver* diablos azules (Andes) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The sale of new ivory was banned in 1989 to curb the slaughter of elephants in Africa.
    • They will visit Nairobi Nursery, where the smallest orphaned elephants and rhinos are kept.
    • On watching the footage, you start to believe that elephants may indeed be as intelligent as the great apes.
    1.2 (in US) [Politics/Política] the elephant[ símbolo del partido republicano de los EEUU ]

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