Translation of instinct in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈɪnstɪŋkt/


countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable
  • 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
    More 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.

Definition of instinct in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day moto
motorcycle …
Cultural fact of the day

The variety of catalán spoken in the Balearic Islands is called mallorquín. Some people regard it as a separate language from Catalan, which enjoys official status, but it is not officially recognized as such.