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fledgling

Pronunciation: /ˈfledʒlɪŋ/
fledgeling

Translation of fledgling in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (bird) polluelo (masculine), volantón (masculine) [technical/técnico]
    Example sentences
    • Only female hummingbirds are involved in parental care; they must incubate eggs, brood young hatchlings, and feed the chicks as nestlings and fledglings.
    • Scores of rare adult birds, fledglings and unhatched chicks are feared to have died when fire - which is being treated as suspicious - swept through reedbeds yesterday.
    • In monogamous species, both the male and female build the nest, incubate eggs, brood young and feed nestlings and fledglings.
    1.2 (person) novato, (masculine, feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) fledgling poet novel poeta (masculine) the fledgling republic la joven república a fledgling democracy una democracia en ciernes
    Example sentences
    • We'll hear from both sides and review the changes ahead for this fledgling democracy.
    • Asia's fledgling democracies should not despair just because things are messy at the moment.
    • You are the leader of the opposition in this emerging, fledgling democracy.

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