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"Embriaguez" is a noun which is often translated as "drunkenness", and "borrachera" is a noun which is also often translated as "drunkenness". Learn more about the difference between "embriaguez" and "borrachera" below.
embriaguez(
ehm
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bryah
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gehs
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (ebriety)
a. drunkenness
Su embriaguez lo hacía bambolearse al andar.His drunkenness made him sway while he walked.
b. intoxication
Tomamos vino hasta llegar a la embriaguez.We drank wine to the point of intoxication.
c. inebriation
La autopsia reveló que la mujer manejaba en estado de embriaguez.The autopsy revealed that the woman was driving in a state of inebriation.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(entrancement)
a. elation
Nada pudo superar la embriaguez que sentí cuando gané el premio.Nothing could match the elation I felt when I won the award.
b. rapture
¿Existe un sentimiento superior a la embriaguez de estar enamorado?Is there a better feeling than the rapture of being in love?
c. euphoria
Yo estaba en el estadio y pude ver la embriaguez de los fanáticos cuando su equipo ganó.I was in the stadium and could sense the fans' euphoria when their team won.
d. intoxication
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La ovación del público me generó embriaguez.The audience's ovation left me in a state of intoxication.
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borrachera(
boh
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rrah
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cheh
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (inebriation)
a. drunkenness
La borrachera se te va a pasar más rápido si bebes mucha agua.Your drunkenness will go away faster if you drink a lot of water.
2. (excitement)
a. intoxication
Se le pasó la borrachera que le produjo ser admitida en su universidad favorita cuando las clases empezaron.The intoxication she felt having been admitted to her favorite university faded once classes started.
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