appetite
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appetite(
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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. (hunger)
a. el apetito
(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).
Your friend is such a slob that I completely lost my appetite.Tu amigo es tan cerdo que me hizo perder el apetito por completo.
b. las ganas de comer
(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).
I always have an appetite for chocolate!¡Siempre tengo ganas de comer chocolate!
2. (desire)
a. el apetito
(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).
Gene talked to his therapist about his recent decrease in sexual appetite.Gene habló con su terapeuta sobre su reciente disminución del apetito sexual.
b. el deseo
(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).
Sorry, I don't have much appetite for social activity tonight.Lo siento, no tengo mucho deseo de actividad social esta noche.
c. el anhelo
(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).
Her ever-increasing appetite for fame has driven her to take bad decisions.Su anhelo cada vez mayor de fama la llevó a tomar decisiones erradas.
d. la sed
(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 aspiring polyglot had a voracious appetite for learning languages.El joven aspirante a políglota tenía una sed insaciable de aprender lenguas.
e. las ganas
(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).
Political change had created an insatiable appetite for liberty.El cambio político había generado unas ganas irrefrenables de libertad.
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appetite
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for food)
a. el apetito
(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).
to have a good appetitetener buen apetito
to spoil somebody's appetitequitarle el apetito a alguien
to give somebody an appetiteabrirle el apetito a alguien
2. (for knowledge, sex)
a. el afán m, apetito
(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).
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appetite [ˈæpɪtaɪt]
noun
1 (for food) apetito (m)
to eat with an appetite comer con buen apetito or con ganas; to have a good appetite tener buen apetito; to have no appetite no tener apetito
2 deseo (m); anhelo (m);for de
they had no appetite for further fighting ya no les apetecía seguir luchando; no tenían más ganas de luchar; it spoiled their appetite for going abroad eso les quitó las ganas de ir al extranjero
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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loss of appetite
pérdida de apetito
good appetite
buen apetito
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