Translation of impulse in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈɪmpʌls/


  • 1.1 (urge) impulso (m) my first impulse was to stop her mi primer impulso fue pararla acting on (an) impulse llevado por un impulso on impulse, I ran after her sin pensarlo, salí corriendo tras ella I had a sudden, wild impulse to start shouting de repente me entraron unas ganas locas de ponerme a gritar (before n) it was an impulse buy lo compré en un impulso, fue una compra impulsiva impulse buying compras (fpl) impulsivas
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    • Bergman wants to portray the powerful, often destructive desires and impulses lying beneath placid social exteriors.
    • I had a sudden impulse to tell the woman pouring the wine that I loved her.
    • Driven by a mad impulse, I strolled up to the road in front of the cab, and stood before it.
    1.2 (impetus, force) impulso (m) electrical/nerve impulse impulso eléctrico/nervioso
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    • Even so, in this process the educated must provide the initial impulse; they must make the masses conscious of themselves and of their destiny.
    • The individual provides the impulse which sets the process of litigation in motion, but the institution - the law - defines the terms.
    • One of the main impulses for devolution in the 1980s and 1990s was the need to defend the social democratic settlement in Scotland and Wales from the neo-liberal attack.
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    • This will open the door for the realization that man exists within a huge field of gravitational and magnetic impulses.
    • The process of minimizing an impact force can be approached from the definition of the impulse of force.
    • This hypothesis has been around for decades and the study of it has failed to generate enough positive data to lead us to believe that sound waves instead of ion flux is how impulses are generated.

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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.