Quick answer
"Jungle" is a noun which is often translated as "la selva", and "rainforest" is a noun which is often translated as "la selva lluviosa". Learn more about the difference between "jungle" and "rainforest" below.
jungle(
juhng
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guhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la selva
(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).
We explored the jungle while we were in Venezuela.Exploramos la selva mientras estábamos en Venezuela.
b. la jungla
(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 wildlife in the Panamanian jungle is incredible.La vida silvestre en la jungla de Panamá es increíble.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(zoo)
a. la selva
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Shopping malls are a jungle on December 23rd.Los centros comerciales son una selva el 23 de diciembre.
b. la jungla
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
You've got to be quick to survive in this concrete jungle.Tienes que ser listo para sobrevivir en esa jungla de concreto.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(maze)
a. la maraña
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
I had to go through a jungle of suitcases to reach the exit.Tuve que pasar una maraña de maletas para llegar a la salida.
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rainforest(
reyn
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faw
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rihst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la selva lluviosa
(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).
A large part of the Amazon rainforest has been destroyed.Se ha destruido gran parte de la selva lluviosa amazónica.
b. la selva tropical
(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).
Many species in the rainforest are endangered by deforestation.Muchas especies de la selva tropical están en peligro de extinción por la deforestación.
c. el bosque lluvioso
(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).
The El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico is a natural wonder of the Caribbean.El bosque lluvioso de El Yunque en Puerto Rico es una maravilla natural del Caribe.
d. el bosque pluvial
(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).
There are many campaigns for the protection of the Amazon rainforest.Hay muchas campañas para la protección del bosque pluvial amazónico.
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