Translation of dinosaur in Spanish:

dinosaur

Pronunciation: /ˈdaɪnəsɔːr; ˈdaɪnəsɔː(r)/

n

  • 1.1 (prehistoric creature) dinosaurio (masculine)
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    • These great birds were the last successors of the mighty theropod dinosaurs of the Mesozoic.
    • We are so used to the enormous size of dinosaurs that we almost forget to think about how they grew to be so large.
    • They do still have two skeletons of Tarbosaurus, a theropod dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus rex.
    1.2 (outdated thing) pieza (feminine) de museo
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    • I still get invites but I feel like a dinosaur and a bit of a has-been now.
    • He is like a Tyrannosaurus Rex, leading a herd of corporate dinosaurs over the cliff and bellowing as he goes.
    • She said: "I suppose at 30 I'm considered a bit of a dinosaur in the industry."

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.