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instinct

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnstɪŋkt/

Translation of instinct in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • instinto (masculine) maternal/business instinct instinto maternal/para los negocios the instinct for survival el instinto de conservación or de supervivencia by instinct por instinto, instintivamente my first instinct was to escape mi primera reacción fue escapar all his instincts told him to remain silent su intuición le decía que era mejor callarse
    Example sentences
    • This is a sociable little animal with strong maternal instincts.
    • Valentin aims to balance the cubs' need for care and attention with the wild instincts the growing animals need for survival.
    • This instinct caused animals to form close-knit, evenly spaced groups, as seen in real mammal herds and fish schools.

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