bestial
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bestial(
behs
-
chuhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of or like an animal)
a. bestial
The bestial roars that came from the cave frightened the villagers away.Los rugidos bestiales que salían de la cueva ahuyentaban a los habitantes del pueblo.
2. (cruel)
a. brutal
Martina decided to exact revenge on her bestial husband.Martina tomó la decisión de vengarse de su marido brutal.
b. salvaje
The bestial acts carried out against the inhabitants of the island were shameful.Los actos salvajes cometidos contra los habitantes de la isla fueron vergonzosos.
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bestial
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. brutal, bestial
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bestial [ˈbestɪəl]
adjective
bestial
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bestial
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bestial(
behs
-
tyahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (atrocious)
a. brutal
Todos los medios de comunicación informaron sobre la violencia bestial del asesinato.The brutal violence of the murder was reported throughout the media.
2. (animalistic)
a. bestial
Elena fue apoderada de un instinto bestial de proteger a su crío del peligro.Some bestial instinct took over Elena to protect her child from harm.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(huge)
a. tremendous
Sentimos una explosión bestial en el medio de la noche que nos hizo pensar que era una bomba.We heard a tremendous explosion in the middle of the night which made us think a bomb had gone off.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me puse morado en la comida porque traía un apetito bestial.I pigged out at lunch because I was famished.
Este calor me da una sed bestial.I'm parched in this heat.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fabulous)
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ayer vimos una película bestial. Te la recomiendo.We watched a great movie yesterday. I recommend it.
b. terrific
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La fiesta que organizó Laura fue bestial. Todos nos divertimos mucho.The party Laura organized was terrific. We all had lots of fun.
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bestial
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brutal)
a. animal, brutal
2. (apetito)
a. tremendous
3. (colloquial)
a. terrific
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
bestial
adjective
1 (violento) beastly; bestial
instintos bestiales beastly o bestial instincts; fue un crimen bestial it was a beastly o brutal crime
su comportamiento es bestial, parece que nunca hubiera estado con seres humanos pegar a los niños es una cosa bestial el ser humano tiene que reprimir sus instintos bestiales para no acabar comportándose como un animal
2 (enorme) terrific (familiar); tremendous (familiar)
la máquina hacía un ruido bestial the machine made a terrific o tremendous noise (familiar); tengo un sueño bestial I'm incredibly tired; tengo unas ganas bestiales de irme de vacaciones I'm just dying to go on holiday (familiar)
tuve una suerte bestial con conocerte
3 (España) (estupendo) smashing (familiar); super (familiar)
¡es un tío bestial! he's a smashing o super guy! (familiar); pasamos un rato bestial we had a smashing o super time (familiar); we had a whale of a time (familiar)
si te vienes con nosotros lo pasarás bestial
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