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"Birds" is a form of "bird", a noun which is often translated as "el pájaro". "Animals" is a form of "animal", a noun which is often translated as "el animal". Learn more about the difference between "birds" and "animals" below.
bird(
buhrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el pájaro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Magpies are among the most intelligent of birds.Las urracas son algunos de los pájaros más inteligentes.
b. el ave
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bird crashed into the sliding doors.El ave se estrelló contra las puertas corredizas.
There were a lot of birds nesting in the cliff.Había muchas aves anidando en el acantilado.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother joined the circus, but he's always been a strange bird.Mi hermano se unió al circo, pero siempre ha sido un tipo raro.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(woman) (United Kingdom)
a. la chica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were a lot of very good-looking birds at the bar.Había muchas chicas atractivas en el bar.
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animal(
ahn
-
ih
-
muhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (creature)
a. el animal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I love to go to the zoo and see all the different animals.Me encanta ir al zoológico y ver todos los animales diferentes.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(brute)
a. el bestia
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la bestia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Why on earth did she marry that animal?¿Cómo se le ocurrió casarse con ese bestia?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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.
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