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American English: /breɪn/
British English: /breɪn/

Translation of brain in Spanish:


  • 1 (organ) the human brain
    el cerebro humano
    Example sentences
    • This occurs as a result of damage to soft brain tissue when the brain rattles against the skull.
    • It is a precious tissue like the nervous tissue of the brain, spinal cord and heart muscle, as it cannot heal like the other tissues.
    • Stem cells are harvested from bone marrow, umbilical cords, the brain and spinal cord and other tissues.
  • 2 (intellect) she's got a good brain
    es muy inteligente
    his brain is still as agile as ever
    la cabeza le sigue funcionando perfectamente
    to be bored out of one's brain (British) [colloquial]
    estar aburrido como una ostra [colloquial]
    to have something on the brain [colloquial]
    tener algo metido en la cabeza
    she's got that boy on the brain
    tiene a ese chico metido en la cabeza
    tiene el seso sorbido por ese chico [colloquial]
  • 3 (clever person) the best brains in the country
    los mejores cerebros del país
    see alsobrains
    Example sentences
    • Could this be the big mo for Ben, Mena and Anil, the brains and the energy behind Typepad and Movable Type?
    • It's time to ask Tommy Champion, the brains and energy behind this event some questions.
    • Ansett liberated them from the old firm and set them up in KordaMentha (putting the brains of the outfit up front there).

transitive verb

  • [colloquial]
    romperle la crisma a [colloquial]
    I'll brain you if you don't shut up!
    ¡te rompo la crisma si no te callas! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • And in the morning when I looked at him, I asked what he was in for, it seemed that he'd brained his superior officer with a rifle butt.
    • In these streets he met Anitus, the king of the country, and brained him with his club, which was the fashion among gentlemen in those days.
    • Girls that like braining other girls with lacrosse sticks?
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