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"Wild" is an adjective which is often translated as "salvaje", and "young" is an adjective which is often translated as "joven". Learn more about the difference between "wild" and "young" 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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young(
yuhng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (age)
a. joven
My mother and father married at a young age.Mi madre y padre se casaron cuando eran jóvenes.
2. (appearance)
a. joven
How do you maintain such young skin?¿Cómo mantienes la piel tan joven?
3. (inexperienced)
a. verde
My assistant is still young at this, but he'll get better.Mi asistente todavía está muy verde, pero ya mejorará.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (young people)
a. la gente joven
(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 young are full of hope.La gente joven está llena de esperanza.
b. los jóvenes
(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 elderly always complain about the young, and vice versa.Los viejos siempre se quejan de los jóvenes, y vice versa.
5. (animal offspring)
a. la cría
(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 lioness protected her young from the hyena.La leona protegió sus crías de la hiena.
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