Translation of thirsty in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈθɜːrsti; ˈθɜːsti/

adjective/adjetivo (-tier, -tiest)

  • 1.1 [person/animal] que tiene sed, sediento [literary/literario] the thirsty fields los campos sedientos [literary/literario] to be thirsty tener* sed these plants are really thirsty estas plantas están pidiendo agua a gritos the heat makes you thirsty el calor te da sed to be thirsty for revenge tener* sed or ansias de venganza, estar* sediento de venganza [literary/literario]
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    • I heard once, from a bloke in an extremely loud bar, that the reason these places turn up the music is because it gets your adrenalin going, and that makes you thirsty and so you drink more.
    • It was a recent Friday in July and I was on my way to the store to get something to drink because I was thirsty.
    • I wasn't thirsty, but I drank a couple of mugfuls which went straight through me.
    1.2 (causing thirst) [work] que da sed
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    • What they don't mention is that studying the Talmud is thirsty work.
    • Charcoal making was probably thirsty work: little streams run down the woods from springs and seepages.
    • And after all the thirsty work of trawling the streets for entertainment or acquisitions you can always drop into one of the town's many pubs which really come into their own at this time of year.

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