Translation of reptile in Spanish:

reptile

Pronunciation: /ˈreptl; -taɪl; ˈreptaɪl/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] reptil (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • He's really a wildlife photographer; to get his shots, he turns into an adventurer who has learned much about reptiles - snakes being his favorite cold-blooded creature.
    • Stainton has helmed Irwin's cable exploits for years, and he understands the inherent drama and suspense in diddling with deadly snakes and toothy reptiles.
    • Several hunts organized by the city government over the past months turned up empty-handed, apparently since cold-blooded reptiles are not very active during the chillier months.
    1.2 (person) ser (masculine) abyecto

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