Quick answer
"Wildness" is a noun which is often translated as "el estado salvaje", and "wilderness" is a noun which is often translated as "la tierra virgen". Learn more about the difference between "wildness" and "wilderness" below.
wildness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (uncultivated state)
a. el estado salvaje
(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).
I love the wildness of this coastline.Me encanta el estado salvaje de esta costa.
b. lo salvaje
We get a lot of visitors who come to appreciate the wildness of the area.Disfrutamos de muchos visitantes que vienen a apreciar lo salvaje de la zona.
c. lo agreste
The wildness of the island is a perfect setting for the new reality show.Lo agreste de la isla es el marco perfecto para el nuevo reality show.
2. (uncontrolled behavior)
a. la extravagancia
(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 wildness of the plots has drawn a lot of viewers to the series.La extravagancia de los argumentos ha atraído a muchos telespectadores a la serie.
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wilderness(
wihl
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duhr
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nihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (uncultivated land)
a. la tierra virgen
(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 east of the country is a wilderness.El este del país es tierra virgen.
b. 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).
One day, the lawyer decided to quit his job to go live in the wilderness.Un día, el abogado decidió dejar su trabajo e irse a vivir a la naturaleza.
c. 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).
(with dense vegetation)
Mowgli grew up in the wilderness, far from any other humans.Mowgli se crió en la jungla, lejos de todo ser humano.
d. el desierto
(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).
(waterless)
And Jesus went into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan.Y Jesús marchó al desierto, donde fue tentado por Satanás.
2. (uninviting place)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Every evening, the city became a wilderness of steel and glass.Por las noches, la ciudad se convertía en un desierto de acero y cristal.
The market was a wilderness of streets.El mercado era un laberinto de calles.
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