Translation of hambre in English:



(con artículo masculino en el singular)
  • 1 1.1 (sensación) hunger tengo hambre I'm hungry tengo hambre de algo dulce [familiar/colloquial] I feel like something sweet pasamos un hambre horrible [familiar/colloquial] we were starving [colloquial/familiar] el ejercicio da hambre exercise makes you hungry me muero de hambre or tengo un hambre que me muero I'm starving [colloquial/familiar] allí la gente se muere de hambre people are starving to death there matar el hambre, comió unas galletas para matar el hambre he ate some cookies to keep him going o to stop him feeling hungry o [colloquial/familiar] to keep the wolf from the door se ha juntado el hambre con las ganas de comer or se juntaron el hambre y las ganas de comer [humorous/humorístico] one is as bad as the other, they're two of a kind, they're a right pair [colloquial/familiar] ser más listo que el hambre [familiar/colloquial] to be razor sharp [colloquial/familiar] tengo/tiene un hambre canina I'm/he's ravenous, I/he could eat a horse [colloquial/familiar] a buen hambre no hay pan duro or (RPl) cuando hay hambre no hay pan duro or (Col) a buen hambre no hay mal pan beggars can't be choosers muerto2 1.2 (como problema) el hambre hunger una campaña contra el hambre a campaign against hunger pagan sueldos de hambre they pay starvation wages
  • 2 [literary/literario] (ansia, deseo)hambre de algo tienen hambre de justicia they hunger for o after justice su insaciable hambre de riqueza/poder his insatiable desire o hunger for wealth/power su hambre de cariño her hunger o longing for affection

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