Translation of elephant in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈeləfənt; ˈelɪfənt/


  • 1.1 elefante, -ta (m,f) a baby elephant una cría de elefante, un elefantito [familiar/colloquial] 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 [colloq & dated] ver* doble [familiar/colloquial], ver* diablos azules (Andes) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • 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) ) [Pol] the elephantsímbolo del partido republicano de los EEUU

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.