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animal

animal(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (creature)
a. el animal
(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).
(M)
I love to go to the zoo and see all the different animals.Me encanta ir al zoológico y ver todos los animales diferentes.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(brute)
a. el bestia
(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).
(M)
, la bestia
(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).
(F)
Why on earth did she marry that animal?¿Cómo se le ocurrió casarse con ese bestia?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (relating to animals)
a. animal
The sperm whale has the biggest brain in the animal kingdom.El cachalote tiene el cerebro más grande del reino animal.
4. (carnal)
a. animal
After six months alone in the woods, the man allowed his animal instincts to guide him.Después de seis meses solo en el bosque, el hombre se dejaba guiar por sus instintos animales.
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animal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (creature)
a. el animal
(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).
(M)
the animal kingdomel reino animal
animal rightsderechos de los animales
he's an animales un animal, es un bestia
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animal [ˈænɪməl]
noun
1 (not plant) animal (m)
man is a political animal el hombre es un animal político
2 (thing) cosa (f)
there's no such animal no existe tal cosa
"Why don't we use a middle-man? Someone acceptable to both sides." Fox laughed. "There's no such animal."
they are two different animals son cosas bien distintas
These two reports were very different animals. One focussed on theory, the other on practice Leaders and managers can be seen as different animals. Managers tend to enjoy working within given confines. Leaders create their own horizons ...to convince investors that the merger of two such different animals should be taken seriously
3 (person) animal (informal) (m); bestia (informal) (m)
He's such an animal This man is an animal, a beast He's nothing but an animal
you animal! ¡animal! (informal); ¡bestia! (informal)
adjective
animal
modifier
animal cracker (n) (US) galletita (f) de animales
animal fats (n) grasas (f) de animal
animal husbandry (n) cría (f) de animales
animal instinct (n) instinto (m) animal
the animal kingdom (n) el reino animal
Animal Liberation Front (n) (Britain) Frente (m) de Liberación Animal
animal liberationist (n) miembro (m) del Frente de Liberación de los Animales
animal lover (n) amante (m) de los animales
The British are renowned as a nation of animal lovers
animal magnetism (n) [of person] atracción (f) animal; magnetismo (m) salvaje
He was not very tall, definitely not handsome, but he had an animal magnetism and a personality to match Corliss portrays Depardieu as a hard-drinking, wrong-side-of-the-tracks macho man, long on talent and animal magnetism but a bit short on brains
animal rights movement (n) movimiento (m) por los derechos de los animales
animal sanctuary (n) centro (m) de acogida para animales
animal spirits (n) vitalidad (f)
animal testing (n) pruebas (f) de laboratorio con animales
In 1991, a Mintel poll showed that animal testing appalled more people than any other ethical or environmental issue ...companies involved with animal testing A total ban on animal testing for cosmetics was voted in by Euro-mps yesterday
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