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"Wild" is an adjective which is often translated as "salvaje", and "rough" is an adjective which is often translated as "áspero". Learn more about the difference between "wild" and "rough" below.
wild(
wayld
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not domesticated)
a. salvaje
Wild animals should not be kept as pets.Los animales salvajes no se deben tener como mascotas.
b. silvestre (plants)
Some of the wild flowers are native to this region of Spain.Algunas de las flores silvestres son originarias de esta región de España.
2. (unruly)
a. desenfrenado
The host led the party guests in a wild dance.El anfitrión lideró a los invitados de la fiesta en un baile desenfrenado.
b. loco
He's a wild man; you don't want to have anything to do with him.Es un tipo loco; no quieres relacionarte con él.
3. (enthusiastic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He is wild about all things Japanese.A él le apasiona lo que tenga que ver con Japón.
I'm not wild about having to work over the weekend.No me entusiasma mucho el tener que trabajar durante el fin de semana.
4. (desolate)
a. agreste
He took many pictures of the wild landscapes of Greenland.Tomó muchas fotos del paisaje agreste de Groenlandia.
5. (cards)
a. el comodín
(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).
Twos and aces are wild.Los naipes que tengan o un dos o un as son comodines.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (uncontrolled)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The neighbors let their dog run wild through everyone's yard.Los vecinos permiten que su perro corra libremente por los patios de los demás.
Their kids ran wild through our house and they didn't say anything!Sus niños hicieron lo que les dio la gana en nuestra casa, ¡y no dijeron nada!
These orchids grow wild in my country.Estas orquídeas crecen silvestres en mi país.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (nature)
a. la naturaleza
(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).
They set off into the wild with heavy backpacks and high hopes.Salieron a la naturaleza con mochilas pesadas y grandes esperanzas.
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rough(
ruhf
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not smooth)
a. áspero (surface)
I don't like this dress, the fabric is too rough.No me gusta este vestido, la tela es demasiado áspera.
b. accidentado (terrain)
The island of Lanzarote has a rough landscape.La isla de Lanzarote tiene un paisaje accidentado.
2. (weather)
a. tormentoso
We can't take the boat out in this rough weather.No podemos sacar el bote con este tiempo tormentoso.
3. (approximate)
a. aproximado
Do you have a rough idea of the number of clients coming today?¿Tienes una idea aproximada del número de clientes que vendrán hoy?
4. (unpleasant)
a. duro
Life is rough and you have to be brave.La vida es dura y tienes que ser valiente.
5. (rude)
a. brusco
The store clerk talked to me in a rough way.El dependiente me habló de manera brusca.
6. (unwell)
a. indispuesto
If you're feeling rough, why don't you lie down for a while?Si te sientes indispuesto, ¿por qué no te echas un rato?
b. mal (adverb)
I drank a lot at the party and felt a bit rough the day after.Bebí mucho en la fiesta y me encontraba bastante mal al día siguiente.
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