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hyena

Pronunciation: /haɪˈiːnə/

Translation of hyena in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • hiena (feminine) laughing o spotted hyena hiena manchada to laugh like a hyena reírse* como una hiena or una cacatúa
    Example sentences
    • Although similar in appearance to hyenas, African wild dogs are nevertheless true wild canidae.
    • Golden jackals, hyenas and even leopards are present but very rarely seen.
    • I have been filming for 14 years now, working with hyenas, leopards, and jackals.

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