beast

beast(
bist
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. 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)
The artists depicted all manner of birds and beasts in their artworks.Los artistas representaban toda clase de pájaros y bestias en sus obras de arte.
b. 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)
There were several healthy-looking beasts for sale at the market.En el mercado, había varios animales de aspecto saludable en venta.
c. la fiera
(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)
A bullfight is a struggle between man and beast.Una corrida de toros es una lucha entre el hombre y la fiera.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unpleasant person)
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)
I don't know how she stands being married to that beast.No sé cómo soporta estar casada con ese bestia.
3. (thing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was used to fast cars, but this was a different sort of beast.Estaba acostumbrado a los carros rápidos, pero esto era otra cosa.
This type of guitar is a rare beast these days.Hoy en día difícilmente consigues una guitarra como esta.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unpleasant experience)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was a beast of a job getting the piano up the stairs.Sudamos tinta para subir el piano por las escaleras.
This drawer is a beast to open.Es dificilísimo de abrir este cajón.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(strong or able person)
a. la fiera
(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)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Elliot is an absolute beast in the kitchen.Elliot es una fiera total en la cocina.
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beast
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (animal)
a. el bestia f, 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)
beast of burdenbestia de carga
2. (colloquial)
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)
(unpleasant person)
a beast of a jobun trabajo de chinos or
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beast [biːst]
noun
1 (animal) bestia (f)
beast of burden bestia (f) de carga; the king of the beasts el rey de los animales; the Beast (Rel) la Bestia; the mark of the Beast (Rel) la marca de la Bestia
2 (person) bestia (informal) (m)
that beast of a policeman aquel bestia de policía (informal); what a beast he is! ¡qué bruto or bestia es! (informal); you beast! ¡animal! (informal)
3 (thing)
it's a beast of a day es un día horrible (informal); it's a beast of a job es un trabajo de chinos (informal); a good thriller is a rare beast indeed escasean las buenas novelas/películas de suspense; this is quite a different beast esto ya es otra cosa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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