1. (creature) 
a. el animal (M) 
I love to go to the zoo and watch all of the different animals.Me encanta ir al zoológico y ver todos los animales diferentes.
2. (figurative) (brute) 
a. el bestia (M)la bestia (F) 
Why on earth did she marry that animal?¿Cómo se le ocurrió casarse con ese bestia?
3. (relating to animals) 
a. animal 
The sperm whale has the biggest brain in the animal kingdom.El cachalote tiene el cerebro más grande del reino animal.
4. (carnal) 
a. animal 
After six months alone in the woods, the man allowed his animal instincts to guide him.Después de seis meses solo en el bosque, el hombre se dejaba guiar por sus instintos animales.
1. (creature) 
a. el animal (M) 
the animal kingdomel reino animal
animal rightsderechos de los animales
he's an animales un animal, es un bestia
animal [ˈænɪməl]
1 (not plant) animal (m)
man is a political animal el hombre es un animal político
2 (thing) cosa (f)
there's no such animal no existe tal cosa
"Why don't we use a middle-man? Someone acceptable to both sides." Fox laughed. "There's no such animal."
they are two different animals son cosas bien distintas
These two reports were very different animals. One focussed on theory, the other on practice Leaders and managers can be seen as different animals. Managers tend to enjoy working within given confines. Leaders create their own horizons convince investors that the merger of two such different animals should be taken seriously
3 (person) animal (informal) (m); bestia (informal) (m)
He's such an animal This man is an animal, a beast He's nothing but an animal
you animal! ¡animal! (informal); ¡bestia! (informal)
animal cracker (n) (US) galletita (f) de animales
animal fats (n) grasas (f) de animal
animal husbandry (n) cría (f) de animales
animal instinct (n) instinto (m) animal
the animal kingdom (n) el reino animal
Animal Liberation Front (n) (Britain) Frente (m) de Liberación Animal
animal liberationist (n) miembro (m) del Frente de Liberación de los Animales
animal lover (n) amante (m) de los animales
The British are renowned as a nation of animal lovers
animal magnetism (n) [of person] atracción (f) animal; magnetismo (m) salvaje
He was not very tall, definitely not handsome, but he had an animal magnetism and a personality to match Corliss portrays Depardieu as a hard-drinking, wrong-side-of-the-tracks macho man, long on talent and animal magnetism but a bit short on brains
animal rights movement (n) movimiento (m) por los derechos de los animales
animal sanctuary (n) centro (m) de acogida para animales
animal spirits (n) vitalidad (f)
animal testing (n) pruebas (f) de laboratorio con animales
In 1991, a Mintel poll showed that animal testing appalled more people than any other ethical or environmental issue ...companies involved with animal testing A total ban on animal testing for cosmetics was voted in by Euro-mps yesterday
masculine noun
1. (living being) 
a. animal 
En el zoológico local hay más de 250 animales.The local zoo is home to more than 250 animals.
b. beast 
El jinete ensilló el animal y cabalgó hacia el oeste.The rider saddled the beast and rode off into the west.
2. (colloquial) (uncivilized person) 
a. animal 
¡Dejen de correr y gritar dentro de la casa, animales!Stop running and screaming inside the house, you animals!
b. brute 
Animal, cierra la ventana con cuidado o la vas a romper.Easy on the window or you might break it, you brute.
c. lout 
Lucía piensa que todos los jugadores de rugby son unos animales.Lucia thinks all rugby players are louts.
3. (stupid person) 
a. fool 
Eres un animal. La capital de Uruguay es Montevideo, no Buenos Aires.You are a fool. The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo, not Buenos Aires.
b. moron 
Ese animal piensa que el Sol gira alrededor de la Tierra.That moron thinks that the sun spins around the Earth.
4. (colloquial) (rough) 
a. uncouth 
¡Cristina es tan animal! No tiene cuidado con los vasos de vidrio.¡Cristina is so uncouth! She doesn't handle glasses with care.
5. (relating to animals) 
a. animal 
En mi dieta no hay mucha proteína animal.My diet doesn't include much animal protein.
6. (ignorant) 
a. stupid 
¡No seas animal! Los pingüinos viven en la Antártida, no en el Polo Norte.Don't be stupid! Penguins live in Antarctica, not in the North Pole.
1. (instintos, funciones) 
a. animal 
el reino animalthe animal kingdom
2. (persona; basto) 
a. rough 
3. (ignorante) 
a. ignorant 
4. (general) 
a. animal 
animal de cargabeast of burden
animal de compañíapet
animal domésticofarm animal
animal protegidoprotected species
5. (persona) 
a. animal, brute 
1 (de los animales) animal
instinto animal animal instinct
el reino animal
2 (estúpido) stupid
el muy animal no sabe la capital de España he's so stupid he doesn't know what the capital of Spain is
3 (bruto)
¡deja ya de empujar, no seas tan animal! stop pushing, you great oaf o brute; no seas animal, trátala con cariño don't be such a brute, be kind to her; ¡el muy animal se comió tres platos! he had three helpings, the oaf o pig!
los animales salvajes wild animals; soy un animal político I am a political animal; ser animal de costumbres to be a creature of habit
ser un animal de bellota to be as thick as two short planks (familiar)
comer como un animal to eat like a pig
trabajar como un animal to work like a slave; work all the hours God sends (familiar)
animal de carga (burro, buey) beast of burden
¡me tratas como a un animal de carga! what did your last servant die of? (familiar)
animal de compañía pet
animal de laboratorio laboratory animal
animal de tiro draught animal; draft animal; (EEUU)
animal doméstico [de compañía] pet; [de granja] domestic animal
1 (estúpido) fool; moron (familiar)
¡animal!, tres y dos son cinco you fool o moron (familiar), three plus two makes five
2 (bruto) brute
el animal de Juan seguía pegándole that brute Juan kept on hitting him; el animal de Antonio se comió su plato y el mío that pig Antonio ate all his own dinner and mine too; eres un animal, lo has roto you're so rough you've gone and broken it
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