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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (religious)
a. spirit
El espíritu de tu madre siempre te acompañará a todas partes.Your mother's spirit will be always with you wherever you go.
2. (phantom)
a. ghost
Marina afirma que en su casa viven espíritus.Marina states that there are ghosts living in her house.
b. spirit
La médium aseguró que el espíritu de su abuela había permanecido en la casa.The medium assured that the spirit of their grandmother had remained in the house.
3. (attitude)
a. mind
Hay que afrontar los problemas nuevos con un espíritu abierto.You have to face new problems with an open mind.
b. spirit
Me da igual perder, no tengo un gran espíritu competitivo.I don't mind losing; I don't have a great competitive spirit.
4. (behavior)
a. spirit
Este niño tiene espíritu de escritor, ¡qué imaginación!This child has the spirit of a writer; he has such an imagination!
5. (nature)
a. spirit
Buena parte del espíritu de los ochenta eran los excesos y las fiestas locas.A good part of the spirit of the eighties was the excess and crazy parties.
6. (mood)
a. spirits
Mi amiga consiguió levantarme el espíritu con sus sabios consejos.My friend achieved to lift my spirits with her wise advices.
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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. (mente, alma)
a. spirit
2. (religion)
a. soul
Espíritu SantoHoly Ghost
3. (fantasma)
a. ghost
4. (actitud)
a. spirit
tener espíritu de contradicciónto be contrary
espíritu deportivosporting spirit
espíritu de equipoteam spirit
espíritu de venganzadesire for vengeance
5. (carácter)
a. spirit
el espíritu de la épocathe spirit of the age
6. (ánimo)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
levantar el espíritu a alguiento lift o raise somebody's spirits
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1 (lo inmaterial) spirit
pobre de espíritu poor in spirit; levantar el espíritu de algn to raise sb's spirits; en la letra y en el espíritu in the letter and in the spirit
espíritu de cuerpo esprit de corps
espíritu de equipo team spirit
espíritu de lucha fighting spirit
espíritu guerrero fighting spirit
2 [de persona] (mente) mind
con espíritu amplio with an open mind; de espíritu crítico of a critical turn of mind; edificar el espíritu de algn to improve sb's mind
3 (Religión) spirit
dar o rendir el espíritu to give up the ghost
Espíritu Santo Holy Ghost; Holy Spirit
4 (aparecido) spirit; ghost
espíritu maligno evil spirit
5 (alcohol) spirits
; (p)
espíritu de vino spirits of wine
; (p)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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