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"Jungle" is a noun which is often translated as "la selva", and "tropical forest" is a noun which is often translated as "el bosque tropical". Learn more about the difference between "jungle" and "tropical forest" 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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tropical forest
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el bosque tropical
(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).
Tropical forests are thought to be one of the oldest living ecosystems.Se cree que los bosques tropicales son uno de los ecosistemas vivos más antiguos.
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