Translation of soul in Spanish:

soul

Pronunciation: /səʊl/

n

  • 1 1.1 c [Relig] alma (f‡) 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 [humorístico/humorous] aprenderse los verbos irregulares griegos fortalece el espíritu [humorístico/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 interj) [dated] ¡Dios Santo! (God) bless my soul! (as interj) [dated] ¡Dios me ampare! 1.2 c (spirit, essence) alma (f‡) she put her heart and soul into the task se entregó a la tarea en cuerpo y alma
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    • 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.
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    • 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 u (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 (AmE) [slang/argot] tiene muy buena onda [argot/slang]
  • 2 c (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 [literario/literary] un pueblo de 200 almas [literario/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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