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American English: /soʊl/
British English: /səʊl/

Translation of soul in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable (Religion) she was wandering around like a lost soul
    vagaba por ahí como alma en pena
    to sell one's soul to the devil
    venderle el alma al diablo
    learning Greek irregular verbs is good for the soul [humorous]
    aprenderse los verbos irregulares griegos fortalece el espíritu [humorous]
    my mother, God rest her soul, loved this house
    mi madre, que en paz descanse or que en gloria esté, le tenía mucho cariño a esta casa
    upon my soul! (as interjection) [dated]
    ¡Dios Santo!
    (God) bless my soul! (as interjection) [dated]
    ¡Dios me ampare!
    Example sentences
    • It ignores all the empirical evidence for animal awareness while resting on an assumption for which there is no evidence: that human beings but no other animals possess immortal souls.
    • I know the idea of animals having reincarnated human souls is hardly a new one… but this was an interesting idea to explore.
    • The spiritual life of the soul with God is wounded, often mortally.
    1.2 countable (spirit, essence) she put her heart and soul into the task
    se entregó a la tarea en cuerpo y alma
    Example sentences
    • In public, at least, Kirk, who lives close to the Wight memorial in Thirsk, is the soul of diplomacy, maintaining that the amateur route will eventually reap dividends.
    • He is the soul of Christian courtesy and charity.
    • There are two women in Britain who make her look the soul of discretion, refinement and good taste.
    1.3 uncountable (feeling, spirituality) these modern buildings have no soul
    estos edificios modernos no tienen personalidad or carácter
    it's obvious you've got no soul
    está claro que no tienes sensibilidad
    he's/she's got soul (US) [slang]
    tiene muy buena onda [slang]
  • 2 countable (person) I won't tell a (living) soul
    no se lo diré a nadie
    there wasn't a soul about
    no había ni un alma
    a village of 200 souls [literary]
    un pueblo de 200 almas [literary]
    poor old soul! she can hardly walk
    ¡pobrecilla! or ¡pobrecita! casi no puede caminar
  • 3 (personification) the soul of discretion/kindness
    la discreción/la amabilidad personificada
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