el brío
-the spirit
See the entry for brío.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (energy)
a. spirit
Aunque nuestro equipo perdió el partido, nuestro entrenador nos elogió por jugar con brío.Although our team lost the game, our coach praised us for playing with spirit.
b. verve
Bailamos la música irlandesa con alegría y brío.We danced to the Irish music with joy and verve.
2. (resolve)
a. determination
Ante los ataques, Adrián defendió la reputación de su familia con brío.In the face of the attacks, Adrian defended his family reputation with determination.
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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. (energía, decisión)
a. spirit, verve
1 (ánimo) spirit; verve
es hombre de bríos he's a man of spirit; he's a man of mettle
2 (decisión) determination
cortar los bríos a algn to clip sb's wings
3 (elegancia) elegance
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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