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American English: /ˈmɛn(t)l/
British English: /ˈmɛnt(ə)l/

Translation of mental in Spanish:


  • 1 (before noun)
    mental torture
    tortura (feminine) psicológica
    to make a mental note of something
    tomar nota de algo mentalmente
    I've already formed a mental picture o image of the place
    yo ya me he hecho una idea del lugar
    Example sentences
    • Brentano did in fact hold that every mental phenomenon is an object of inner consciousness.
    • Why do you invest even one brain cell of your mental capital on figuring out his motivation?
    • The illness of a relative meant that we, his family, were fully aware of his abhorrence of the loss of mental faculty.
    Example sentences
    • During her time as a patient no treatment for mental disorder or illness was given.
    • Indeed, psychiatrists do not talk of insanity but prefer to use terms such as mental illness or mental disorder.
    • Nowadays, music is both applied for patients with mental disorders and healthy people.
  • 2 (mad) (British English) [colloquial] (predicative) to be mental
    estar chiflado [colloquial]
    to go mental
    [colloquial] (in anger)
    ponerse como loco or como una fiera
    (with excitement) [colloquial]

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