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mental

Pronunciation: /ˈmentl/

Translation of mental in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (before noun/delante del nombre) [powers/process/illness/health] mental; [hospital/patient] psiquiátrico mental torture tortura (feminine) psicológica to make a mental note of sth 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/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (predicative/predicativo) to be mental estar* chiflado [colloquial/familiar] to go mental [colloquial/familiar], (in anger) ponerse* como loco or como una fiera (with excitement) volverse* loco, desmadrarse [colloquial/familiar]

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